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Volkswagen Touran

What is it?
When buying an MPV or People carrier, space, practicality and ease of use are some of the main priorities. Volkswagen’s Touran may not be the first car you think of in this market but it is one of the most accomplished and likeable. Available as both a five and seven seater.

What is it like inside?
Inside the Touran is light, spacious and comfortable. On the practical side it also offers great seating flexibility; in the back the second row of three individual seats can, slide forwards or backwards, moved sideways or simply removed completely.

What is it like to drive?
The Touran is surprisingly fun to drive given its dull exterior. It handles well, has good weighted steering and offers responsive and relaxing driving.

What is it likely to cost
The five door version is priced from €25,245 and goes up to €34,385. The seven seater is available from €28,235 and rises to €37,310. Average combined fuel consumption for the seven seater ranges from 5.3 litres per 100km to 6.2 litres.

Overall
The Touran is possibly the least known vehicle in the VW range and this is probably due in part to quite dull styling. Styling aside the Touran is a good, solid, family car with excellent safety features and great comfort levels.

 

Volkswagen Touran

Engine size: 1.6, 2.0 Diesel
Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.39 x 1.79 x 1.67
Economy: 5.3 – 6.2 l/100 km (9.9 – 14.7 0 – 100 kph)
Performance: 66 – 103kW
Emissions (motor tax): 121-140 g/km (€160 – €225)
Boot Capacity Seats up (seats down): Not Available
Doors: 5 doors
Euro NCAP – Overall: 5 stars

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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