Volkswagen Touran – 7 Seater Car
The Volkswagen Touran is a compact 7 seater multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) produced by the German carmaker Volkswagen. The Volkswagen Touran was first a launched in 2003. Volkswagen also produces the larger MPV Sharan and Caravelle models. The latest Volkswagen Touran range was launched during the 2006 Paris Air Show.
Volkswagen Touran – Purchase Price
The Volkswagen Touran costs between £16,585 (S model) and £24,535 (Sport model). The SE model retails for between £19,145 and £22,585. This makes the Volkswagen Touran substantially cheaper than the Volkswagen Caravelle (costing between £31,735 and £38,935) and moderately cheaper than the new Volkswagen Sharan (expected to cost around £25,000).
Volkswagen Touran – Servicing Costs
A full service for the Volkswagen Touran is £195. A full service plus MOT costs £230. An interim service is £130; an interim service plus MOT is £165. A MOT with a one year guarantee is £59; a MOT with a three year guarantee is £119. These prices are subject to change over time. They were checked online at the time of writing with a major national service and MOT provider. You are always advised to check with your local provider before budgeting for a service/MOT.
Volkswagen Touran – CO2 Emissions
In terms of CO2 emissions, the Volkswagen Touran has a typical emissions rate of 125 g/km. This makes the compact 7 seater considerably greener than both the Volkswagen Sharan and Caravelle. Other Volkswagen Touran models emit between 134 and 159 g/km.
Volkswagen Touran – Car Tax Band (VED)
The Volkswagen Touran falls within car tax bands (VED) D and G. In the 2010/2011 tax year, these tax bands carry an annual charge of £120 to £150 (due to the relatively green standard achieved by the Volkswagen Touran). Tax rates are set annually and may increase in coming years. The showroom tax, the road tax paid in the first year of car ownership, for the Volkswagen Touran is up to £155.
Volkswagen Touran – Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
The standard S model of the Volkswagen Touran has an urban miles per gallon cycle of 35.3, extra urban: 51.4 and combined: 44.1. The SE model has an urban miles per gallon cycle of 31.7; extra urban: 50.4 and combined: 41.5. The diesel engine S Blue Motion Tech model has an urban miles per gallon cycle of 51.4; extra urban: 68.9 and combined: 61.4. This makes the S Blue Motion Tech model one of the most eco 7 seat car available.
Volkswagen Touran – Additional Features
Options available with the Volkswagen Touran include alloy wheels, air conditioning, carpet mats, leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, a leather trimmed steering wheel, a RCD 510 touch screen radio, a RNS 315 touch screen navigation and radio system, a rear view camera, a DAB compatible radio and adaptive chassis control (ACC).
Volkswagen Touran – Safety Features
Safety features include driver and passenger airbags, Isofix child seat protection, an electronic engine immobiliser, remote central locking, an automatic hill hold function and rear parking sensors.
Volkswagen Touran – Speed
The Volkswagen Touran achieves 0-62 miles per hour in between 11.9 and 12.8 seconds. Its top speed is around 115 miles per hour.
Volkswagen Touran – Insurance Band
The majority of Volkswagen Touran 7 seaters fall within insurance groups 6 and 7. Some models fall within the higher range of 9 to 12.
Volkswagen Touran – Conclusion
The Volkswagen Touran is a wise choice when purchasing a smaller MPV. It is economical, well built and is available with an abundance of additional features.
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