Toyota Picnic 1996 vs Volkswagen Sharan 1997

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Toyota Picnic
1996 - 2001
Volkswagen Sharan
1997 - 2000
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)Front wheel drive (FWD) / All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Toyota Picnic is available only with front wheel drive, while Volkswagen Sharan can be equipped with front wheel drive and four wheel (4x4) drive.
Engines: 2.0 - 2.21.8 - 2.8


Power: 90 - 128 HP90 - 174 HP
Torque: 178 - 205 NM170 - 235 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.8 - 13.9 seconds11.8 - 19.3 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.7 - 9.56.5 - 13.6
Toyota Picnic petrol engines consumes on average 2.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than Volkswagen Sharan. On average, Toyota Picnic equipped with diesel engines consume 0.7 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Sharan.
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Length: 4.53 m4.62 m
Width: 1.70 m1.81 m
Height: 1.62 m1.73 m
Toyota Picnic is smaller.
Toyota Picnic is 9 cm shorter than the Volkswagen Sharan, 11 cm narrower, while the height of Toyota Picnic is 11 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 180 litresno data
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1840 litresno data
Turning diameter: 11 meters11.7 meters
The turning circle of the Toyota Picnic is 0.7 metres less than that of the Volkswagen Sharan, which means Toyota Picnic can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): ~ 2`007~ 1`940

below average
Average price (€): 20001000
Rating in user reviews: 8.8/10 7.4/10
Pros and Cons: Toyota Picnic has
  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
  • better manoeuvrability
  • higher safety
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
Volkswagen Sharan has
  • available with 4x4 drive
  • lower fuel consumption for diesel engines
  • lower price
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