Is There A Place For A VW Caddy In The Current SUV-Infested Market?

Buyers who want to transport more people and larger than usual items normally go for SUVs or estates. But what if that’s not enough? That’s where vans and minivans such as the Volkswagen Caddy Life come in to the picture, promising loads of interior space and the option of more than five seats.

A natural contender to the likes of the Peugeot Rifter, Citroen Berlingo and Ford Tourneo Connect, the VW Caddy is available in a single trim level in the United Kingdom, priced from £21,393 ($27,797/€24,809) OTR. It doesn’t offer many features for the money, but you still get all the usual amenities such as air conditioning, heated windscreen, 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system and front assist with city emergency braking as standard.

Also Read: All-New 2021 VW Caddy Compact Van Spotted For The First Time

There’s also the Maxi version, which comes with an even longer wheelbase, raising the number of seats from 5 to 7. The engine range includes a 1.0-liter petrol and 2.0-liter diesel, both of them delivering 101 horsepower, with the former coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox and the latter adding a six-speed automatic option. Additionally a 148 hp version of the oil burner is available, which makes hauling stuff easier and drops the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration time to less than 10 seconds.

Aside from offering tons of space inside, there aren’t many positive aspects to owning a Caddy Life Maxi. The build quality isn’t that good, it doesn’t get loads of  equipment, soundproofing isn’t going to impress and creating a flat loading area is going to give you a headache.

This brings us to the question, would you prefer this over a modern crossover? CarBuyer believes it’s worth considering, at least, after driving it. So, let’s see what else they had to say about it by watching the video that follows.


  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    She’s so patronising.

  • ji

    Recent study reveals that over 63% people are occupied into internet based activities. The Online world is growing on a day-to-day basis therefore people are currently having an ocean of money making opportunities using the internet to generate income. All people would love to dedicate time his/her good friends by going any wonderful place in the globe. However choosing the best strategy furthermore setting a proper destination is our target toward being successful. Already the largest number of individuals are making such a good earnings of $24000 weekly by using strongly suggested as well as great techniques for producing huge money online. Start off to get paid from the first day when you finally look at our web site >>>>> LNK.BZ/HAPL

  • Callanish

    Nice hearse.

  • StrangerGP

    There’s no place for commercial vehicles that want to pose as minivans.

  • mist

    The Berlingo, Partner and Combo are much better because they are new models.

  • Paul

    It sounds like with a little more refinement they could have a really good little van here.

Porsche North America Boss Says EVs Will Soon Become Commonplace

Porsche is confident it can easily out-sell its first year of production of the upcoming Taycan .

2020 MINI Electric Teased, Debuts July 9th

MINI is going electric, but the upcoming Cooper SE is only expected to have a range of approximately 114 miles.

Korean Brands Dominate Initial Quality Study, But Porsche’s 911 Comes Out On Top

Genesis had the highest initial quality and they were closely followed by Kia and Hyundai.

Ford Says Explorer ST Customers Aren’t Interested In A V8

The hottest Explorer on sale is powered by an EcoBoost 3.0-liter V6 with 400 HP.

SUV And Tow Truck Decide To Go Their Separate Ways

After the SUV fell off, the tow truck began rolling forward towards a parked van.

2020 Cadillac XT5 Facelift Bows In China With Minor Updates

The 2020 Cadillac XT5 has a new grille and an updated infotainment system with a rotary controller.

Spiderman Goes Electric, Takes A Spin In The Audi E-tron GT

The latest Spiderman flick will feature cameos by the Audi A7, Q8 and e-tron.

Acura To Tackle Pikes Peak With A 400 HP MDX Sport Hybrid

Acura is also bringing along four other models to the hillclimb, including two NSXs.

James Bond May Drive The Aston Martin Valhalla In New Film

The Valhalla will hit the streets in 2021 with a 1,000 hp hybrid powertrain.

Ferrari 488 Pista Laps The Top Gear Track In A Record 1:12.7

The Ferrari 488 Pista features a twin-turbo V8 with a brutal 711 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque.