Volkswagen Touran review

Category: MPV

Section: Costs & verdict

Volkswagen Touran 2021 infotainment
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 COTY
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 rear cornering shot
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 rear seats
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 infotainment
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 left panning shot
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 fast left panning shot
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 RHD front seats
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 RHD third row seats
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 roof detail
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 boot open, seat folded
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 Touran badge detail
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 COTY
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 rear cornering shot
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 rear seats
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 infotainment
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 left panning shot
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 fast left panning shot
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 RHD front seats
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 RHD third row seats
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 roof detail
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 boot open, seat folded
  • Volkswagen Touran 2021 Touran badge detail
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

Going by its list price, the Touran is more expensive to buy than the equivalent Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer and is priced roughly in line with the Ford S-Max.

However, don’t let that fact alone make your mind up, because the Touran is available with some huge discounts and, perhaps even more importantly, finance deals that are keen enough for monthly costs to be very competitive. Low insurance premiums and relatively slow depreciation will also help keep expenditure down.

SEL is even more lavishly equipped and comes with chrome exterior highlights and bigger alloys. R-line is less recommendable – it's more expensive than SEL and adds mostly sporty styling fripperies.

Volkswagen Touran 2021 infotainment

Reliability

Volkswagen has an average reputation when it comes to reliability and came 20th out of 31 brands in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey. That was below BMW, Citroën and Ford.

Volkswagen provides a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty which can be extended to four or five years. A fixed-price service plan is also available and a year's UK and European roadside assistance is standard.

Overview

The Volkswagen Touran is roomy, practical, very well built and good to drive. It's a bit more expensive than the Citroën C4 Grandspacetourer, but worth the extra – especially when you factor in the huge discounts that are available. The 1.5 TSI 150 petrol is our pick if you want good performance balanced with reasonable running costs.

  • Superb space and practicality
  • Tempting PCP finance deals and big discounts
  • Great to drive by MPV standards
  • There are cheaper and more efficient rivals
  • Ford Galaxy has more third row space
  • Automatic gearbox can be hesitant