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Price (on the road)

£23,565-£33,275

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£19,357-£27,278

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VOLKSWAGEN TOURAN MPV 1.6 TDI 105 SE 5dr

The VW Touran 1.6 TDI 105 SE is a good blend of low running costs and generous kit, but the Bluemotion Technology version costs only a fraction more and is cheaper to run.

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£261.54-£355.92/month

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Engines

1.6 TDI 115
This is the entry-level diesel option, and comes with a standard six-speed manual gearbox. It’s a slightly lacklustre engine and there are faster rivals, but it does serve up enough pace for easy everyday use, and is a good option if you want high economy and low emissions.
2.0 TDI 190 DSG
We haven’t tried this engine in the VW Touran, but we know from experience of it in other Volkswagen products that it delivers very strong performance. However, it’s only available in very high trim levels on the Touran. It’s really not worth the high cost over the 2.0 TDI 150, which feels similarly punchy in real-world use.
2.0 TDI
The 2.0 TDI 150 is more refined than the 1.6-litre diesel, and offers a great balance between performance and economy. It picks up smartly from low revs and has plenty of mid-range shove, meaning you can make good progress without having to thrash the engine hard, even on the motorway. This also helps the economy, which it’s claimed is up to 64.2mpg.
1.4 TSI
We haven’t tried this engine in the VW Touran, but we know from experience of it in other Volkswagen products that it delivers great refinement and performance, and decent real-world economy. However, it’s only available in higher trims, which makes it very expensive.
1.2 TI S
This is a smooth revving and refined engine, but that’s slightly undone by the fact it can feel underpowered, forcing you to rev it hard to keep up with faster traffic – particularly if you have a car full of passengers. This is less of an issue for slower-speed city driving.

Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

49.6-65.7 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

113-133 g/km

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