I know what you mean Ophelia, I have test driven both and the Touran felt slightly better build quality. The Verso is a bit cheaper though and I actually prefer its looks - and I know what you mean Washingo about it not seeming like an MPV, in a good way.
We went for the verso mainly because we felt that it is less mpv like if that makes sense. Have had it about a week and love it so far. Really nice to drive and 3 car seats fit across the middle row no problem (which was our main requirement).