No Kompaktvan dominated his class as the Touran. There are good reasons
Whenever it comes to the comparison test in the popular compact van class, the winner is almost always VW Touran. We do not suck us of course times just like the fingers, its success substantiated the Wolfsburg with hard facts and qualities. The Touran is one with a load capacity from 695 to 1,989 liters (five-seater) not only the most spacious but also spoils with very good suspension, seating and acoustic comfort. That, however, he buys not with spongy ride, but he wags nimble, safely and accurately on the handling course and gives most of its competitors here in the cold.
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In addition, the VW shines with sparkling clean lines, perfect handling and great versatility thanks to the three shiftable, foldable and removable individual seats of the second row. For 725 euros extra, the Touran pulls up as a seven-seater, which is then already very tight in the third row.
Such a VW Touran is neither easy nor particularly favorable. However, one should by the two 105-hp entry-level versions (petrol: from 24,900 euros: from 21,975, diesel) refrain. A good, but expensive choice is the 2.0 TDI (140 hp, from 28,800 euros) - Alternative: the Touran 1.4 TSI.
The Touran is superior to its rivals in handling, comfort and quality, if a little narrow spaces in the rear rows of seats. The large range of engines can be combined in some cases with the recommended dual clutch transmissions. Making it one of the VW Touran the most expensive in its class.
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PURCHASE TIP: ALTERNATIVE - TSI INSTEAD TDI
When high build Touran you tend quickly to the efficient, powerful, but expensive 2.0 Diesel. But the 1.4 TSI petrol engine with turbo / supercharged 140 hp and is there really an alternative. He runs very cultured, working powerfully with acceptable consumption and is offered for 26,600 euros from the central Comfort Line, which already meets the basic needs of extras such as radio / CD and air conditioning.
|VW TOURAN 1.4 TSI COMFORTLINE|
|base Price||26,600 €|
|3rd row||725 €|
|DCC adaptive chassis control||975 €|
|Hill Start Assist||series|
|Rear Parking Sensors||series|
|electrically v./h windows.||series|
|Alloy wheels, 16-inch||615 €|
|Light / rain sensor||series|
|Metallic paint||520 €|
|navigation system||665 €|
|Radio / CD||series|
|Price with additional equipment||30,100 €|
|Techn. Garant./Gewährl.||2 years/ -|
Read on the next page: technical data and measurements
|VW TOURAN 1.4 TSI COMFORTLINE|
|Cylinders / valves per Zylin.||4/4; Turbo compressor|
|power||103 kW / 140 hp|
at 5600 / min
|Max. Torque||220 Nm b. 1500 / min|
|Dimensions L / W / H||4494/1794/1694 mm|
|Trunk min./max.||695/1989 l|
|Curb weight (Test)||1652 kg|
|effective payload||548 kg|
|Towable gebr./ungebr.||1500/750 kg|
|0 - 100 km / h||9.6 sec.|
|maximum speed ¹||202 km / h|
|Stopping distance from 100 km / h cold||36.5 m|
|Stopping distance from 100 km / h hot||35.2 m|
|test consumption||8.7 l S / 100 km|
|EU consumption ¹||6.8 l S / 100 km|
|Carbon dioxide CO2 ¹||159 g / km|