Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Even seriously tall drivers will have no issues with head or leg room, while the bright and airy interior gives the impression that there’s even more space than there actually is.
The wide door pockets are easily big enough for large bottles of water and you’ll find a couple more stowage areas on the centre console – one between the front seats and another beneath the touchscreen. Both of these have lids, so are great for keeping valuables out of sight. However, it’s a pity that the glovebox isn’t bigger and what space there is inside is a rather awkward shape.
It’s a shame that there isn’t a bit more stowage space in the rear. The door bins are tiny, and you won’t fit much in the nets on the backs of the front seats. However, Flair models come with handy cubbies in the floor, along with foldable picnic tables on the front seatbacks.
Seat folding and flexibility
The three second-row seats recline, and slide back and forth independently of one another. Pull a separate tag and they also clamshell and slide forward, giving surprisingly good access to the third row.
Both the second and third rows can also be folded flat. Pulling the rearmost seats back up again is easy to do with a single hand – you simply tug a cord. However, the second and third rows in a Touran are even lighter and easier to moved into your desired position.