The Sharan is immediately distinguishable as a member of the VW family, with a similar appearance to the Golf & Polo, albeit in a larger body. However, when compared to other MPV it comes across favourable, with the VW design ensuring that despite being built to accommodate seven people it also doesn’t strike you as being an overly big MPV, which helps it remain nimble when you’ve got several passengers.
Under the bonnet, a customer has a few choices, they can go for the entry level 1.4 litre petrol engine or two diesel options, with the 148bhp 2.0 TDI engine emitting the lowest amount of CO2 and being the most economically friendly. All the models have their strengths, with the petrol option having the quietest engine.
Inside the Sharan, the driver and passengers will be very comfortable with high seats, and most importantly for an SUV is the driver is able to see perfectly out the front and rear windows. Moreover, the console buttons on driver’s dashboard and the pedals are all conveniently placed making the journey efficient and safe. The infotainment system on board is a 6.5-inch touchscreen with the option of adding SatNav and Apple CarPlay amongst others.
The Sharan is a perfect family vehicle, and for its price it is a welcome addition to the MPV family, especially when one considers its quality, practicality and the fact that it has respected brand like Volkswagen on the front.