For The Volkswagen Touran has a spacious, solid cabin and is good to drive. The engines are good and all versions are well equipped.
Against You have to lift out the middle row seats for maximum load space. Top-spec versions cost the same as larger, more practical rivals.
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The VW Touran is classy and good to drive. It's practical, too, but it’s not as roomy or clever as some rivals and the interior is rather dull.
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There are 7 Volkswagen Touran versions available
Target Price team says:
The Volkswagen Touran is a fine family car. It’s not as roomy as the likes of a Peugeot 5008 or Ford S-Max, or VW’s own Sharan, for that matter, but it has space for seven, or transforms into a five-seater with a massive boot. Its more compact dimensions make it easy to park, too.
Even the lowest-spec Touran comes with decent kit, but we’d upgrade to mid-spec SE trim for a few more desirable luxuries. Don’t go up any further, though - the higher end models compete against much larger, more spacious rivals.
There are some great engines available. We reckon the turbocharged 1.2 petrol will be adequate for most buyers. Performance is merely modest, especially when you’re loaded up, but it’s impressively affordable to buy and run. High-mileage motorists and company car drivers will be better off with one of the diesels, though, and the 1.6 should be fine for most.
Reader test team says:
Have had this car two years now. Despite having a Ford Smax and Toyota Verso previously and impressed with those, for practicality, driver comfort,…
We traded in an 8 year old Audi A4 for a new Touran, with time to select a few options and order for '62'. Firstly we wanted a lighter interior than…
We own the 2.0TDI MATCH model (late 2009) and highly recommend it. I originally was against the Touran but this was based on cosmetics(and before i…