Car Reviews Volkswagen Touran S 1 2 TSI The AA — Volkswagen Touran I

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Volkswagen Touran I

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1.2-litre TSI is clever and feels quicker figures suggest Slick easy driving experience windows all round give and light Quality feel


Styling improved but very conservative even to older rivals Cabin is uniformly dark and dull Long gearing for economy driver to work engine hard Third row is less

Always one of the more straightforward in the compact MPV segment, Volkswagen’s has historically been unfairly due to its conservative styling. It has never short of practicality or quality, Nonetheless, it has been treated to a facelift in order to raise its against more popular

Volkswagen entered the compact MPV in 2003 — after of its competitors. With an ever-growing in the market, Volkswagen’s Touran has a fresh face, revised line-up and increased technology and

If the previous generation could be of anything it is being one of the more models in the Volkswagen range, but the has clearly been designed to that issue. The face is now in with the new Passat, Polo and with a sharply-defined grille and arrangement framed by smart At the rear there are new tail and a revised bumper arrangement, all of help to disguise the Touran’s dimensions. It also benefits the quality of the car.

Stepping reveals a subtly enhanced too, once again from improvements made in the Volkswagen range. Higher trim materials are used a smart three-spoke steering inherited from the Golf is and the main instruments are now backlit in all of which helps to maintain the feel that is expected of a

Mechanical changes to the Touran are limited, although one key difference is the of the 1.2-litre TSI engine. Although the 1.4-litre TSI was available in the previous Touran, this low capacity uses a high compression and turbocharging to offer a remarkable of performance and economy. Offering on a par with a naturally-aspirated 1.8 engine but the economy close to that of a diesel, it provides a useful for those not keen on switching to the fuel.

Our verdict on the Volkswagen S 1.2 TSI

Detail improvements make the a more appealing car without the humble practicality that the previous model so attractive. some of its rivals offer driving fun or even more the Touran is a nicely-rounded package and appeal to a wide MPV audience.


Despite a sometimes purchase price, the Touran is a strong economical proposition judged over the course of its Fuel economy is good with diesel models), the of the mechanical components should a high level of reliability and has a tendency to ensure its vehicles competitive insurance groupings.

and practicality

The front two rows are spacious but the third row is inevitably accommodating. However, as the third row mostly be for occasional use it is more that they stow and quickly in the floor. The big windows all give a feeling of space, and are lots of useful storage throughout.

Controls and display

Car security

Car safety

The Touran’s provision is comprehensive, with all benefitting from ABS and ESP with control, four airbags in the as well as curtain airbags both sides and three-point in all seats amongst other

Driver appeal

Volkswagen Touran I

For an MPV the Touran a pleasing driving experience, a slick, easy drive but solid and consistent responses are a nod to keener drivers. Even the TSI model tested here has and although it requires exercising to the performance, it’s worth the The accurate steering, slick and lack of bodyroll make it a drive whatever the purpose.

car appeal

First car appeal

and image

The high regard Volkswagen products are held in to quality is maintained here, and the feels like an expensive from nose to tail. is perhaps more of an issue: the VW badge carries its own kudos, the range the Touran is seen as less a model in its own right to Polo, Golf or even


Where the squared-off really pays is in terms of With a high roofline and doors, getting in and out is a cinch for and rear passengers, even the or the less able-bodied. The same for the boot, which has a wide and tailgate for easy access.

and ICE (In car entertainment)

All models get a factory-fit with CD player. The possibilities for the Touran’s in-car infotainment include satellite navigation and a CD changer mounted in the driver

Third row folds to leave flat floor

Colours and

Even though brighter catch the eye a little more, the looks of Touran are best by more sober shades, solid colours such as red and also look good. The trim is largely of a very quality; looking and feeling although the mass of single-shade does make for a slightly cabin.

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