Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
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 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.