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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

For such a large car, Volkswagen Sharan running costs are pleasingly low, especially after the 2015 revisions which saw fuel efficiency increase across the range.

Offering the lowest official fuel consumption are the 113bhp and 148bhp editions of the 2-litre TDI diesel, paired with the standard six-speed manual transmission, offering a claimed 56.5mpg.

Worst offending in the revised range is the 1.4-litre TSI petrol fitted with a six-speed DSG automatic, but that’s still reasonable at 42.2mpg.

Be aware that servicing at a Volkswagen dealer is usually more expensive than at more mainstream rivals such as Ford or Vauxhall, so don’t expect your maintenance bills to be cheap.

All models feature stop/start fuel-saving technology meaning all Volkswagen Sharan emissions are low for a car of this size.

Least CO2-polluting of the range are the 113bhp and 148bhp editions of the revised-from-2015 2-litre TDI diesels when fitted with the standard six-speed manual gearbox, emitting just 130g/km.

Even the most-polluting 1.4-litre TSI petrol DSG automatic is rated at 156g/km.

Like all Volkswagens this is well built and durable, but the previous generation of the Sharan did suffer from problems with aircon and electrics. Every part (with exception to the sun blinds) is brand new and the engines have been proven in other models so we do not expect any major problems with the new Sharan.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,353 - £1,763 *
Diesel 131p £1,063 - £1,385 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
2.0 TDi (115ps) Diesel,
2.0 TDi (150bhp) Diesel,
2.0 TDi Diesel
130 g/km (Min) £125 - £160
2.0 TSi Petrol 198 g/km (Max) £300

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £125 - £300
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 15 - 25
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.