Volkswagen Sharan

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How much does the Volkswagen Sharan cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical Volkswagen Sharan to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Volkswagen Sharan 2.0L diesel costs £125.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band D.

It does not far off 57 MPG on average, which means it will cost £11.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Ford Galaxy 2.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 15, which is lower than the Ford S Max 2.0L diesel, but higher than the SEAT Alhambra 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Peugeot 5008 has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model2.0L diesel
mpg47.1 - 56.5
emissions130 - 159
tax£125.00 - £200.00
insuranceGroup 14 - 26

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Volkswagen Sharan: How big is the boot?

The Volkswagen Sharan has a below average boot space (256 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and one large bag. Alternatively you could load up with 2 large bags or 2 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Peugeot 5008 SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 7 large bags with its 952 litres.

Is the Volkswagen Sharan easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill just over three quarters of the space.

This car is actually 44mm longer than the average street space, so parallel parking will never be easy.

Which Volkswagen Sharan has the best performance?

The fastest Volkswagen Sharan from 0-60, is the 2.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 380 lbs/ft torque and 184 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.9 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Ford Galaxy 2.0L petrol, which will beat your Volkswagen Sharan to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model2.0L diesel
zeroTo628.9 - 12.6
torque280 - 380
bhp115 - 184

What size caravan or trailer, can the Volkswagen Sharan tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Volkswagen Sharan 2.0L diesel which has 350 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2300kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.