VW Sharan

Pros

High quality people carrier with smooth handling. Good engines. Latest interiors are impeccable.

Cons

Cheaper options are available.

VW Sharan

  • Overview

    Launched in 1996 the Sharan is a quality larger size seven seater people carrier. Its more expensive than many of the alternatives from other manufacturers but does offer some extra features and a good reputation for reliability. A wide choice of petrol and diesel engines are available and there was also a 4motion all-wheel drive model during the initial production run. In 2004 it was given a makeover developing a more contemporary look. From 2006 there was another transformation refining the elegance and the range was cut down. Expect further enhancements from what is becoming a good seller for VW.

  • 2004 VW Sharan Features

    Standard ABS and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution)

    Twin front and side airbags

    Curtain airbag system

    Three-point seat belts for all passengers

    Two integrated child seats (SE models and above)

    Isofix fittings are also standard on second and third row seats

    Alarm with remote central locking

    A glovebox which is air conditioned and lockable

    Economical engines, eg 1.9-litre TDI 130 PS - 43.5 mpg on the combined cycle 2006 Sharan Changes

    In 2006 Volkswagen decided to reduce the number of vehicle engine, trim and specification combinations on a number of models, including the Sharan. The main changes were withdrawn upholsteries.

    Trims Withdrawn Upholsteries

    S/SE - Flannel Grey Jet Cloth

    Sport - Anthracite Blue and Anthracite Red 'Opera' Cloth

    Optional - Beige Leather Upholstery

    VW Sharan Facts

    The name Sharan is derived from a Persian word meaning Carrier of Kings.

    The Sharan was awarded a three star NCAP crash test rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme out of a possible five stars.

    Volkswagen Sharan insurance groups, group 11 - 12.

    VW describes the Sharan seats as business class, on account of the space and comfort inside.

    Another good feature of the current Sharan is the flexibility of removing the rear seats so you can use up to 2,610 cubic litres of storage.

  • 2007 VW Sharan

    New models are available in S, SE, Sport. Accessories include iPod connectivity, 6 speed CD changer. Leather upholstery available on Sport model only. Cloth and Anthracite options on other models. Metal and pearl effect paintwork available at extra cost.

  • 2007 VW Sharan Performance Specification

    2007 VW Sharan Sport 2.0L TDI 140 PS 6 spd man - Specification

    Engine cubic capacity 1968

    Combined - 42.8mpg - 6.6l/100km

    Engine maximum Speed - 119mph - 192km/h

    Engine acceleration - 0-62mph12.2secs

    Insurance group rating - 12

  • 2007 VW Sharan SE 2.0L TDI 140PS 6SP Man Specification

    Engine cubic capacity - 1968

    Combined - 42.8mpg - 6.6l/100km

    Engine maximum Speed - 119mph - 192km/h

    Engine acceleration - 0-62mph12.2secs

    Insurance group rating 12

    2007 VW Sharan S 2.0L TDI 140PS 6 Spd Man Specification

    Engine cubic capacity - 1968

    Combined - 42.8mpg - 6.6l/100km

    Engine maximum Speed - 119mph - 192km/h

    Engine acceleration - 0-62mph12.2secs

    Insurance group rating - 12

    2007 VW Sharan Environmental Info

    Engine Output, PS g/km / /CO2 emission / Trim level(s) / Urban* / Extra-urban*/ Combined*

    Petrol engines

    2.0 ltr 115 223 S 22.1/12.8 38.2/7.4 30.1/9.4

    115 (250) S (19.9/14.2) (34.9/8.1) (27.2/10.4)

    Diesel engines

    1.9 ltr TDI 115 172 S, SE 35.3/8.0 50.4/5.6 43.5/6.5

    115 (196) S, SE (28.2/10.0) (47.9/5.9) (38.2/7.4)

    2.0 ltr TDI 140 175 S, SE, Sport 34.0/8.3 49.6/5.7 42.8/6.6

    2.0 ltr TDI DPF 140 180 S, SE, Sport 32.8/8.6 48.7/5.8 41.5/6.8

  • 2007 VW Sharan Standard items of equipment S

    Volkswagen service

    3-year/60,000 miles warranty (whichever is soonest)

    3-year paintwork warranty

    6-year body protection warranty

    Volkswagen Roadside Assistance

    Please see page 11 for more details

    Exterior

    Body-coloured bumpers with black bump strips

    Body-coloured door mirrors with integrated indicators

    Chrome trimmed radiator grille

    Full size wheel trims

    Roof rails, black

    6J x 16 steel wheels with 195/60 R16 tyres

    Interior

    Upholstery Jet cloth

    Safety

    ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD

    (Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution)

    Curtain airbag system

    Door side impact protection

    Drivers and front passengers airbags with passengers airbag deactivation switch

    Front and rear head restraints

    Front seat side impact airbags

    High level 3rd brake light

    Isofix child seat preparation (for 2nd and 3rd row seats) 1

    Reflectors in front and rear doors

    Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones

    Seat belts front seats, three-point with tensioners, height-adjustable

    Seat belts 2nd row seats, outer seats with three-point height-adjustable, centre seat with three-point

    Seat belts 3rd row seats, three-point

    Function

    Air conditioning, electronic climate control front and rear

    Alarm with interior protection and remote central locking

    Blue instrument lighting

    Coming home lighting function

    Cup holders, front x 2

    Dash display for unclosed doors and tailgate

    Drivers seat height adjustment

    Dust and pollen filter

    Electric headlight height adjustment

    Electric windows, front

    Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors

    Electronic engine immobiliser

    Four-spoke steering wheel

    Front and rear door side pockets

    Front seat armrests

    Front seat map pockets

    Front wiper, intermittent with adjustable delay

    Full size steel spare wheel

    (replaced by tyre repair kit with DPF engines)

    Glovebox, cooled, illuminated and lockable

    Heated rear window

    Height and reach adjustable steering wheel

    Interior light delay

    Luggage area, illuminated

    Multifunction computer

    Power-assisted steering

    Radio/MP3 compatible CD player with 10 speakers

    Reading light for front passenger

    Rear passenger heater with independent controls

    Rear wiper with interval delay

    Storage area with lid, above passengers airbag

    Storage area with lid, dash centre including sunglasses storage

    Storage compartment in rear door, drivers side

    (for 1.5 litre bottle)

    12V socket for 2nd row seats

    12V socket in luggage area

    5 removable rear seats

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