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Volkswagen Touran review

£27,965 - £34,950
Published: 13 Jan 2015
Not small but still perfectly formed, the Touran is a testament to VW's expertise at dull but good cars

Good stuff

Cabin quality, refinement, semi-usable third-row rear seats

Bad stuff

Forgettable, taxi-driver image


What is it?

A Golf, only with seven-seats and, erm, little else besides. But we’re not complaining. The Golf ranks among our favourite hatchbacks, so the Touran really ought to be good. And it is, if a bit worthy. This new one sits on the hugely versatile MQB platform, which underpins everything from Golfs and A3s right the way up to the tremendous Skoda Superb. It’s a bit wider and significantly longer than the car it replaces, but lighter and oftentimes more economical. As the added benefit is a great deal of extra interior space, particularly for passengers, this is one example of new car growth we thoroughly approve of.

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What's the verdict?

Better than the car it replaces, but not interesting, exciting or memorable.
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