Used Volkswagen Caddy for sale
The Volkswagen Caddy Cargo is a small van that offers plenty of practical features, as well as excellent driving dynamics.
If you're in the market for a small van, then you'll likely want something that has similar driving manners to a regular car. The Caddy Cargo excels in this respect because it's based on the same platform as some of Volkswagen's passenger cars.
Reasons to consider the Caddy Cargo as a used van purchase include:
- Efficient and punchy engines
- Volkswagen build quality
- Quality cabin
- Good driving dynamics
- Low running costs
Economy, Towing, and Performance
The most popular engine in later versions of the Caddy Cargo is a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel, which can be had in power outputs of 73, 100 or 120bhp.
The 6-speed manual that comes as standard is easy to use, and you can expect over 55mpg on a combined cycle.
A punchy 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine can be had that produces 112bhp, and will return around 43 to 44mpg with mixed driving. It's best suited if you regularly complete shorter journeys, or if you work around urban areas.
Braked towing capacity ranges between 1,300 and 1,500kg. We'd recommend one of the punchier diesels if you tow frequently, since they offer more grunt.
Bodystyles, Payload, and Capacity
The Cargo Caddy is only available as a commercial panel van bodystyle. Two wheelbases have been available over the years, with 'Maxi' versions offering a longer loading bay. Regardless of the wheelbase you go for, you'll be able to get a Euro pallet in the back sideways.
Load volume ranges between 3.1 and 3.7 cubic metres, making the Caddy Cargo ideal for smaller businesses. Both wheelbases offer a maximum load width of 1.61 metres, and a convenient sliding door.
With an ability to carry a payload between 650 and 767kg (engine spec dependent), the Caddy Cargo should be more than ample for working professionals with heavy tools and equipment.
If you want, or need something larger, you're better off with a Volkswagen Transporter.
Interior, Technology, and Safety
Typical of a Volkswagen, the Caddy Cargo's interior is made from quality materials, and everything feels robust. This is one area where rivals can't quite compete.
Standard equipment is a decent enough on later models, with each van coming with Bluetooth connectivity, start-stop technology, cruise control and a colour touchscreen.
Plus and Pro models are worth seeking out for their added luxuries. Air-conditioning, rear parking sensors and a leather multi-function steering wheel feature in the Plus, whereas the higher-spec Pro adds front parking sensors, a heated windscreen and LED rear lights.
Safety as standard is pretty good, with features including:
- Autonomous Emergency Braking Front assist with Pedestrian Monitoring
- Driver alert system
- Emergency call control unit with eCall
Is the Volkswagen Caddy right for me?
If you're in the market for a small van that can do the job you need without compromising on good driving dynamics or a quality interior, then the Volkswagen Caddy Cargo is sure to be a winner.
However, there are plenty of alternatives to choose from, so shop around first. The natural rival is the Ford Transit Courier, which offers similar levels of quality in a cheaper package. Then, you have the dependable Peugeot Partner, which has proven a favourite among working professionals for good reason.
Why buy a used van from Evans Halshaw?
Find your perfect used van at Evans Halshaw
At Evans Halshaw, we stock an exceptional range of used vans, with a comprehensive selection of quality, robust vehicles from compact vans to pickup trucks.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used vans, meaning you never have to wait for the van you want.
If you're still in the market for your perfect used van, our friendly associates at your local Evans Halshaw dealership can help you find the vehicle that's ideal for you.