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Volkswagen Touran mini MPV (2010-2015) - Reliability & safety

The Volkswagen Touran provides excellent build quality and good safety equipment

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3.2 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

The Volkswagen Touran is based on the last generation Volkswagen Golf so all the components and engines are well proven. It’s always had a reputation for durability and safety.

Volkswagen Touran reliability

The Touran features proven technology, components and engines so it should be a good bet for reliable motoring.

Having said that, Volkswagen will hope to improve on its mid-table finish in our Driver Power 2014 manufacturers’ rankings, especially, as the ranked in the bottom ten for reliability.

Volkswagen Touran safety

If you’re going to use the Touran as regular family transport, you’ll want to know that it is safe. The good news is, the Touran achieved the maximum five stars when it was crash tested by Euro NCAP.

It comes complete with head restraints and full seat belts on all seats, plus ISOFIX child seat mounts on the outer row two seats. Across all models you get curtain airbags, stability control and a tyre pressure loss warning system.

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As you’d expect in a family car the front passenger airbag can be turned off to allow for a rear facing child seat.

There’s also a host of driver assistance systems on the options list. Lane Assist warns you if you drift out of your lane and you can even choose to have Volkswagen’s self parking system that operates the steering for you in parallel and reverse parking situations. All you need to do is work the throttle, clutch and brake, leaving the car to almost park itself, which could be handy. You also get a reversing camera.

Another handy option for rural motorists is the high-beam assist, which automatically dips the lights off full-beam when it senses oncoming traffic or cars ahead.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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