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Used Volkswagen Sharan

A dependable family MPV that has comfortable seating for seven people

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Used Volkswagen Sharan for sale

Volkswagen Sharan rear

The Volkswagen Sharan is a sensible family car that has comfortable seating for up to seven people.

Although SUVs are the go-to choice for many who want a family car, they don't offer the same level of space as a traditional MPV (multi-purpose vehicle). The Sharan is a great choice because of its excellent build quality and practicality.

There are a variety of reasons why you should consider a Sharan as a used car, which include:

  • Immensely practical
  • High-quality finish throughout
  • Efficient choice of engines
  • Seating for seven people
  • Comfortable

Engines and Driving Experience

Volkswagen Sharan front

Thanks to its comfortable seats and refined interior, the Sharan makes for an enjoyable driving experience. Visibility for the most part is very good, which helps when manoeuvring in confined spaces. Despite its size, the Sharan is reasonably responsive and is more agile than you'd expect.

Diesel

  • 2.0-litre: 148bhp, 0 to 62mph in 10.3 seconds, up to 44.8mpg
  • 2.0-litre: 175bhp, 0 to 62mph in 9.3 seconds, up to 40.9mpg

Petrol

  • 1.4-litre: 148bhp, 0 to 62mph in 9.9 seconds, up to 37.2mpg

A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard fit on the petrol and entry-level diesel engine. A DSG automatic transmission can be found on the most powerful diesel and is also available on the petrol.

Practicality and Running Costs

Volkswagen Sharan boot

Unsurprisingly, the Sharan is as big on the inside as it is on the outside. There's comfortable seating for up to seven people, while the abundance of head and legroom will prove popular with taller passengers. In addition, there's loads of cubby holes and storage compartments for everyone to use.

With all seven seats in place, the Sharan offers a respectable 300 litres of boot space. All of the seats can be folded flat to create a van-like 2,297 litres, which is ideal for transporting things like bicycles. The petrol model has a towing capacity of 2,000kg, while the diesels can haul up to 2,300kg.

The Sharan occupies insurance groups between 19 and 25, which is about right for this class of car. Servicing and maintenance can be completed at your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer.

Interior, Technology and Safety

Volkswagen Sharan cabin

The Sharan's interior may not be the most inspiring to look at, but it's well-made and doesn't take long to get familiar with. Everything feels robust and hard-wearing, but has a quality finish that some rivals can't compete with.

Equipment levels across the range are generally pretty good. Entry-level 'S' models benefit from climate control, satellite navigation, DAB radio and electric windows. Head further up the range and you'll start to get features like rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, heated seats and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

The Sharan scored a four-star safety rating during a Euro NCAP crash test in 2019, scoring highly for adult and child protection. Safety features include:

  • ISOFIX anchor points
  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Tyre-pressure warning system
  • Post-collision braking system

Is the Volkswagen Sharan right for me?

MPVs aren't as popular as they used to be, which is no surprise when you look at some of the SUV offerings available. However, if you want a super-practical family car that's efficient and comfortable, then the Sharan is an excellent choice.

You aren't short of alternatives to consider if you're in the market for an MPV. The Ford Galaxy will offer the best driving experience, while the Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer is one of the more flamboyant options available.

Why purchase a used Volkswagen Sharan through Evans Halshaw?

At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.