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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Touran was originally awarded a four-star Euro NCAP crash test safety rating, but this later increased to a five-star rating following the standard fitment of seatbelt reminders and better side impact protection. Dual front and side airbags and ABS (with electronic brakeforce distribution) are standard and relaunched models from late 2006 also have front head airbags and electronic stability programme as standard.

Security-wise, remote central locking and deadlocks are standard and there are plenty of hidden on-board boxes for hiding valuables.

Practicality and flexibility are the key reasons to buy a people carrier and the Touran doesn’t disappoint. The seats don’t need to be removed and fold flat into the floor, although the process isn’t as quick as a Mazda 5 or Citroen C4 Picasso. With the seats folded there’s a huge load area which is low to the ground and easy to load. The car also comes with seven seats as standard but buyers can opt for a five-seat version for no extra cost - but be aware that with all seven seats in place boot space drops to just 121 litres.

Inside there’s plenty of storage areas, including some large underseat boxes, a sunglasses holder and a big glove box.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Touran (03-10).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Bluemotion Match equipment

Bluemotion Match standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Bluemotion Match optional equipment
None available

Bluemotion S equipment

Bluemotion S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Steel wheels
Bluemotion S optional equipment
None available

Bluemotion SE equipment

Bluemotion SE standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
Bluemotion SE optional equipment
None available

BlueMotion Tech Match equipment

BlueMotion Tech Match standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
BlueMotion Tech Match optional equipment
None available

BlueMotion Tech S equipment

BlueMotion Tech S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Steel wheels
BlueMotion Tech S optional equipment
None available

Match equipment

Match standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Match optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • CD
S optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
SE optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Parking sensors