Euro NCAP gave the Touran its maximum five-star rating in crash tests, bettering even the excellent Ford S-Max. It gets seven standard airbags including a driver’s knee airbag, and you can add rear side airbags at a reasonable cost. It’s also a no-brainer to add the adaptive cruise control and emergency city braking, which will keep a specified distance from the car in front when on cruise, and will automatically brake if it senses an imminent collision at low speeds.
Child locks are standard across the range, but remotely controlled window and door locks for the rear doors are standard on SE Family and up, and a reasonably priced option on SE.
Hill hold assist is standard, as is a tyre pressure loss indicator. Lane assist is also an option on all models, apart from S trim.
An immobiliser is standard on all models, and an alarm is standard on all but S trim, on which it costs extra.
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