Volkswagen Sharan 2.0 TDi 140 SE BlueMotion: Road test | AOL Cars UK

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Volkswagen Sharan

2.0 TDi 140 SE BlueMotion: test

The last Volkswagen was best-known for its classy, roomy and cabin and the fact it was good to

Now there’s a new Sharan, but with rivals offering similar and the sister car, the SEAT being so similar, why should you go for the I spent a week with a (without options) Sharan 2.0 TDi 140 SE to find out.

Upmarket, functional and sensible probably sum up the Sharan’s exterior styling.

Not the best-looking MPV, but it looks from the front, where the different headlights, grille and airdam. in my opinion, make it a lot sleeker than the Alhambra.

to the side and the Sharan’s flanks are by the massive windows and the rear doors. Whilst at the back, a large set of rear light and the huge rear window

the Sharan, there’s the usual logically laid out dashboard you expect from a Volkswagen.

Move to the rear of the Sharan and the tall styling means plenty of head and legroom for adults. The cleverest design of the Alhambra and Sharan has to be the way the rear of seats fold into the so there’s no need to remove

The Sharan is incredibly spacious with just the third row of folded into the floor, space is an excellent 658 litres. grows to a van-like 2,297 with all the seats folded.

the time I had the Sharan, I used it for a holiday. I found there was than enough room for adults, my baby son and all of our luggage, room to spare.

The most family-friendly feature of the has to be the large twin sliding doors, which were power-operated (£635) on the test car and getting my baby boy in and out of the back easy. I also appreciated the power-operated boot (£495), made loading and unloading easier.

Our test car was in mid-range SE which has all the equipment you’re likely to need and includes: control, front and rear sensors and electric windows. The optional touch-screen navigation/CD (£1,910) stereo sounded and the map quality was excellent.

So, what’s the Sharan like to The 2.0-litre TDi diesel engine have just 138bhp and as with the tall body is a bit laboured (62mph comes up in seconds and the top speed is 121mph). with 236lb-ft of torque, it’s on the move it feels sprightly.

Our test car had six-speed transmission, which was reasonably with a light, progressive

Our holiday consisted of a mixture of runs and town driving and the fact that it is a big MPV, all the tweaks meant it proved to be frugal and averaged around This is helped by the standard-fit system.

Even fully the Sharan’s ride was comfortable only the biggest road making their way into the I wasn’t expecting the sharp, steering, which helps to the driving experience more However, it seems at odds the safe, but not sporty handling.

plenty of body roll in still it is an MPV!

To sum up, I think that the Sharan is a if expensive family car (our car with options was over Before driving the Sharan, I its sister car, the SEAT and I wonder now if it’s easy to spending the extra £1,100+ Volkswagen charges over the

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