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Volkswagen Sharan review

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Volkswagen Sharan
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15 Mar 2017 10:19 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 15:54

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Sharan has been positioned towards the top of the class when it comes to list price. For instance, you’ll spend less buying a Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, Ford Galaxy or Seat Alhambra. Happily, though, the Sharan should hold onto more of its value than the Citroen or the Ford, which will help finance offers.

The 2.0 TDI is the pick of the range for running costs for the majority of buyers, because while not quite as cheap to buy outright as the 1.4 TSI, it will use less fuel and emit less CO2 over its lifetime – a good thing for company car drivers, too. If you’re buying privately with cash and very rarely venture out of town, then the petrol might be the better choice.

The Sharan scored the full five stars in its Euro NCAP crash tests. VW include a tyre pressure monitoring, seven airbags an alarm and engine immboliser with every car, while lane assist, road sign recognition and blind spot technologies are available as options.

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The Volkswagen Sharan is a premium seven-seat MPV that’s well equipped and good to drive

  • Strong engines
  • Superb space and practicality
  • Good standard equipment
  • Unrefined diesels
  • Inconsistent ride
  • Expensive to buy
There are 3 trims available for the Sharan MPV. Click to see details.See all versions
S trim is the entry-level option, but it comes pretty well equipped. 16in alloy wheels, a 6.5in touchscreen with USB, aux connections and DAB radio, front and rear electric windows and three-zone c...View trim
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While S trim is well equipped, the SE is a big step up. It adds cruise control, Bluetooth, a leather steering wheel and gear lever, driver’s seat height and lumbar adjustment, tinted glass and crui...View trim
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This top-level model comes with 17in alloy wheels, an electric tailgate and side doors, a panoramic roof, sat-nav, a rear-view camera and heated (front) leather seats. Unless these luxuries really...View trim
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