VW Touran Camper

3.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review )

It’s a bit smaller Sharan – easier to park, but less space inside, the rest is about the same. If you want a smaller (and a bit cheaper) car with VW interior & engine standards, good safety rating and good consumption that you can still sleep in, the Touran might just be it. If you don’t mind the interior as much, you’re better off looking at Berlingo, Caddy or similar cars.

NimbleCamper rating: 2.9/5

Key information

Body type

Boot length (cm)

179

Boot height (cm)

94

Make

Comfort rating

Consumption l/100km

7.5

Consumption MPG (UK)

41

Available in

Engine type

NimbleCamper rating (out of max 5)

Average used price, GBP (2015)

12796

Boot dimensions vary by each model a bit, some state 187cm, others less – generally, there’s enough space for sleeping, it also depends on whether you push the seats forward (you probably will for camping) or not (general dimensions likely state this length).

Standard rating (not focused on car camping):

Whatcar.com rating: 5/5 • Autoexpress.co.uk rating: 4/5 • Carbuyer.co.uk rating: 4.1/5

Average rating: 4.4/5

Good Touran Camper sources:
Wandernundmehr.at
Wild She Goes YouTube channel

Touran interior / exterior dimensions

Touran DIY camping conversions & other posts

Some images credit: https://www.wandernundmehr.at/

1 review for VW Touran Camper

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    3 out of 5

    Lukas

    NimbleCamper rating: 2.9/5

    NimbleCamper rating: 2.9/5 - It's a smaller Sharan - good if a small camper is your priority. But if you want more space in the boot, with VW trim and standards, go for the Sharan.

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  • Average used price, GBP (2015) – I use Carsite.co.uk‘s price aggregates from 2015 (or the nearest possible year if not available), or, if not found, from autoscout24.com. For new cars, I specify the closest possible match (i.e. if released this year, it’s the new price, if released two years ago, it’s the 2-years old price etc). It’s here to give you a benchmark comparison (- a like for like, an apple with an apple) of the value of each car and for filtering purposes. It’s not meant to be used as an accurate estimate of used car value – it is updated once a year, so make sure you know what the car should cost at the time of purchase if you decide to buy one.
  • Boot dimensions – taken from various sources across the web, starting with official, supplemented with other reliable websites (like ridc.org.uk), supplemented by user-generated content – images of measurements from forums or social networks. It’s also used for filtering, comparison and to give you a good idea of the car’s suitability for camping.
  • Comfort rating – a benchmark used to simplify the car’s comfort & driving score based on equipment, furnishings, handling, safety, and costs ratings from external sources like whatcar.com, carwow.co.uk, autocar.co.uk etc. It gives you an indication of whether the car will drive and feel like a van (low rating) or offer better interior & handling (higher rating). A simple van-like car, for example, a Renault Kangoo is 0.5, a well equipped and comfortable car like a Ford S-Max is a 2. No hard math behind it, just an indicator, f.e. 0.5= basic car that does the job, 1.5 = hey, that’s nice to have!, 2 = oooh, comfyyyy.
  • Consumption – I take the average 2017 consumption or closest match from Fuelly.com, or if none is available, from other sources like honestjohn.co.uk. If there are not enough cars for a single year, an average for several years is calculated.
  • NimbleCamper rating – a weighted score of boot length (45% weight), boot height (40%), consumption (10%) and comfort (5%). The logic of weighing length & height higher than consumption and comfort is – headroom is important when you sleep in the back of the car, so is the length. A comfy ride is a factor, but you can sleep in a big car that’s not that comfy, however, it’s much harder to camp/sleep in a comfy car that’s too small. Read more about the NimbleCamper rating and criteria here.

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