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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Volkswagen Sharan review.

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

At a glance

New price £18,240 - £27,505
Used price £330 - £5,535
Fuel economy 23 - 47 mpg
Road tax cost £200 - £570
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

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