2017 Volkswagen Touran Review


The mid-sized family MPV is coming under increasing threat from more fashionable (if less practical) seven-seat SUVs, but Volkswagen’s Touran shows just what a good car you can have even when common sense is your primary buying concern. Exciting? Dramatic? Dynamic? No, but it's a thoroughly practical, useful family machine.


Body Style: MPV                Seats: 7                   MRP from £22,795 - £32,060


Did you know? There’s no five-seat version of the Touran, but you can buy the Golf SV, which is basically the same thing in different clothes.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.2/10)

The Touran is not the sort of car to have you gazing wistfully at it through parted curtains early on a Sunday morning, but if you’ve got a growing family and want a sensible, practical, useful car that has just a modicum of style and visual appeal, then you’ll be glad you bought a Touran. Good engines and lots of optional tech, plus a well-made and comfortable cabin put it right at the top of its class.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Interior & Comfort Engine & Specs

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10) 

Technology & Connectivity 

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Specs & Trims

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Running Costs & Fuel Economy

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)