After almost 70 years in production, the Volkswagen Transporter still leaves some of its younger rivals trailing. Practical, spacious and versatile, with stylish looks and strong engines, it's a highly capable load carrier that's also a real pleasure to drive – one of the best medium-sized panel vans around.
Fitter and healthier than many a van half its age, the Transporter can carry a payload of up to 1,301kg or 9.3 cubic metres, or up to 2.98m long, and tow a trailer weighing up to 2,500kg. There's a choice of two wheelbases and three roof heights, as well as a six-seater Kombi option (standard Transporters seat two or three). You can remove the second row of seats in the Kombi to maximise load space. Access to the load bay is easy thanks to a sliding side door, a step and either back doors or a tailgate, and tie-down points keep cargo secure. At its tallest the Transporter is still less than two metres high, which is useful if you need to park in a multi-storey.
A full steel bulkhead separates the load area from the spacious cab, which provides plenty of storage space and offers excellent visibility. The driver’s seat is height, lumbar, reach and rake-adjustable and the steering column adjusts for height and rake too. An infotainment system with DAB+ radio, CD player, Bluetooth, MP3 connectivity and USB is standard on the most recent used models.
On the road, the Transporter is responsive, well-controlled and really enjoyable to drive thanks to excellent handling and keen acceleration. The 2.0-litre diesel engine comes in four outputs, ranging from 83bhp to 201bhp and delivering between 162lb ft and 331lb ft of torque. Fuel economy can reach 51.4mpg. Safety features include hill start assist, ABS with electronic stability control, driver and front passenger airbags and emergency braking, which warns you if you're too close to the vehicle in front and brakes if you don’t react.
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