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Volkswagen TOURAN DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]

Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
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Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]
Volkswagen TOURAN 2.0 TDI SEL 5dr DSG [7 Speed]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph secs
  • Top Speed mph
  • C02122 g/km
  • BHP150
  • Torque251 lbs/f
  • P11D31%


Volkswagen's improved third generation Touran is designed to compete with the best that the compact 7-seater MPV class can offer. Underpinnings from a Golf hatch bring with them highly efficient engines that complement neat design and general quality that can't be bettered in the Scenic and C-MAX sector.

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The Touran compact MPV has the usual Volkswagen attributes - but will that be enough for class leadership? Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the latest version.


Volkswagen really should be good at MPVs. It has, after all, been making the things for well over sixty years. Today's volume Volkswagen people carrier is this one, the much-improved Touran. The Touran is the vehicle to which your Volkswagen dealer is most likely to direct you if you've a growing family and need an MPV to suit - though these days, the German brand does offer quite a choice of 7-seater options. Buyers needing something more utilitarian have the Caddy Life MPV, while those in search of greater quality have the five-seat Golf SV. If you need something really big, there's the Sharan, a step down from the enormous Caravelle which really is designed for people who've qualified for their own private parking bay at the maternity ward. For most of us most of the time though, this Touran should be about right, positioned directly against rivals like Vauxhall's Zafira Tourer and Renault's Grand Scenic at the larger end of the compact-MPV sector. Launched in 2003 and updated in 2007 and 2010, it was re-fettled in terms of both engine and elegance in mid-2015 - and that's the version we're looking at here.

Driving Experience

As the demand for MPVs has grown, so has the demand that they drive more like 'normal' cars. The Touran has always been relatively good dynamically but more will be expected of this model, which is longer, wider, lighter than its predecessors and comes equipped with a range of petrol and diesel engines that are more powerful. Buyers get a choice of five Euro6 engine variants - two petrol and three diesel. All are four-cylinder direct injection units with turbocharging. The 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre petrol TSI powerplants develop 110PS and 150PS respectively. The diesel engine range starts with a 1.6-litre 115PS unit, plus there's a 2.0-litre powerplant with 150PS and 190PS options. The fastest diesel comes only with a DSG auto gearbox and this auto transmission is optional with other engines beyond the entry-level 1.2-litre petrol unit. Volkswagen hopes these refined units will make this Touran one of the most agile MPVs on the market. In the driver's seat, the steering column has been pitched at a slightly flatter angle to the dash and the steering wheel is more upright for a sportier feel. The dash panel has also been redesigned with a more driver-oriented layout.

Design and Build

From the outside, this model is still unmistakeably a Touran but, due to its longer wheelbase, it now looks sleeker and sharper. This Touran is 130mm longer than the model it replaces. Much of this is in the wheelbase, which, at 2,791mm, is 113mm longer than the previous model - further increasing usable interior space. At the front, the slim lower breather opening accentuates this MPV's width and low centre of gravity. Below the side windows is a contoured shoulder line starting above the front wheel arch which also emphasises its length. Long side windows add to what Volkswagen hopes is a light, sporty appearance. This MK3 model Touran is the first MPV the brand has based upon its Modular Transverse Matrix chassis, which allows a larger wheelbase and extra room inside. You notice this in the 743-litre luggage bay - which can be increased to 1,980-litres with the seats folded: it's the biggest in its class, making this an ideal family MPV. All models are equipped with a seven-seat layout that features a new fold-flat system. The seats in the second and third rows, plus the front passenger seat backrest (from SE trim up) can be folded in a matter of seconds, creating a level continuous floor for easy loading. With the second and third row seats folded, the Touran has a cargo capacity of 1,857-litres and has the largest luggage compartment in its class. 47 storage compartments also ensure that life's essentials gadgets can be carried safety and securely.

Market and Model

Price-wise, the Touran sits in the usual £22,000 to £30,000 bracket common to compact seven-seat MPVs of this kind. There are four main trim levels - 'S', 'SE', 'SE Family' and 'SEL' - and all models feature air conditioning, fold-flat seating, a touchscreen radio system, an easy-open and roll-up luggage compartment cover and an electric parking brake. Safety stuff runs to ISOFIX child seat fixtures on all rear seats, seatbelt detection in the second and third rows as well as the front, plus Automatic Post-Collision Braking and up to nine airbags. Ingenious touches include a large removable container in the 'Jumbo Box' under the front centre armrest and a luggage compartment light which can easily be snapped out for use as a torch. Further up the range, buyers will enjoy niceties like larger 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome-framed windows, ambient lighting and a three-zone automatic air-conditioning system. For those after something sportier looking still, there are R Line exterior and interior packages available plus optional LED headlights.

Cost of Ownership

Volkswagen reckons that the improved engine range is up to 19% more economical than before. The most fuel-efficient diesel, the 115PS 1.6 TDI with 7-speed DSG auto transmission, returns 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and 116g/km of CO2. The most economical petrol-driven model is the 1.4 TSI, which delivers 150PS while achieving a combined cycle consumption figure of 52.3mpg when combined with the optional seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. All models feature Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems as standard. And, despite being longer, this MK3 model Touran is 62kg lighter, which also aids fuel economy, as does the new model's improved aerodynamics.


The Touran has already established a strong following amongst growing families. All it really needed was a little more of a spark, both in way it looked and performed. This improved third generation version is about as far as Volkswagen is prepared to go in that direction, with sharper looks, even higher quality and a range of more efficient engines. Will it be enough? Maybe not to shift this car's appeal too far from those who would have bought one anyway but it remains the quality choice at the upper end of the compact 7-seater MPV sector - and a surprisingly affordable one. It's not an avant garde option but it's a stylishly safe one - and there's a lot to be said for that.

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Driver Convenience
Car-Net App-Connect
Discover nav, Euro 2D/3D map view+8.0" colour touchscreen CD + Radio, VW media control, TMC+, Speed limit disp, info system with Car net guide/inform
Driver profile selection
Front and rear parking sensors
Adaptive cruise control
Audible lights on warning
Bluetooth telephone connectivity
Car information display
Driver alert system
Driver electronic voice amplification function
Electronic odometer
External temperature gauge
Flat tyre indicator
Misfuelling protection device
Mobile pairing with SMS function
Multi function computer
Multifunction colour display
Rev counter with fuel gauge
Speed limiter
Speed sensitive power steering
Stop/start system
Think blue trainer driver tips and journey analysis
Trip and service interval display
Exterior Features
Halogen clear Headlights
Solid paint
Aerial integrated into side window
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicators
Chrome fog light surround
Chrome lower front bumper insert
Chrome trimmed front air intake surrounds
Chrome trimmed radiator grille louvre inserts
Chrome trimmed side windows
Daytime running lights
Dusk sensor + auto driving lights
Electric folding door mirrors with reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Front and rear electric windows
Front fog lights with static cornering function
Fully galvanised body
Gloss black finish B pillar
Green tinted heat insulating glass
High level third brake light
Range adjustable headlights
Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards approx 65% tinted
Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting
Silver roof rails
Tailgate wiper- reverse gear activation
Twin chrome exhaust tailpipes
Windscreen wipers intermittent wipe
Interior Features
Art velour/Microfibre cloth upholstery
Front comfort seats with lumbar support
Isofix on 2nd row outer seats
Multifunction leather trimmed steering wheel including leather trimmed gear knob with 3.5" screen with multifunction computer
12V power point for Row 2
12V socket in luggage compartment
2 individual fold flat 3rd row seats
2 three point seatbelts in 3rd row
2nd row centre armrest
2nd row centre seat converts into table
3 single slide/fold/removable 2nd row seats
3 spoke steering wheel
3 Zone electronic climate control with automatic air recirculation
3x3 point seatbelts on 2nd row with height adjust on outer seats
4 boot load lashing points
4 way adjustable front head restraints
5 headrests
Ambient lighting in door trim
Driver and front passenger under seat drawer
Dust/pollen filters
Foldable front passenger seat backrest
Front + rear carpet mats
Front and rear reading lights
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholders x 2
Front passenger seat height adjust
Front seat storage pockets
Front seatback folding tables
Height adjustable driver's seat
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated glovebox
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Instrument lighting white adjustable panel illumination with red night time illumination
Interior light with delay
Isofix on 3rd row seats
Large storage compartment in roof console
Leatherette on rear of front seats
Low tunnel 2nd row seat
Luggage compartment lighting
Media box in dashboard on passenger side
Multi storage in passenger/luggage areas
Multi-function centre console with storage facilities
Retractable luggage cover
Split folding rear seat backrests
Storage bins on all doors
Electrically operated child locks on rear doors
Tyre pressure loss indicator
3 point height adjustable front seatbelts
4 way driver/passenger adjustable head restraints
Auto hold function
Automatic post collision braking system
Door open warning reflectors
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake
Energy recovery system
ESC with ABS
First aid kit
Front and rear (row 2) curtain airbags
Front assist including city emergency braking
Front seat side impact airbags
Front/rear disc brakes
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Hill hold control
Loose wheel warning function
Passenger airbag deactivation system
Pre crash preventive occupant protection
Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzer
Traction control
Two tone horn
Warning triangle
17" Alexandria alloy wheels with mobility tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts
4x20 watt output
8 speakers
Audio Connectivity System
DAB Digital radio
MP3/WMA compatability
Multi device interface
SD card slot
Title and cover art display
USB connection
Convenience Pack - Touran
Mirror pack - Touran
Alarm with remote central locking and interior protection
Electronic engine immobiliser
Diesel particulate filter
XDS electronic differential lock
Chrome plated instrument surrounds
Piano black decorative inserts
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 118
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 144
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1968
Compression Ratio 16.2:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 81
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 95.5
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 7 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 45.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 48.7
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 150
Coin Description TDI
Coin Series SEL [7 SPEED]
Generation Mark 2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 16E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 88
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 89
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 71
NCAP Safety Assist % 76
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 10000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Engine Power - BHP 150
Engine Power - KW 110
Engine Power - RPM 3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 251
Engine Torque - MKG 34.7
Engine Torque - NM 340
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle Second Act
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 215/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear 215/55 R17
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1628
Length 4527
Wheelbase 2791
Width 1814
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 58.1
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
No. of Seats 7


Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
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24 months 10,000 miles p/a £526.13 p/m £7.89 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £588.18 p/m £38.34 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £638.80 p/m £77.13 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £429.97 p/m £13.27 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £487.23 p/m £57.24 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £533.25 p/m £87.90 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £392.58 p/m £24.31 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £439.57 p/m £64.56 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Discover DVD nav pro with 9.2" colour touch screen, radio/CD player, European map data, 64GB hard drive, voice control, car-net guide and inform plus £1,650.00
Dynamic light assist £435.00
Electric tailgate closing £360.00
Lane assist £510.00
Parallel parking assist £205.00
Rear view camera £275.00
Side scan blind spot detection with rear traffic alert £520.00
Side scan blind spot detection with rear traffic alert lane assist and speed limit display £1,030.00
Trailer assist steering with park assist £485.00
Exterior Features
Electric, glass sliding/tilting panoramic sunroof including integrated roller blind £1,200.00
Heated front windscreen £170.00
High beam assist £145.00
LED headlights and LED tail lights £1,470.00
LED premium headlights with projection techology inc. LED daytime running lights, dynamic cornering lights and LED rear tail lights £1,700.00
Metallic paint £675.00
Pearlescent paint £675.00
Special solid paint £370.00
Swivelling towbar with 13 pin electrical kit £725.00
Interior Features
1 integrated child seat in 2nd row left £215.00
2 integrated child seats in 2nd row £425.00
230V socket in centre console/rear £135.00
Cargo management system £160.00
Front driver's seat with electric lumbar adjustment and massage function £455.00
Leather heated multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift £125.00
Luggage restraint / net partition £230.00
Roll up sunblinds on rear side windows £105.00
Vienna leather heated front seats £1,835.00
Family Pack - Touran £200.00
Smoking pack - Touran £30.00
Winter pack - Touran £410.00
Winter pack when chosen with leather upholstery £300.00
Winter pack with heated outer rear seats - Touran £620.00
Metallic - Atlantic blue £675.00
Metallic - Caribbean blue £675.00
Metallic - Indium grey £675.00
Metallic - Reflex silver £675.00
Pearl - Deep black £675.00
Solid - Urano grey FOC
Special solid - Pure white £370.00
Rear side airbags £325.00
Tyre pressure monitoring system £165.00
Keyless entry with start/stop button £345.00
Keyless entry with stop/start button and hands free tailgate opening £675.00
Dynamic chassis control £690.00
Sports suspension £140.00
Art velour/Microfibre cloth - Deep mocha FOC
Art velour/Microfibre cloth - Storm grey/Palladium FOC
Art velour/Microfibre cloth - Titan black FOC
Vienna leather - Storm grey/Palladium + heated front seats £1,835.00
Vienna leather - Titan black + heated front seats £1,835.00
17" Vallelunga alloy wheels with mobility tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts £145.00
* option prices shown are estimated