DRIVING: Relaxing, with a raised driving position, precise steering and terrific roadmanners.
PERFORMANCE: Useful all round, especially from2.0 petrol and TDIPD diesel.
ECONOMY: Only reasonable from petrol models, though 1.9 diesel should average 47mpg and 2.0 around 45mpg.
SAFETY: All models have side/curtain airbags, A B Sand traction control.
WHAT'SHOT: Great versatility, rock solid build, largely smooth power delivery.
WHAT'SNOT: Drab interior, lack of space with seven seats.
RECOMMENDED BUY: Touran 1.6 FSI S.
STARRATING (OUT OFFIVE): * * * *
THAT'S ALL VOLKS: The Volkswagen Touran compact MPV