Volkswagen Sharan 1.4 TSI SE Nav 5dr DSG Review

Category: MPV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Volkswagen Sharan
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RRP £35,595What Car? Target Price£29,183
Review

The Volkswagen Sharan is a spacious seven-seat MPV that’s well equipped and good to drive. It might quite be as strong an all-rounder as the smaller and cheaper Touran, and neither is it as good to drive as the equally enormous Galaxy, but it’s still certainly worthy of consideration if you need a seriously big people carrier.

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SE Nav is the one to aim for, because it adds 16in alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, LED reading lights, a part-electric driver’s seat, rear parking sensors and adaptive cruise control.

For the smoothest engine in the range go for the 148bhp 1.4 TSI 150 petrol. No matter how hard it’s worked it’s generally smooth and quiet, but you do have to accept the need to rev it out more. It lacks the diesels’ low-end surge you see, but anyone desperate to avoid a diesel should find it’s adequate.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH9.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

34

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

256

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

189

g/km

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