Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life

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How much does the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life 2.0L diesel costs £125.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band D.

It does just over 60 MPG on average, which means it will cost £10.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Nissan Note 1.5L diesel and the more thirsty Ford C Max 2.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 14, which is lower than the Toyota Verso 2.0L diesel, but higher than the Vauxhall Zafira 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Peugeot Partner Tepee has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.6L diesel2.0L diesel
mpg52.347.9 - 60.1
emissions142124 - 155
tax£160.00£125.00 - £200.00
insuranceGroup 11Group 14 - 20

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Is the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life easy to park?

The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life is very middle of the road - it fills three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Nissan Note.

This car is actually 77mm longer than the average street space, so parallel parking will never be easy.

Which Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life has the best performance?

The fastest Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life from 0-60, is the 2.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 340 lbs/ft torque and 150 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 10.3 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Citroen C4 Picasso 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.6L diesel2.0L diesel
zeroTo6213.510.3 - 13.4
torque250250 - 340
bhp102102 - 150

What size caravan or trailer, can the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life 2.0L diesel which has 340 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1400kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.