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The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen Sharan

Overall verdict
It’s big, expensive and not that clever, but it is really, really good at ferrying lots of people about. Really, really quietly.


The hallmarks of a limo – space, comfort, quality…


...all wrapped up in a great big shed


What is it?

Volkswagen doesn’t make interesting, quirky MPVs in the same way the French do, but that’s like saying jeans aren’t interesting in the same way leather chaps are – which would you rather take the kids to school in?

The Sharan is a big version of the Touran, which is a big version of the Golf SV, which is… you get the idea. Nothing about VW’s grandest seven-seat MPV is surprising, really – it’s beautifully made, refined and reassuringly/frighteningly expensive.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.4 TSI BlueMotion Tech S 5dr
9.9s 150g/km 43.5 150 £27,100
The cheapest
1.4 TSI BlueMotion Tech S 5dr
9.9s 150g/km 43.5 150 £27,100
The greenest
2.0 TDI CR BlueMotion Tech 150 S 5dr
10.3s 130g/km 56.5 150 £28,875
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