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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

ABS on VR6. Driver's airbag. Twin airbags available from Oct '97. Gained a three-star Euro NCAP rating in 1999 (scores then were out of four). Immobiliser, alarm on some.

Sharan's main party trick is the folding, removable seats. Smaller families may find it better to have one of the seven seats removed, as luggage space is tight. Light and airy with plenty of leg and shoulder room in the first two rows (it's more restricted in the third row). Good stowage facilities.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Sharan (95-00).

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Carat equipment

Carat standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Carat optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SE optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Metallic Paint
  • Traction control

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport optional equipment
  • Traction control