The Touran has three identically sized middle-row seats. Each one slides and folds independently, while access is very good past the wide-opening door, so you won’t need to bend down far to access child seats.
Unusually, the Touran has Isofix fittings on all of its rear seats, including those in the third row – meaning that, technically, it can take five child or booster seats, or six including the front passenger seat.
There’s more space in the middle and third row of the Touran than in most rivals. Two tall adults will be comfortable in the middle row and the flat floor means three children will be pretty happy, too. The door pockets are big enough to take a 1.0-litre bottle and all models but entry-level S trim get pockets and folding picnic tables on the backs of the front seats.
Two average-sized adults will even be comfortable in the third row, where there’s plenty of head room, even with the panoramic glass roof fitted. Access is the best in its class, with a middle-row seat that tilts up and forward easily to leave a flat floor and a decent gap to duck through. There is one oddity, though: the cupholders in the rearmost seats are placed on the left side of the car only – this may cause squabbles if you have two children in the back.