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Volkswagen California 2021

The 2021 Volkswagen California range of configurations is currently priced from $82,990. Our most recent review of the 2021 Volkswagen California resulted in a score of 7.4 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Editor - Adventure Marcus Craft had this to say at the time: The appeal of a camper van, especially one like the California Beach, is blatantly obvious because it's functional, it's comfortable and it's nice to drive. 

You can read the full review here.

This is what Marcus Craft liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen California: Nice to drive, Comfortable, Handy camping additions

The Volkswagen California Wagon competes with similar models like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi RS4 and Audi RS6 in the Over $80k category category.

The 2021 Volkswagen California carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Volkswagen California 2021 Interior

The California Beach's interior is nice and comfortable – a blend of hard plastic and soft-touch surfaces – with a solid build quality to it all as well as  superior fit and finish. 

It's a very functional space and all controls are easy to find and operate. 

Volkswagen California 2021 Price and Specs

The Volkswagen California 2021 is currently available from $82,990 for the California TDI340 California Beach up to $93,790 for the California TDI450 4Motion California BCH.

Pricing guides

$88,390
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$82,990
Highest Price
$93,790
Volkswagen California Model Body Type Specs Price
TDI340 4Motion California BCH Wagon 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO $86,900
TDI340 California Beach Wagon 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO $82,990
TDI450 4Motion California BCH Wagon 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO $92,900
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Volkswagen California 2021 Colours

The seats have “Quadratic” cloth upholstery in Titanium Black. 

Exterior colour options include Candy White, Ascot Grey, Cherry Red, Pure Grey (all solid); and Bay Leaf Green, Copper Bronze, Fortana Red, Indium Grey, Mojave Beige, Ravenna Blue, Reflex Silver, Starlight Blue. Pearlescent: Deep Black (all metallic:); or two-tone options are Candy White with Copper Bronze, Candy White with Bay Leaf Green (on our test vehicle), or Candy White with Ascot Grey.

  • Ascot Grey
  • Candy White
  • Cherry Red
  • Bay Leaf Green
  • Copper Bronze
  • Fortana Red
  • Indium Grey
  • Mojave Beige
  • Reflex Silver
  • Starlight Blue
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Volkswagen California 2021 Seats

The VW California Beach has two front seats and a second-row bench seat able to accommodate three passengers.

Volkswagen California 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Volkswagen California are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1904mm x 1990mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volkswagen California 2021 Dimensions  include 1990mm height, 1904mm width, 4904mm length.
Volkswagen California Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
TDI340 California Beach Wagon 1990x1904x4904 mm 193 mm
TDI340 4Motion California BCH Wagon 1990x1904x4904 mm 193 mm
TDI450 4Motion California BCH Wagon 1990x1904x4904 mm 193 mm
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Volkswagen California 2021 Accessories

Standard features on the California Beach include 180° swivel seats (the driver's seat and the front passenger), the full-length rail system to rearrange or remove seats, power latching sliding doors with power latching tailgate, the Discovery Media 8.0-inch navigation system, colour touch display, USB-C/AUX/SD input, six speakers, FM frequency, wireless app-connect, electrically folding heated exterior door mirrors

Automatic headlights with rain-sensing wipers and dimmable rear view mirror, privacy glass in the passenger compartment, 180° swivel seats with armrests and lumbar supports for driver and front passengers seat, Climatronic airconditioning system, fully sprung loft bed (1200mm x 2000mm) with comfortable mattress, bed extension for rear bench seat with comfort sleeping mattress, camping table and two folding chairs, camper control unit with touch screen, pull-out awning with housing and rail in black or silver, programmable auxiliary air parking heater, second battery, 17-inch Aracaju Wheels (with a steel spare), and trailer-wiring preparation.

Volkswagen California 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Volkswagen California will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Volkswagen California Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
TDI340 California Beach Wagon 215x60 R17 C 215x60 R17 C
TDI340 4Motion California BCH Wagon 215x60 R17 C 215x60 R17 C
TDI450 4Motion California BCH Wagon 215x60 R17 C 215x60 R17 C
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Volkswagen California 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Volkswagen California is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volkswagen California currently offers fuel consumption from 6.6 to 7.8L/100km. The Volkswagen California is available with the following fuel type: Diesel.

Volkswagen California Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
TDI340 4Motion California BCH Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,7 SP AUTO 7.5L/100km
TDI340 California Beach Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,7 SP AUTO 6.6L/100km
TDI340 California Beach Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,7 SP AUTO 6.6L/100km
TDI450 4Motion California BCH Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,7 SP AUTO 7.8L/100km
TDI450 4Motion California BCH Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,7 SP AUTO 7.8L/100km
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Volkswagen California 2021 Towing capacity

The Volkswagen California has maximum towing capacity of 2500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Volkswagen California Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
TDI340 California Beach Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,7 SP AUTO 2500kg
TDI340 4Motion California BCH Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,7 SP AUTO 2500kg
TDI450 4Motion California BCH Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,7 SP AUTO 2500kg
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Volkswagen California 2021 Speed

The California Beach is likely to be able to achieve the 0-100km/h sprint in about 12.9 seconds.