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3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Volkswagen Sharan (00-10) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £18,240 - £27,505
Used price £390 - £5,385
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £205 - £580
Insurance group 22 - 29 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Strong build quality, plenty of interior room, can carry seven adults, Bluemotion version available

CONS

Boxy styling, starting to look dated inside, rear seats don't fold flat

Volkswagen Sharan rivals

Written by David Ross on

The Sharan is Volkswagen's full-sized people carrier that offers impressive cabin space for up to seven adults along with a comfortable ride and decent refinement. If it looks familiar, that's because it's the sister car to both the SEAT Alhambra and the 2000 Ford Galaxy, but while the Galaxy was replaced by a more stylish model in 2006, the Sharan (and the Alhambra for that matter) continue.

As a result, it is starting to look a little dated, not helped by a boxy shape and a rather bland interior. It's proved very reliable and durable though, while there's also a Bluemotion low-emissions model available. However, the SEAT Alhambra represents better value for money, both new and used. A facelift in 2004 gave it a slightly tweaked look and better standard equipment.

Volkswagen Sharan rivals