304 North Cardinal St.
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
304 North Cardinal St.
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Our verdict is simple: the Crafter is exceptionally easy to drive, comfortable with arguably the best cab enivronment of any van on sale, technologically advanced, and it offers a vast load area. It’s not the cheapest large van you can buy.
The verdict The Crafter scores particularly well in terms of practicality of its cab, choice of specs and trims, as well as fuel economy. The Sprinter for its part offers a better payload, not to mention superb residual values.
2.0TDI engine The new Crafter will be available with front, rear and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. The EU6 EA 288 2.0TDI engine, developed especially for this model, is available with four power outputs: 102PS, 122PS, 140PS and a bi-turbo TDI 177PS.
You cannot fit a 6ft bed across the back of the Crafter/Sprinter, this is why any conversions are based on the longer versions which are over 7m with either a French style bed or a pull out one.
Volkswagens are known for their reliability and the Crafter comes with a three-year/100,000-mile warranty, in common with the market-leading Ford Transit.
What we have here is a 2019 Volkswagen Crafter 35 TDI410 with a medium wheelbase, eight-speed automatic and 4Motion all-wheel drive. … Front-wheel drive is standard, but you can opt for four driven wheels. The floor gets raised up slightly to help accommodate the very long tailshaft, as well as the rear differential.
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Our door ladders are constructed from galvanised steel, then powder coated to help with anti-corrosion. Each step has a lightweight yet robust aluminium tread plate, which provides easier grip for climbing.
The Crafter is a lot longer, with maximum load lengths of between 3,450mm and 4,855mm, compared with 2,607mm and 4,300mm on the Sprinter. In terms of weights, gross weights vary between 3.0 and 5.0 tonnes on both models but, as the Sprinter is smaller and therefore weighs less, it can carry more weight.
Like the second generation LT, the first generation Crafter is a rebadged Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, built by Daimler AG, with a powertrain by Volkswagen.
The Crafter is offered in front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and 4Motion all-wheel-drive guises. … As for the 4Motion, this is based on the FWD model and uses a compact Haldex transmission, so it doesn’t compromise load volume, and payload weight is only down by about 120kg.
Not only is the Crafter an all-new vehicle, but it’s going to be manufactured at a brand new purpose-built factory in Wrzesnia, Poland.
The addition of a pop top will provide sleeping accommodation for a 2 further adults or grown up children. … You literally can sleep either way round and will feel less closed in with a Skyline roof.
How many you can sleep in a VW camper will depend on the model: California Ocean Camper Van: 4 Travelers / Sleeps 4. California Beach Camper van: 5 passengers / 4 sleeping places (possibility of renting a Decathlon tent for the fifth person), 5 sleeping places for children under 10 years old.
|Volkswagen Crafter 2018 L4H3 3500 2.0 TDI 140HP 4MOTION Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range|
|Fuel Consumption – Economy – City:||9.7 L/100km 29 mpg UK / 24 mpg US|
|Range :||833 Km or 518 miles|
|Fuel Tank Capacity :||75 L16.5 UK gallons19.8 US gallons|
|CO2 emissions :||235 g/Km (Volkswagen)|
Volkswagen / Crafter
|Crafter 35 2.5TDI 88 LWB h/r|
|Overall length (mm)||6940|
|Overall height (mm)||2904|
|Overall width (mm)||1993|
The smaller front-wheel-drive VW Crafter van offers a 2,500kg towing capacity. But if you buy the larger 3.5-tonne version of the Crafter this then increases to 3,000kg. However, you will need to choose a five-tonne model before you reach that magic towing capacity mark of 3,500kg.
Crafter medium wheelbase The VW Crafter medium wheelbase (MWB) is the shortest available version, and it is available with a low or high roof. Overall, the Crafter medium wheelbase measures 5,986mm in length with a load bed length of 3,450mm, and there are two interior heights of 1,726mm (low roof) and 1,861mm (high roof).
Long-wheelbase (LWB) Crafters come with Long 6,836mm (L4) or Maxi / Long-Plus 7,391mm (L5) body lengths: Maximum load length is 4,300mm (L4) or 4,855mm (L5) Roof height is either 2,590mm (High) or 2,798mm (Super-High) Load volume for the long L4 van is 14.4 cubic metres (High) or 16.1 cubic metres (Super-High)
Definitions of crafter. a creator of great skill in the manual arts. synonyms: craftsman. type of: creator. a person who grows or makes or invents things.
Large 3.5-tonne vans are the heaviest vans you can drive on a regular UK car licence – and on this page you’ll find them ranked in order of maximum payload. … The 3.5-tonne part – also shown as 3.5t or 3,500kg – refers to the gross vehicle weight.
If you do drive vehicles in the 3.5t to 7.5t MAM weight range for work, then you need to take a professional Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
Driving most vans is pretty simple, so if you have a full, B category car license, you’re permitted to drive any van weighing up to 3.5 tonnes.
Why Do Sprinter Vans Rust So Bad? … Rust is iron oxide, a chemical reaction that is caused by metal mixing with oxygen and moisture. Corrosion of the metal body of a Sprinter is common, often found inside, outside, on the floor, roof and doors.
According to the manufacturer, all VW vans are galvanised. … It is then necessary to use specific paints to effectively protect the galvanized against rust.
Forum Member No problem Robert; the Renault Master/Vauxhall Movano/Nissan ??? all went fully galvanised from 2004 onwards, then from 2007 onwards the Sevel made vans all went fully galvanised as well (Citroen Relay, Peugeot Boxer, Fiat Ducato).
The MAN TGE is based on the Volkswagen Crafter. In fact, it is identical in every way, except that as a truck manufacturer, MAN has service centres that are open 24 hours a day, and as a result you can get your MAN TGE booked in for a service out of hours.
Even though VW isn’t selling camper vans in the U.S. at present, they’re still being manufactured in Europe. Westfalia churns out several aftermarket camper conversions based on the Volkswagen Crafter commercial panel van.