VW Sharan camper boot size

(2 customer reviews)

The VW Sharan strikes a good balance between size and comfort. Actually, it’s one of the biggest MPV’s out there. If boot size is your primary criteria – you can’t go wrong with a Sharan. The car drives nicely too and offers good comfort in the front for the driver and passenger. It’s not the best car to take off the road completely – but you can take it down a good enough mud road without any big problems. A very good car camping / microcamping conversion candidate, unless you are planning to drive through forests and very much offroad.

This car's boot is 209 cm long ⤢, 113 cm tall ↕, and 125 cm wide ↔.

NimbleCamper rating: 3.9/5

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Sharan boot size – length, width and height for sleeping

The VW Sharan, with its generous boot dimensions, offers a spacious and cozy retreat for camping enthusiasts. Stretching to an impressive 209 cm in length, it comfortably accommodates even the tallest campers for a restful night’s sleep. The height of the boot stands at 113 cm, providing ample headroom and a sense of openness, crucial for a relaxing interior atmosphere. Moreover, the width between the wheel arches, a considerable 125 cm, allows for a wide sleeping area or additional storage for camping gear. These measurements make the VW Sharan an ideal companion for car camping enthusiasts, promising both comfort and practicality in its capacious boot.

Body type

Make

Boot length (cm)

209

Boot height (cm)

113

Boot width [wheel arches] (cm)

125

Comfort rating

1.5

Consumption l/100km

7.1

Consumption MPG (UK)

36

NimbleCamper rating (out of max 5)

Engine type

Average used price, GBP (2015)

14624

Boot door type

Available in

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Sharan 3rd party overall ratings and reviews

(these ratings are not camping-specific)

Average rating: 3.6/5 = very good!

Frequently asked questions:

Oh yes you can! It comfortably sleeps two people + a dog (labrador size), tested personally by yours truly. 🙂 In the 7-seater, you just fold the seats down and put a sleeping matt down. The 5-seater needs some DIY leveling of the sleeping area, but nothing difficult.

Yes – completely flat. In the 7-seater, they will create a nice flat sleeping area. In the 5-seater, you will have to build something in the boot to level the sleeping area with the middle seats.

Yes – it’s one of the most comfortable MPVs you can find and still surprises with van-like boot size. Perfect for camping and comfortable long camping trips.

It’s somewhere in the middle – according to a Whatcar.com survey, it finished 16th out of 31 cars. But newer models seem to be much more reliable than older models, according to ADAC breakdown stats (pick “Mittelklasse” in the dropdown) – especially since 2017.

Yes, unfortunately, the Sharan production will stop in 2022. No direct replacement has been announced yet.

The Sharan is quite a bit bigger: 33cm longer, 7.5cm wider and 6cm taller than the Touran. The additional 33cm length is especially handy when camping, of course, width and height helps a lot too.

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2 reviews for VW Sharan camper boot size

  1. Lukas

    I love this car. Very comfy for long drives, low consumption (I have automatic 2013, does 6.5l/100km combined) and plenty of room for sleeping in and storage.

  2. Lukas

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.9/5. The VW Sharan strikes a good balance between size and comfort. It offers a big boot and also is very comfortable for long road trips, with low consumption too.

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  • Average used price, GBP (2015) – I use Carsite.co.uk‘s price aggregates from 2015 (or the nearest possible year if not available), or, if not found, from autoscout24.com. For new cars, I specify the closest possible match (i.e. if released this year, it’s the new price, if released two years ago, it’s the 2-years old price etc). It’s here to give you a benchmark comparison (- a like for like, an apple with an apple) of the value of each car and for filtering purposes. It’s not meant to be used as an accurate estimate of used car value – it is updated once a year, so make sure you know what the car should cost at the time of purchase if you decide to buy one.
  • Boot dimensions – taken from various sources across the web, starting with official, supplemented with other reliable websites (like ridc.org.uk), supplemented by user-generated content – images of measurements from forums or social networks. It’s also used for filtering, comparison and to give you a good idea of the car’s suitability for camping.
  • Comfort rating – a benchmark used to simplify the car’s comfort & driving score based on equipment, furnishings, handling, safety, and costs ratings from external sources like whatcar.com, carwow.co.uk, autocar.co.uk etc. It gives you an indication of whether the car will drive and feel like a van (low rating) or offer better interior & handling (higher rating). A simple van-like car, for example, a Renault Kangoo is 0.5, a well equipped and comfortable car like a Ford S-Max is a 2. No hard math behind it, just an indicator, f.e. 0.5= basic car that does the job, 1.5 = hey, that’s nice to have!, 2 = oooh, comfyyyy.
  • Consumption – I take the average 2017 consumption or closest match from Fuelly.com, or if none is available, from other sources like honestjohn.co.uk. If there are not enough cars for a single year, an average for several years is calculated.
  • NimbleCamper rating – a weighted score of boot length (45% weight), boot height (40%), consumption (10%) and comfort (5%). The logic of weighing length & height higher than consumption and comfort is – headroom is important when you sleep in the back of the car, so is the length. A comfy ride is a factor, but you can sleep in a big car that’s not that comfy, however, it’s much harder to camp/sleep in a comfy car that’s too small. Read more about the NimbleCamper rating and criteria here.
    • a note for EVs (electric vehicles) – for consumption, I am using the Fuel Equivalent Consumption estimate by ev-database.org. It is usually much lower than combustion engines, giving EVs an advantage – which I think is fair. They do have a small disadvantage in terms of having to plan your trips around charging stations + longer waiting time, but that will get better over time. More charging stations, faster chargers and better batteries. Therefore I am not adjusting the calculation for EVs in any way.
    • In short: a litre of petrol contains about 8.9 kWh of energy. If we divide the energy consumption of an EV by this (f.e. 16 kWh/100 km divided by 8.9 kWh/litre), we get equivalent fuel consumption of 1.8 l/100 km.
  • EV stats – taken from ev-database.org

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