Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t bother about a stiff ride, although the SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be a great bargain considering most of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide range of options, in order to pick and choose which ones are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs might be most of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 VW Sharan. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2020 VW Sharan is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for some time, you may get the 2020 VW Sharan with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a stronger V6, or you may get the miserly 2020 VW Sharan Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 VW Sharan is comfortable and compliant. 2020 VW Sharan also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 VW Sharan with a little extra personality. Inside, the 2020 VW Sharan offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you opt for among the upper trim levels. There are lots of options to pick from along the way.
The 2020 VW Sharan is as competent as they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content makes it supremely easy to drive. If you’re trying to find something with much more class and space than the usual small sedan, the 2020 VW Sharan might just be the sedan for you.
The 2020 VW Sharan is the beds base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 VW Sharan Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You are able to consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features found on the upper trim levels can be added to the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL sound system coupled with an integrated navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 VW Sharan stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the trunk seat is simple to fold down to suit longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to make most people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is perfect for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2020 VW Sharan features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount a car seat, with obvious and easily accessible lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so your front seat do not need to be scooted entirely forward.