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.

3.5 out of 5

Buying new

You’re unlikely to get any type of deal on buying a new Touran as it’s a high quality product, and it will be priced at a premium on the forecourt. However, if you’re overly concerned about the spec you might get a good deal by visiting a broker or car supermarket rather than going straight to a VW garage.

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Depreciation

New price range

£19,565 - £28,125

1 year price range

£12,412 - £18,243

3 year price range

£7,463 - £11,823

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4 out of 5

Buying used

Because there’s a wide selection of trim levels and engines, the Touran should be a good deal on the second-hand market. The majority of the cars sold are diesels, but that’s no bad thing as they’re economical and perform well. Our choice would be the 1.6-litre diesel 104bhp BlueMotion as it’s the most economical engine with the lowest emissions, so will be cheaper to run and cheaper to tax.

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4 out of 5

Selling

The Touran is a quality product, and as such expect residuals to stay strong. This is compounded by a strong used people-carrier market and the public’s craving for efficient and low-cost motoring.