Volkswagen Touran mini MPV (2010-2015) - MPG, running costs & CO2

Featuring fuel saving BlueMotion Technology, the Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI diesel is very economical

Carbuyer Rating

3.2 out of 5

MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

3.2 out of 5

Ever since the launch of the original car in 2003, the Volkswagen Touran has been a popular and cheap to own MPV. With clean and economical engines, good second hand values and fixed priced servicing running costs are excellent.

Volkswagen Touran MPG and CO2

If you want penny-saving economy the best engine is the 1.6-litre TDI diesel. Featuring Volkswagen’s BlueMotion Technology - which includes low-rolling resistance tyres, energy recovery under braking and a stop/start system that automatically turns off and restarts the engine in traffic - it can return fuel economy of 61.4mpg. With CO2 emissions of 121g/km, road tax will cost £110 annually.

This engine is offered with the cheaper S and SE models. Impressively, the six-speed manual and automatic DSG transmissions have identical economy and emissions, so there’s no financial penalty for choosing the automatic.

There’s also a larger 2.0-litre diesel engine, with either 138bhp or 175bhp, which have claimed economy of 58.9mpg and 49.6mpg respectively. With a manual gearbox the lower powered version emits 127g/km so road tax will cost £110 – the same as the 1.6-litre diesel.

Choose the DSG automatic gearbox and emissions rise to 135g/km with a £130 annual tax bill. Economy drops marginally to 54.3mpg. This engine is fitted to SE and Sport models.

The more powerful 175bhp 2.0-litre diesel is only fitted in Sport trim cars and is exclusively matched to the DSG automatic transmission. Go for this range-topping model and you’ll pay £145 a year in tax thanks to CO2 emissions of 150g/km. It has a claimed economy of 49.6mpg.

Of the petrol engines, the 1.2-litre is the model we would choose – it can achieve fuel economy of 44.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 149g/km mean road tax will cost £145 per year.

It comes with manual gearbox only, while the more expensive 1.4-litre TSI petrol can be ordered with DSG or manual. The later is the more fuel efficient with a claimed economy of 42.8mpg and emissions of 154g/km. Whichever gearbox you choose, the 1.4-litre TSI will cost you £180 a year in road tax.

Volkswagen Touran insurance group

Insurance groups for the Volkswagen Touran range from 12 to 24. The Group 12 1.2-litre petrol and Group 13 1.6-litre diesels will be the cheapest to insure, while the 175bhp 2.0-litre diesel is the most expensive, sitting in Group 24.

Volkswagen Touran warranty

Volkswagen’s warranty on the Touran covers you for unlimited mileage over the first two years with a 60,000-mile limit in year three. You can buy an extended warranty to cover either four years/75,000 miles or five years/90,000 miles. The Touran also comes with a one-year roadside assistance deal too.

Volkswagen Touran servicing

Volkswagen offers fixed-price services that start from £149, while a major service costs around £299. The Touran features variable on demand service intervals. So you’ll see the service light come on when it needs attention.

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