Volkswagen Touran Review, Specs & Performance



There's a lot to like about the Volkswagen Touran which is a family-friendly MPV with great styling and lots of space on board. There's also plenty of technology and it's a practical choice in a competitive segment.

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Overview of the Volkswagen Touran

Engines and performance for the Volkswagen Touran

When the latest Volkswagen Touran model was unveiled, it featured new engines that were nearly 20% more efficient than the units they replaced and all of them are Euro6 compliant. There are five engines to choose from - three diesel and two petrol units, with outputs that range from 110 PS to 190 PS. That's plenty of power for most family needs and the entry-level model features a 1.2 litre petrol unit producing 110 PS and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox that is a great performer around town, even when it is fully loaded. For those who would like an automatic gearbox, then you need the 1.4 litre petrol engine or either of the diesel units with the 2.0 litre TDI offering excellent performance around town and on long motorway journeys.

Equipment and handling

As should be expected, the Volkswagen Touran offers a sturdy, well-made and practical choice for family transportation with even the entry-level model enjoying lots of kit. This includes a pre-crash system and an automatic post-collision braking system. There are also seven airbags, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, seven seats and roof rails. Also, for those who might be wary about a family car with seven seats the rear seats will accommodate an adult comfortably - which isn't always the case with cars of this size.

The range-topper comes with adaptive cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, a driver profile selection system to help with the various modes a driver might want and air conditioning with an allergen filter. Other models come with city emergency braking, parking sensors and a rain sensor while the option of an extra-large panoramic sunroof, which comes complete with integrated lighting, is also highly recommended.

Out on the road, the Volkswagen Touran offers a good stance and there's little in the way of body roll when cornering, even at speed. Though most Touran drivers, particularly with family members on board, will not be pushing this family cruiser to its limits, it still delivers an enjoyable and rewarding drive and it is above all a very safe car to own and it is one that will not let you down.

More information about the Volkswagen Touran

Why not have a look at the Touran on the official Volkswagen UK company website and get the latest news about the Touran in the UK at The VW Owners' Club.

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Volkswagen Touran in a nutshell

With a Volkswagen Touran, you’ll get a great car packed with the latest innovative technology for an affordable price.

What’s more, the Volkswagen Touran has been designed with the driver in mind, giving you a smooth and comfortable driving experience while driving across the country on UK roads.

All of that, coupled with the flexibility to choose standard Volkswagen features and add-ons that work for you, gives you every incentive to choose the Touran

Where to buy a Volkswagen Touran

With over 25 years experience under our belt and BVRLA approved, we partner with many different organisations to match you to an affordable Volkswagen Touran that meets your needs.

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