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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Volkswagen Touran review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Volkswagen Touran (10-15) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Good range of efficient engines, sharp handling, good build quality, seven seats as standard

CONS

Fairly generic styling, doesn't engage the driver as much as the competition

At a glance

New price £19,650 - £28,500
Used price £3,825 - £13,110
Used monthly cost £94 - £323
Fuel economy 41 - 61 mpg
Road tax cost £30 - £200
Insurance group 10 - 24 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Good range of efficient engines, sharp handling, good build quality, seven seats as standard

CONS

Fairly generic styling, doesn't engage the driver as much as the competition

Volkswagen Touran rivals

‘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.

Volkswagen Touran rivals