Volkswagen Touran (2015-present)

With 37 storage areas and seven seats, the VW Touran is a people carrier with plenty of practicality

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths 

Interior can seat seven
Feels solid and well-made
Engines offer performance and economy

Weaknesses 

Miniscule boot when seven seats in use
Third row legroom is minimal
Expensive
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Volkswagen Touran Diesel Estate 2.0 tdi r line 5dr dsg [7 speed]

Total RRP £35,215

Your quote £29,693

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If you’ve a growing family or you need an extra pair of car seats from time to time, the VW Touran could be worth a look. Rivals include the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, Kia Carens and Ford Grand C-Max. In the Touran’s favour are its classy but understated looks, tough VW build quality and range of powerful and efficient diesel engines. It may not be the cheapest but after three years of family use it should have held its value well.

All versions are relaxing to drive - especially with the automatic gearbox - thanks to their smooth ride and good visibility. The boxy body amplifies tyre noise at motorway speeds, though.

It’s the space and versatility of the Touran’s interior that will be uppermost in buyers’ minds and here, the model continues to impress. It’s a functional vehicle so don’t expect the last word in style and elegance. Even so, it looks smart and contemporary. Controls are logically presented and feel well machined. There’s plenty of adjustment in the driver’s seat and steering wheel so you can find the perfect position to match the great visibility.

VW claims to have crammed 37 storage cubbies inside the Touran. The glovebox is large and the door pockets generous. Higher-spec versions have picnic tables and underseat storage bins.

The middle row of three seats are each comfortably wide and have good legroom. The rear pair are a bit of a squeeze, though. For more space, you need to move up to Volkswagen’s larger Sharan.

The problem with compact people carriers is their lack of decent boot space. With all rows in position the Touran has just 137 litres of the stuff. This increases as the seats are folded to the point that with both rows folded flush into the floor, there’s 1,857 litres - enough to start a removals business.

Trim levels rise from S to expensive R Line. All models have an dashboard screen and a digital radio but our pick is SE with 16in alloys, front assist with emergency braking, and front and rear parking sensors. If you’re feeling flush, go for SE Family with its sat-nav and panoramic glass roof thrown in.

Last Updated 

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 17:30

Volkswagen Touran Prices

Volkswagen Touran R Line

1.5 tsi evo r line 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 48.7mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £25,686

You could save up to: £4989

1.5 tsi evo r line 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £26,790

You could save up to: £5145

2.0 tdi 115 r line 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £28,373

You could save up to: £5342

2.0 tdi r line 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 62.8mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £28,549

You could save up to: £5366

2.0 tdi r line 5dr dsg [7 speed]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,693

You could save up to: £5522

Volkswagen Touran S

2.0 tdi 115 s 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £23,762

You could save up to: £4713

Volkswagen Touran SE

1.5 tsi evo se 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 48.7mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £23,534

You could save up to: £4696

1.5 tsi evo se 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £24,638

You could save up to: £4852

2.0 tdi 115 se 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £25,236

You could save up to: £4914

2.0 tdi se 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 64.2mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £25,443

You could save up to: £4942

2.0 tdi se 5dr dsg [7 speed]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £26,587

You could save up to: £5098

Volkswagen Touran SE Family

1.5 tsi evo se family 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 48.7mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £24,560

You could save up to: £4835

1.5 tsi evo se family dsg 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £25,664

You could save up to: £4991

2.0 tdi 115 se family 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £26,292

You could save up to: £5058

2.0 tdi se family 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 64.2mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £26,468

You could save up to: £5082

2.0 tdi se family 5dr dsg [7 speed]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £27,612

You could save up to: £5238

Volkswagen Touran SEL

1.5 tsi evo sel 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 48.7mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £24,938

You could save up to: £4887

1.5 tsi evo sel 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £26,042

You could save up to: £5043

2.0 tdi 115 sel 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £26,635

You could save up to: £5105

2.0 tdi sel 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 62.8mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £26,811

You could save up to: £5129

2.0 tdi sel 5dr dsg [7 speed]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £27,955

You could save up to: £5285