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Volkswagen Crafter

Volkswagen Crafter Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Crafter here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • How many seats does the vw crafter have?

    Single-cab Crafters sold in Australia are available with three seats in the front, while dual-cab variants can seat up to seven passengers.

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  • Does the vw crafter have good fuel consumption?

    Volkswagen hasn't provided official fuel consumption figures for the 2018-spec Crafter as there are 59 variants available, and they will have wildly different fuel efficiency. The medium-wheelbase van will surely be much more frugal than the long-wheelbase high-roof model with extended rear overhang, or the heavy duty 4x4 light truck version! Still, Tim Robson saw an average of 10.2-litres per-100km on his short drive around Auckland at the Crafter launch this year.

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  • How do you reset the vw crafter service light?

    Close all doors, then turn the ignition to position 1. Press the System Selection button repeatedly until the Trip Meter is shown in the multi-function display. Then press the System Selection button repeatedly until the kilometre reading is shown in the multi-function display. Hold the Accept Phone Call button on the steering wheel and, within one second, hold the OK button, keeping both down for 5 seconds. Press the Scroll Forward button to highlight ASSSYST PLUS, then FULL SERVICE, confirming by pressing the OK button. Press the OK button, then repeatedly press the Back button to exit the menu. Switch the ignition off, then on again to confirm the light has been reset.

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  • Is the vw crafter a 4x4?

    Volkswagen sell their Crafter commercial vans and tray-back utes in front-wheel-drive, rear-wheel-drive and 4x4 formats. With over 50 possible models available there is a dizzying range of Crafters available, in short-wheelbase, medium-wheelbase, and long-wheelbase formats, able to carry up to 4500kg in 4x4 (4MOTION guise).

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Volkswagen Crafter Dimensions

The dimensions of the Volkswagen Crafter Ute, Wagon, Commercial and Other vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Ute 2305x2033x6846 mm 195 mm
2021 Wagon 2305x2098x7004 mm 195 mm
2021 Commercial 2355x2040x5986 mm 195 mm
2021 Other 2355x2040x5986 mm 195 mm
2020 Ute 2305x2033x6846 mm 195 mm
2020 Wagon 2305x2098x7004 mm 195 mm
2020 Commercial 2355x2040x5986 mm 195 mm
2020 Other 2355x2040x5986 mm 195 mm
2019 Commercial 2305x2033x6846 mm 195 mm
2018 Commercial 2705x1993x6940 mm 176 mm
2017 Commercial 2705x1993x6940 mm 176 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Crafter Dimensions

Volkswagen Crafter Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Volkswagen Crafter varies based on the trim level you choose. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO
2021 Commercial 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO
2021 Other 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO
2021 Ute 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO
2021 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO
2021 Ute 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $49,890 $70,380
2021 Commercial 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $54,090 $73,090
2021 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $54,680 $69,290
2021 Other 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $68,690 $85,490
2020 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO
2020 Commercial 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO
2020 Other 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO
2020 Ute 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO
2020 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO
2019 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO
2019 Commercial 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO
2018 Commercial 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN
2017 Commercial 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN
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Volkswagen Crafter Colours

  • Candy White
  • Cherry Red
  • Deep Ocean
  • Luminous Orange
  • Ontario Green
  • Indium Grey
  • Reflex Silver
  • Deep Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Volkswagen Crafter 2019.

Volkswagen Crafter Accessories

If you really want to know about accessories available for the VW Crafter, you best head to the VW site - there are literally hundreds of optional fit items available for the model, whether you choose the van or cab-chassis version.

Standard equipment is decent, though, with an 8.0-inch touchscreen media unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, vinyl flooring cloth seats (2+1 layout), steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, air conditioning, power windows and mirrors, six-way adjustable driver's seat, and rake and reach adjust steering.

There are halogen headlights and daytime running lights (DRLs), 16-inch steel wheels, and a factory-fit alloy tray with tie-downs.

Volkswagen Crafter Wheel Size

The Volkswagen Crafter has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x75 R16 C for Commercial in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Commercial 205x75 R16 C 205x75 R16 C
2021 Ute 205x75 R16 C 205x75 R16 C
2021 Wagon 205x75 R16 C 205x75 R16 C
2021 Other 235x65 R16 C 235x65 R16 C
2020 Commercial 205x75 R16 C 205x75 R16 C
2020 Ute 205x75 R16 C 205x75 R16 C
2020 Wagon 205x75 R16 C 205x75 R16 C
2020 Other 235x65 R16 C 235x65 R16 C
2019 Commercial 205x75 R16 C113 16x6.5 inches 205x75 R16 C113 16x6.5 inches
2018 Commercial 225x75 R16 16x6.5 inches 225x75 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Commercial 225x75 R16 16x6.5 inches 225x75 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Crafter Wheel Sizes

Volkswagen Crafter Towing Capacity

The Volkswagen Crafter has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 Other 2500kg 2500kg
2021 Commercial 2500kg 3500kg
2021 Ute 2500kg 3500kg
2021 Wagon 2500kg 3500kg
2020 Other 0kg 2500kg
2020 Commercial 2000kg 3500kg
2020 Ute 2500kg 3500kg
2020 Wagon 2500kg 3500kg
2019 Commercial 2000kg 3500kg
2018 Commercial 2000kg 2500kg
2017 Commercial 2000kg 2500kg
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Volkswagen Crafter Seats

Seating for the Volkswagen Crafter depends on the configuration you choose and your preferences. You can have it as a two-seater as an option, with individual suspension seats at the front. Or you can stick with the standard three-seat layout for single-cab and van models. Then there's the double cab-chassis, which comes with seven seats as standard (three up front, four in the back). And there are Minibus options for the Crafter range now, too, so choose between 12 seats (legally drivable on a regular licence) or 15 seats if you really need it.

Volkswagen Crafter Interior

The interior of the Volkswagen Crafter is the sort of space that pragmatists will love. There's overhead storage compartments, there are three dash-top folder holders for your work documentation, and the door pockets are massive. There is a shelf section that runs across the dashboard with cup holders at the edges, and there are additional bottle holders on the outer edges of the dash top, too. Plus there's a storage spot below the two-seat bench, allowing you to store/hide items away from sight. 

It may be work-focused but there are also some nice amenities, including an 8.0-inch touchscreen media system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus there are materials and finishes - not to mention controls, knobs and dials - that all feel up to spec when it comes to wearing the VW badge.

Volkswagen Crafter Fuel Consumption

The Volkswagen Crafter is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel fuel type(s).

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Commercial 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2021 Other 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2021 Ute 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2021 Wagon 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 Commercial 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2020 Other 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 Ute 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 Wagon 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 Commercial 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 Commercial 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2017 Commercial 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Volkswagen Crafter Pricing and Specs for 2021