What are the dimensions of the Volkswagen Crafter (2006-2017)?
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.
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- 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.
- 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 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:
|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||short (SWB)||medium (MWB)||long (LWB)|
|Wheelbase length (mm)||3250||3665||4325|
|Wheelbase length (inch)||128||144||170|
|Door width (mm)|
|Door height (mm)|
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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.
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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