VOLKSWAGEN TOURAN

Volkswagen Touran

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How much does the Volkswagen Touran cost to run?

The 1.6L diesel is the most economical Volkswagen Touran to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Volkswagen Touran 1.6L diesel costs £30.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band C.

It does almost 66 MPG on average, which means it will cost £9.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Nissan Note 1.5L diesel and the more thirsty Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.5L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 9, which is lower than the Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.5L diesel, but higher than the Ford B Max 1.5L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Peugeot Partner Tepee has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.6L diesel1.9L diesel2.0L diesel
mpg55.4 - 65.747.1 - 52.340.9 - 64.2
emissions111 - 134144 - 157116 - 182
tax£145.00 - £30.00£160.00 - £200.00£260.00 - £30.00
insuranceGroup 9 - 14Group 12 - 13Group 17 - 24

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Volkswagen Touran: How big is the boot?

The Volkswagen Touran has a below average boot space (355 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 2 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 3 large bags or 3 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Citroen Berlingo Multispace MPV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 5 large bags with its 762 litres.

Is the Volkswagen Touran easy to park?

The Volkswagen Touran is very middle of the road - it fills three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Nissan Note.

When it comes to parking on the street, the Touran is one of the hardest. It has a turning circle of 11m, and a length of 4452m, giving you a relatively small 348mm gap to turn the car in and out.

If you don’t have a drive, you should look at the best in class for parallel parking instead, the Kia Venga.

Which Volkswagen Touran has the best performance?

The fastest Volkswagen Touran from 0-60, is the 2.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 380 lbs/ft torque and 177 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.8 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Ford C Max 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Volkswagen Touran to 60 by 0.2 seconds. That doesn’t sound much, but in 0-60 terms it’s actually a big gap.

Engine options

model1.6L diesel1.9L diesel2.0L diesel
zeroTo6211.9 - 14.713 - 13.28.8 - 10.3
torque230 - 250250320 - 380
bhp90 - 110105140 - 177

What size caravan or trailer, can the Volkswagen Touran tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Volkswagen Touran 2.0L diesel which has 340 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1800kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.