Volkswagen Touran review

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Volkswagen Touran
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23 Feb 2016 14:25 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 16:41

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We like the Volkswagen Touran here at What Car?. In fact, we’d argue that the feeling is considerably stronger than that, seeing as it’s been our MPV of the Year for two years on the trot. Are we ready to admit that we love it? I think we might be.

Where the Touran really steals our hearts is the way in which it doesn’t feel that different to the Golf on which it’s based. So don’t think of this as some sort of van with windows; it’s more like a spacious hatchback, with handy sixth and seventh seats that pop out of the boot floor and a penthouse view.

Handily, it’s quite a bit smaller than full-sized MPVs such as the Ford Galaxy and Seat Alhambra, making it perfect for squeezing into the tightest of spaces on the school run. Like other VWs, it feels exceedingly classy inside – something you’ll appreciate when you’re waiting to pick up your kids. Again.

Read on over the next few pages to get our in-depth impressions of the Touran, along with our recommendations for trim levels and engines.

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There are 5 trims available for the Touran MPV. Click to see details.See all versions
S
This entry-level trim is best avoided, as it’s very basic. It gets steel wheels, a multi-function steering wheel, a colour touchscreen, and a DAB radio, CD and Bluetooth as standard, but SE is a be...View trim
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SE
This adds steel wheels, an alarm, a USB input, auto lights and wipers, and front and rear parking sensors, and offers many more options than are available on S trim. It’s the best value, and only n...View trim
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SE Family
This adds a panoramic glass roof, a sat-nav, electrically controlled rear child locks, roller blinds on the rear windows, and a few styling upgrades. It’s worth going for if you’re set on having a...View trim
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SEL
This gets navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirrorlink as standard, but otherwise it’s mostly style upgrades. SE Family is much better value given that it’s slightly less expensive than S...View trim
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R Line
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
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