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VW Multivan Comfortline TSi 350 (2013)

by John Ewing,reviewed February 2013

VW MULTIVAN mounts a strong case for consideration by those after a seven-seat people mover thanks to its appealing practical virtues, seating versatility and above-average road manners.
The standard safety equipment is good and includes curtain airbags for all three rows of seats in their two/two/three layout.

Front seats prove comfortable, with height and lumbar adjustment and adjustable armrests provided on both. The second row seats swivel, adjust fore and aft on the full-length tracks, or can be removed to increase load space. The third row bench also slides longitudinally and can be reclined, or converted into a bed. Operating the third row seat adjustments can be a bit fiddly, while its removal at near-90 kg is a two-person operation.

Heating and airconditioning vents for all seat rows helps improve occupant comfort.

A full-size spare wheel, good oddments stowage space inside, five child restraint points, a ‘walk thru’ feature between the front seats and rear cabin, plus multiple auxiliary power outlets all boost Multivan’s practicality.

Our Comfortline test car lived up to its name with a comfortable and composed ride under most road conditions. Steering is pleasantly weighted and accurate, while road holding proved surprisingly capable and, by class standards, impressive.
Volkswagen Multivan Comfortline TSI 350 2013

For

Road manners, seating versatility, space, practical features

Against

Price, rear seats heavy to move, requires premium unleaded

Key features

Three-zone climate-control airconditioning, 16” alloys, front/rear park sensors, alarm, CD with media inputs, front/rear fog lights

Safety

Dual front/side/curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution, electronic stability/traction control

Car Details

Vehicle make Volkswagen
Vehicle model Multivan Comfortline TSi 350
Vehicle type People Mover
Year 2013
Price when new $54,990 (7-spd DSG auto) MLP
Current price range $ - $
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Engine 2.0-litre, turbo-petrol, 4-cyl
Max power 150 kW @ 4200-6000 rpm
Max torque 150 kW @ 4200-6000 rpm
Economy ADR 10.1 litres/100 km
Emissions rating
3 out of 5 stars

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.