Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Those in the front of the Volkswagen Touran are treated to plenty of head room and just about the most leg room in the MPV class. You don’t feel short of elbow room, although the Ford S-Max is noticeably wider.
Access is very good, too, with doors that open wide and create broad apertures, and high-set seats that are easy to get in and out of.
Seat folding and flexibility
The second-row seats in the Touran are easy to slide forwards and backwards independently of one another, and it’s a straightforward job to fold them flat. It only takes one hand to tilt an outer seat forwards for access to the third row and the seat returns to its original position when you're done.
Many will opt to keep the third-row seats folded away into the boot floor when they aren't being used, but it's easy enough to pull them up again using just one hand.