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.

4 out of 5

Safety

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Previously the Touran achieved the maximum five stars in the Euro NCAP tests and this version is expected to match this when tested. It has the obligatory ABS system complete with hydraulic brake assist, which applies the brakes automatically when the car comes to a stop. It also gets stability control, airbags for driver and front passenger (the latter can be deactivated for child seats), a curtain airbag system for front and second row passengers and whip-lash optimised head restraints that aim to reduce whiplash in case of a crash.

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

VW has a great record of reliability, and although there have been three recalls affecting the previous car they have all been for fairly minor problems and this model should prove fairly robust.

Car check problem points

Body

No reported problems

Engine/Gearbox

No reported problems

Other

No reported problems