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Volkswagen Caddy Life review

£24,744 - £33,414
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Published: 31 Jan 2022
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Buying

What should I be paying?

A very basic Caddy starts at £25,379 in the UK, but it’s the Life trim you’ll really want at a very reasonable £29,569. That brings 16-inch alloy wheels as standard (although you can upgrade to 17s or even 18s). 

It also adds the proper infotainment screen and the option of upgrading to the 10.0-inch unit for £1,302. Given our experiences with the Mk8 Golf we might avoid that option though, spending £174 instead on Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity. 

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LED headlights are also optional, as is the fantastic – if a little expensive at nearly £1,000 – panoramic roof. Spec the latter and the Caddy cabin is literally filled with light from all angles. Giant windows mean visibility for the driver is excellent, although kids in the back might struggle with the non-opening windows on the sliding doors. 

In terms of fuel consumption, we managed to get 45.7mpg from the 1.5-litre petrol with DSG ‘box – actually slightly better than Volkswagen claims. The 2.0-litre diesel in either state of tune should get you into the 50s. 

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