2017 Volkswagen Sharan Review

Introduction

Quite simply, the Volkswagen Sharan is one of the biggest and most practical family cars you can currently buy. The full-sized MPV in general has been dying a slow death of late, first by buyers trading down to smaller seven-seaters, and then by those same buyers switching to SUVs, but the upright Sharan still flies the flag for simpler, 'monobox' MPV practicality.

 

Body Style: MPV Seats: 7  MRP from £27,300 - £37,280

 

Did you know? The Sharan name comes from an ancient Persian word meaning ‘Carrier of Kings', not an Eastenders character

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.2/10)

If what counts for you is maximal cabin space and the ability to fit full-size adults into the third row of seats, then the Volkswagen Sharan has few, if any, peers. Those sliding side doors are a god-send in tight car parks, while there’s no beating the quality of the cabin. Not stylish and not much fun to drive, but those are secondary considerations to a family buyer.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Specs & Trims

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Running Costs & Fuel Economy

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Pricing

★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ (5/10)

 

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We Like

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Masses of space

Sliding side doors