Volkswagen Caddy (Maxi) Camper

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Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life car camping / microcamper review

Lukas Cech – Nimblecamper.com

Boot size (length 225cm & height 113cm)
Storage – awesome
Comfort (interior)
Comfort (driving)
Off-road driving
Consumption
EURO NCAP safety rating (2015)
ADAC Rating 2.3/5 (lower = better)

Summary

The VW Caddy Maxi Life is the second biggest MPV out there (as of 2021). If boot size is your primary criteria – you can’t go wrong with a Caddy. The car drives good too. Where it lacks a bit is comfort – it takes after its van origins and offers a more basic interior. But it makes up for it in storage – it really has a lot of compartments all over the place. It’s not the best car to take off the road completely – but you can take it down a good enough mud road without any big problems. A very good car camping / microcamping conversion candidate, unless you are planning to drive through forests and very much offroad – or you prefer a higher class interior comfort.
VW Caddy Maxi Life is one of the top cars in our 30+ cars for car camping table.

3.6

VW CADDY BOOT DIMENSIONS

VW CADDY INTERIOR GALLERY

VW CADDY CAMPING CONVERSIONS GALLERY

(not only ) VW CADDY CAMPING GEAR

We try to make sure / verify it’s all compatible and fits well.

Recommended car tent / awning & camping gear

VAUDE – Drive Trunk – Motorhome awning

Ready to fit your Caddy! 🙂
Vaude tailgate awning
  • Fits most station wagons and minivans / MPVs
  • 2.2kg
  • great for tailgates – Berlingo, Sharan, Caddy, Partner…
  • doesn’t need a rail to be attached
  • integrated bug net, incl. stuff sack
£ 159.95 – BUY AT ALPINETREK.CO.UK SEE MORE

*regarding the Rightline SUV tent – according to the seller, it’ll fit a Renault Scenic, so should fit a Caddy too.

*regarding the Outdoor Revolution awning – according to the seller – “As long as the connection height of your van is between 180cm – 240cm this awning will fit fine.” The VW Caddy is 183 cm so this should work (if you have gutter rails, it’s even higher than that so ok).

VW CADDY USEFUL LINKS

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