Volkswagen Caddy Shows How To Not Pass The Moose Test

The deer test has claimed several victims since independent testers began conducting their own tests. The most popular was the Toyota Hilux, which saw a medium-sized truck maneuvering on two or three wheels, almost overturning.

The latest toll from the moose test isn’t surprising, especially since it’s a high MPV. Meet, the Volkswagen Caddy, which got a major update in 2020. However, it failed the deer test through no fault of its own but because it wore the wrong shoes for the event.

For the record, Caddy was tested by equipped with a diesel engine with a set of 17 inch wheels. However, he wore a set of four-season tires, which was expected to perform poorly on hot pavement compared to one wearing a set of summer tires.

And that’s what’s really happening here. The Caddy, although the ESC works well and follows the driver’s orders, has a lot of understeer due to the tires. This was seen over the benchmark 77 kilometers per hour (47.8 miles per hour). Even at 71 km/h (44.1 mph), the Caddy still struggles with understeer.

The best effort was completed at 67 km/h (41.6 mph), which is a low speed. It even performs worse than the heavier VW T7 Multivan.

As an emcee Note, the main culprit here is the tires. The Opel Combo Life, also an MPV, which was tested with summer tires was able to pass the moose test at a speed of 77 km/h.

The channel cites another example of a failed deer test because of a tire. They have the Ford Kuga PHEV, or Ford Escape PHEV, which wears the same Bridgestone Weather Control tires. His best effort was at 68 km/h (42.3 mph).

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