What are the dimensions of the Volkswagen Crafter (2006-2017)?

Example of a Crafter
2011 Crafter after facelift - L3H2

Looking for specific dimensions on the Crafter? In this article I'll give you a comprehensive overview, including internal sizes, wheelbase-lengths, and many more.

This page will be helpful when you're converting a van into a camper van, or when you're planning the layout for your new corporate van.

CENTIMETERS

  • The interior dimensions (length) of the Volkswagen Crafter cargo space is 2600mm (L1), 3625mm (L2), 4300mm (L3), and 4700mm (L4).
  • The interior width of the Crafter is 1780mm and the exterior width is 2426mm.
  • The interior height of the Volkswagen Crafter is 1650mm (H1), 1940mm (H2), and 2140mm (H3).
  • The wheelbase lengths are 3250mm (SWB), 3665mm (MWB), and 4325mm (LWB).
  • The width between the wheel arches on this model is 1350mm.

INCHES

  • The interior dimensions (length) of the Volkswagen Crafter cargo space is 102.4" (L1), 142.7" (L2), 169.3" (L3), and 185" (L4).
  • The interior width of the Crafter is 70.1" and the exterior width is 95.5".
  • The interior height of the Volkswagen Crafter is 65" (H1), 76.4" (H2), and 84.3" (H3).
  • The wheelbase lengths are 128" (SWB), 144.3" (MWB), and 170.3" (LWB).
  • The width between the wheel arches on this model is 53.1".

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More information on the VW Crafter

The Volkswagen Crafter is a relatively large cargo van. It's bigger than the Renault Master, Opel Movano and Fiat Ducato. This model of the Crafter is a rebadged Mercedes Sprinter. It's the successor of the LT model. From 2017 onwards the Crafter is manufactured by Volkswagen.

In 2011 it was given a facelift.

In 2016 an all-electric model was revealed (the e-Crafter), so if you like the dimensions, there's a viable electric alternative for you. This version will be based on the 2017 body.

The Crafter is truely a great van: it has won multiple awards, including UK Overall Van of the Year and UK Best Large Panel Van, from 2006 - 2008.


Dimensions in tables

Outside dimensions of the Crafter:

Exterior L1 L2 L3 L4 Width
Exterior length (mm) 5240 5905 6940 7340 2426
Exterior length (inch) 206.3 232.5 273.2 289 95.5

All models of the Volkswagen Crafter have the same interior and exterior width: 70.1" or 1780mm (interior); and 95.5" or 2426mm (exterior).

Interior dimensions of the Crafter:

Inside dimensions L1 L2 L3 L4 Width
Interior length (mm) 2600 3625 4300 4700 1780
Interior length (inch) 102.4 142.7 169.3 185 70.1

Maximum floor surface:

Max. floor area L1 L2 L3 L4
Square meters (m2) 4.6 6.5 7.7 8.4
Square feet (ft2) 49.8 69.5 82.4 90.1

Please note that this is an indication and does not take into account the wheel arches.
The width between the wheel arches on this model is 1350mm, or 53.1".

Volkswagen Crafter roof height:

Roof in millimeters H1 H2 H3
Interior height (mm) 1650 1940 2140
Exterior height (mm) 2415 2705 2940
Roof in inches H1 H2 H3
Interior height (inch) 65 76.4 84.3
Exterior height (inch) 95.1 106.5 115.7

Wheelbase distance:

Wheelbase short (SWB) medium (MWB) long (LWB)
Wheelbase length (mm) 3250 3665 4325
Wheelbase length (inch) 128 144 170

Door measurements:

Doors
Door width (mm)
Door height (mm)
Door width (inch)
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More Info on Dimensions

If you want to know...

  • why there's a difference in exterior and interior width
  • what L1 or H3 means
  • how to read measurements
  • or why dimensions matter

... I encourage you to read my post on how to understand van dimensions.


Example of a Crafter
Crafter from the rear - again the 2011 L3H2

Can you stand up in a Volkswagen Crafter?

Standing up in an empty van

The interior roof height of a Volkswagen Crafter is 1650mm (H1) - 1940mm (H2) - 2140mm (H3) .
If you are of medium height (178cm or 5"10') you can't stand up in a Volkswagen Crafter H1. But you can stand up in a Volkswagen Crafter H2 and up.

What happens if I insulate the van?

Are you planning on insulating and cladding the floor and roof? In that case you can't stand up fully in a Crafter H1. But you would still be able to stand up in a H2 model and up.

What's a Crafter high top?

Volkswagen provides their Crafters with both high and low tops. High tops are elevated roofs to provide more headroom. Generally, everything above H2 is considered a high top, and should offer sufficient space to stand up fully.

Some Sidenotes on the Dimensions of the Crafter

The Crafters load area is quite large, especially compared to other Euro style panel vans. This means it has more available floor surface than other vans, comparable to the Sprinter Van. Be sure to double check your external dimensions before crossing that narrow bridge though.

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