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Review: 2014 Volkswagen 2.0 TDI Comfortline

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The is a seven-seater. This is the all-too reaction when you show Volkswagen Philippines’s entry in the MPV And who could blame them? At 4,397-mm in length, it’s the same size as a compact not an MPV. But before they pass further judgment, open the door and step Then it makes them the size is just right. an MPV shouldn’t be judged by its exterior, but by it does with the interior. In regard, the Volkwagen Touran out as a perfectly-proportioned MPV; a great to ferry the family around small roads.

A walk the Touran reveals its clean-cut and design. It carries the very Volkswagen family look of late, but toned down especially in the demo unit’s Blue color. There’s no frivolous design element well perhaps except for the work on the grille and the standard “Davos” alloys. But go into the and you’ll start to appreciate the work done to the Touran. The doors close with an “thud” while the paintwork is consistent from panel to There are also some details such as the side turn repeaters that up on both sides of the mirror and the complex-looking headlamp and tail clusters. Indeed, the Touran’s beauty is in its details.

Inside, the Touran’s understated continues. A passing glance likely make you dismiss it as a car; especially true the interior’s all-black. But sit in the driver’s or any seat for some time and begin to appreciate the Touran and more. There are no cheap everything is soft to the touch and excellently. The dashboard, the center the door panels—they all exude a feel. Like its exterior, the scores no points for interior but everything works very with excellent ergonomics and controls.

The seating positions is MPV which means it’s a bit compared to that of a compact but lower than that of a The steering wheel adjusts for and reach while the driver’s moves six ways, but the recline control, a Volkswagen trademark, is a affair. Given that the and third row seats have to sit more adults, the comfort is a bit Those in the second row still supportive seats with headrests, but the cushion length is a bit meaning those requiring thigh support will long travels on the uncomfortable Meanwhile, the third row is clearly as jump seats with its cushion and knees-up seating. said, given most will use only the first two of seats, the Touran is more comfortable enough for city

While the Touran feels a bit in terms of seat comfort, no denying that it’s the of hauling. There is ample scattered through the Touran a large overhead roof for the front row. The second row folds, and slides in three the third row folds flat in two more than 500 seat With 121 liters of luggage with all seats up, the Touran can almost magically to 1,989 with the second and third row folded. It must be noted that to make all that the Touran ditches the spare It only has an air pump and a can of sealant in of emergencies.

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Seating configurations aside, really sets the Touran from the sea of MPVs is its surprisingly road manners. From the the Touran immediately feels Twist the 2.0-liter TDI engine to and you’ll be amazed at how quiet it There’s almost no diesel inside or out, something can’t be said with German cars at twice or the Touran’s price. Slot the into ‘D’ and gingerly press the and the Touran moves with thanks to the six-speed DSG (dual-clutch) With only 110 horsepower on the Touran may seem underpowered on In reality though, the gearbox wonders to keep the engine in the making the Touran surprisingly to drive. Plus, the gearbox is with none of the usual commonly associated with gearboxes such as lurching or hunting. This makes the an absolute joy to drive even in traffic. And speaking of traffic, not being equipped with BlueMotion technology (idle low rolling resistance tires, the Touran still manages km/L in pure city

Don’t let the Touran’s boxy fool you either: this MPV corners. Underneath is a well-tuned independent suspension with wishbones in front and multi-links at the Yes Manila, the Touran’s got the same as the Mark VI Golf, so you know it got its driving genes. The overall is a nice balance between and comfort. The electric power is light, but responsive. The chassis all sorts of ruts, bumps, and while remaining lively and through corners. The body rigid with absolutely no or rattles. It’s mighty too with road, tire, and noise kept to a minimum at speeds past 100 km/h. the only limiting factor to the driving fun is its higher center of (again, it’s a vertically Golf) and the less than front three-quarters visibility the A-pillars always getting in the

Now comes the hard part: the At P 1,775,000, it’s easy to see why a lot of are turned off by the pint-sized Touran. It help too that it doesn’t dig in terms of luxury features. Or it? Aside from the obvious of leather seats and a sunroof, you could wish for in an MPV is standard: headlights with daytime lights, front and fog lamps, glass, power folding parking sensors, a good system with USB input and 8 and a multi-function computer. Even in of safety, the Touran’s got it all: 6 anti-lock brakes, and stability In fact, it’s got everything you in an MPV.

On the surface, the Volkswagen may seem too small, too simple, too these adjectives clearly fit the misinformed. Dig deeper and you’ll a sophisticated MPV that handles swallows seven without up a huge footprint, and loaded features you’ll actually Yes, the Touran may not be as spacious as larger MPVs and may lack seats, but it’s designed and where it counts. That reason alone is why you should some love to the Touran. all, it’s the MPV for car enthusiasts.

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