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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 34 - 52 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The Touran is well built, practical and has the kudos of the Volkswagen badge – as a result it holds its value well. Fuel economy for all engines is good, but especially so in the 1.4 TSI (even though it uses a supercharger and turbocharger) and the 1.9 TDI diesels, but if you really want to keep costs down go for one of the Bluemotion models. Insurance groups are average, but Volkswagen parts and servicing can be expensive.

The Touran scores well on the eco front and with an average of 176g/km of CO2 across the model line-up its emissions are quite low for a people carrier. Eco-conscious buyers should go for the Bluemotion model which, thanks to its 1.9 TDI engine emits 144g/km of CO2 and averages 52mpg.

Owners have reported a few small niggles and some minor electrical problems with the Touran but the majority of drivers submitting reviews to are happy with the car. The cabin is superbly screwed together, with no rattles or unexplained noises.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £180 - £330
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Insurance group 10 - 25
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