What used Volkswagen Touran MPV will I get for my budget?
While the Touran is widely regarded as being among the best of the compact seven-seat MPVs, it is also one of the more expensive options to buy new. With VWs generally holding onto their values well, that also makes used examples fairly pricey, with the earliest manual versions of the current model starting from £16,000 at the time of writing, while automatics carry a premium of about £1000.
That said, the Touran’s relative youth means prices are still in flux, so it’s worth getting a free valuation using our valuation tool to get the most accurate idea of prices.
While not as frugal as the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, the 1.6 TDI Touran still returned more than 60mpg in EU tests (and 50.9mpg in our True MPG assessment) and will only cost you £30 per year to tax. The same tax rate applies to the lower-powered 150PS version of VW’s 2.0 TDI engine so long as you stick with the manual gearbox. Opt for the automatic and your bill jumps to £115.
The petrol range consists of turbocharged units of 1.2 or 1.4 litres, both of which fall into a £115 per year tax bracket. You can expect the larger of the two to be marginally more economical in normal driving simply because it doesn’t need to be worked as hard, but even then you’ll be doing well to crack 40mpg.
How often the Touran requires servicing depends on the type of driving you do, but if you opt for a sensible 12 months or 10,000-mile routine, the costs shouldn’t be notably greater than you’ll find with rivals.