Volkswagen Touran (10 on) - Review

Review by Chris Ebbs on
Last Updated: 15 Nov 2012
4
‘Cleanse, downsize and economise.’ It’s the mantra behind most new cars these days, and Volkswagen has been at the forefront of this attitude shift for many years.

Volkswagen Touran (10 on)
Good range of efficient engines, sharp handling, good build quality, seven seats as standard
Fairly generic styling, doesn't engage the driver as much as the competition

New price range:

£19,565 - £28,125

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Used price range:

£7,854 - £20,313

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

‘Cleanse, downsize and economise.’ It’s the mantra behind most new cars these days, and Volkswagen has been at the forefront of this attitude shift for many years. Under its BlueMotion branding we’ve seen cars sipping fuel in the most frugal of manners, emitting less CO2 and generally being a bit kinder on the environment – and more importantly making them cheaper to run. However, its bigger cars are also now subject to the BlueMotion treatment. This latest Touran may just look like a mild refresh, but it also comes with a range of cleaner, more efficient engines and the option of BlueMotion technology to maximise efficiency. Can all of this ‘green tech’ really work on a family-biased MPV? Is a 1.2-litre engine too small for a car with seven seats? Read on to find out.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying new

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Good gas mileage. Versatile use of space and seating.  

5 out of 5

Brian O'Neill ,   21 May 2014    ... read more

 Space Space Space - being the 7 seat version (you can get this as a 5 seat, but it costs you money) we have plenty of scope for passengers. I'm 6ft tall, and some cars I find difficult to sit in the...  

4 out of 5

Paul MacLeod ,   24 May 2012    ... read more

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