caddy vs ford connect - VW Caddy vs Ford Connect for camping - which one is better?

VW Caddy vs Ford Connect for camping – which one is better?

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Both cars offer good size boot and features therefore in order to decide which one is better for a camping conversion, we need to get into the details – especially boot size comparison, but also consumption and other features.

We’ll compare the long and short Caddy models (Maxi Life, Life) and the long Ford Turneo Connect (MPV) and Ford Transit Connect (Panel Van).

VW Caddy vs Ford Connect boot size & consumption comparison:

Attributes
Body type
MPV / Minivan
MPV / Minivan
Panel Van
MPV / Minivan
Make
Volkswagen
Ford
Ford
Volkswagen
Boot height (cm)
126
95
129
113
Boot length (cm)
225
217
215
178
Boot width [wheel arches] (cm)
117
119
124
112
Comfort rating
1
2
1.5
1
Consumption l/100km
7.4
9.7
10.5
7.4
Consumption MPG (UK)
40
29
28
40
NimbleCamper rating (out of max 5)
4
3.1
3.2
3
Average used price, GBP (2015)
11030
10657
Engine type
Combustion
Combustion
Combustion
Combustion
Boot door type
Tailgate
Barn door
Barn door
Tailgate
Green points
6 – a clear winner!
2
2
1

The winner: VW Caddy Maxi Life

The VW Caddy Maxi Life scores better in 6 out of the 8 comparable attributes – it offers a longer boot, lower consumption and a tailgate (which is better for camping, see why here). Its boot is only 3cm lower than the tallest boot in this comparison of the Ford Transit Connect – but as this is a panel van, it’s not entirely an apple vs apple comparison. If you don’t mind having only two seats, then by all means go for the panel van – it offers more room and is better suited for a DIY camping conversion. But if you want to use the car also as your everyday car and have at least 5 seats, then Caddy Maxi Life is your best option.

Read more about each car here:


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