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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Standard safety kit includes ABS, stability control and seven airbags including a knee airbag. Euro NCAP awarded the Sharan the top marks of five stars in the safety tests, with an impressive score of 96% for adult protection and 80% for child protection.

The Sharan can seat seven people but if you are carrying seven the seats at the very rear should be reserved for the smallest passengers because there's not much legroom available. The centre row features three individual seats and can be moved up to 160mm back and forth. Six of the seven seats can be folded flat which gives a cavernous load space - especially helpful when needing to move those larger items of furniture.

Access to the rear seats is via a pair of sliding doors: this is the first time this feature has been available on the Sharan. The sliding doors and tailgate can be specified with electric motors so that they can be operated automatically. A six-seat version of the people carrier will be available and will be aimed at the business market.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Sharan.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

EXECUTIVE equipment

EXECUTIVE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
EXECUTIVE optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
SE optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav

SEL equipment

SEL standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
SEL optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav

SL1 equipment

SL1 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
SL1 optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Volkswagen Sharan was tested by Euro NCAP in 2010 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2010
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 96%
Child Occupant: 80%
Pedestrian: 46%
Safety Assist: 71%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.