Volkswagen Caddy long-term test - Final Report

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018   |   Author: Tony Rock

Caddy Cab

5th Report

If you’re after a cabin to excite the eyeballs then the Caddy’s isn’t the place for you.

But if you want a mixture of get-on-with-it practicality and driver comfort, you’ve come to the right place.

It’s mostly finished in hardwearing, practical, black plastic.

However, both seats come with Austin cloth upholstery as standard and are comfortable, while the driver’s also provides lumbar support adjustment as standard on our Highline trim.

The steering wheel is covered in leather.

There’s storage overhead (a full-width shelf above the windscreen), below (under each seat), to the side (in the door pockets and between the seats) and in front (on top of the dash, in front of the gearstick, above the glove box, and inside the glove box, which is lockable).

The navigation and smartphone connectivity plus the DAB radio and CD player (some fun is allowed), which are all operated via the touch-screen system, work well.

The one downer is the amount of road noise that enters the cabin, which has been exacerbated on a couple of occasions by strips of rubber seal breaking free on the bottom of the windows and flapping against the vehicle exterior or window (I couldn’t tell which), causing a tapping that was particularly irritating, while it lasted, when travelling at motorway speeds.

Report Card: Cabin

A sensible, if a little dull-looking, working environment, that lost a mark because of the amount of road noise you can hear.

Score: 3/5

Highline C20 Eu6 1.4 TSI 125hp BMT 6-speed manual

Mileage    6,009
Official combined consumption     48.7mpg
Our average consumption    36.9mpg
Price range (ex VAT)    £14,625-£22,205
Price (ex VAT)    £17,735
Warranty    3yrs/100,000mls
Service intervals    1yr/10,000mls
Load length        1,779mm
Load width (min/max)    1,170/1,556mm
Load bay height    1,244mm
Load volume    3.2m3
Gross payload 645kg
Engine size/power    1,395cc/125hp
CO2    133g/km

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