If you are after a practical car and you are not overly concerned with looks then you may want to consider the Volkswagen Touran. This is not to say that the car is an eyesore – because it isn’t. What it would be fair to say is that this is a family car and it looks like a family car. If you don’t like the look of family cars then you probably won’t like the look of this one either. If you are after something well built and reliable then read on; this may just be something right up your street.

The Design of the Volkswagen Touran

Driving the Volkswagen is not going to make anybody look cool but the design follows the overall theme of the car with an emphasis on practicality. The front has a similar look to the Passat but there is nothing particularly eye catching here. The lines on the car do break up the dullness somewhat, but no matter what way you look at it you won’t be getting too many compliments for your beautiful looking car. Some would say that looks-wise it is closer to a van than a car.

Under the Hood

There are a few choices when it comes to engines for the Volkswagen Touran. If you have already driven a Volkswagen then you will already be familiar with the engines. If you are after economy at the expense of power then you might want to consider the 1.4 Litre TSI. The 2.0 litre TDI is probably the best choice for those after a bit of vroom, or a happy balance can be achieved by purchasing the 1.6 litre petrol model. The car comes with stability control. Every model also comes with six speed manual gearbox.

Inside the Volkswagen Touran

You may be surprised by the quietness inside the Volkswagen Touran; this is due to the fact that the cabin is well insulated. The inside of the car has a simple design but it is one that is completely practical and simplistic. The dials are made for reading and so they are large and all the controls that the driver needs are within easy reach. There is also plenty of room in the Touran; as befits something that is built with a family in mind. You will also have no problem finding storage space both within the boot and within the cabin. If you wanted to take your family camping then it would be hard to find a more ideally suited vehicle.

Some Final Thoughts

The Volkswagen Touran is no head turner, but this does not need to be a bad thing. It was built with a certain type of customer in mind and it meets the needs of these individuals perfectly. If you are after a family car you would really be pushed to find something better. You could have a lot of fun with this car and it was built to last; it really could become part of the family.