Volkswagen Sharan (10 on) - Review

Review by Simon McBride on
Last Updated: 21 Feb 2011
4
The first Sharan MPV was launched in the UK in 1995 but it received a refresh in May 2000 and retained much of its people-carrier characteristics. This latest version, however, is much more car-like than the previous generation: the only parts that carry over from the last vehicle are the sun blinds – every other part on the car is brand new.

Volkswagen Sharan (10 on)
Better looking than predecessor, frugal and eco-friendly engines, seven seats as standard
Servicing costs higher than rivals

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£25,060 - £34,530

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£9,386 - £25,513

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The first Sharan MPV was launched in the UK in 1995 but it received a refresh in May 2000 and retained much of its people-carrier characteristics. This latest version, however, is much more car-like than the previous generation: the only parts that carry over from the last vehicle are the sun blinds – every other part on the car is brand new. The exterior and the interior look much more upmarket and the Sharan receives electrically operated sliding side doors to make entering and exiting the vehicle even easier than before. The new Sharan has grown in both length and width and it sits 12mm lower giving it a more sporty look.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

4.5 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying new

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 7 seats, lots of room and really easy to drive. Sliding doors make it easier in narrow parking spaces because it is quite a big car. DSG makes it stress-free to drive, and its really comfortable.  

5 out of 5

L Tully ,   25 Mar 2014    ... read more

 Seven seat option and massive boot space when not using all seven seats. In five seat mode the boot space is more than adequate. I also like the fact that its 30k between services. Says a lot about...  

4 out of 5

Ranjit Das ,   06 Oct 2013    ... read more

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