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Volkswagen Routan

Volkswagen Routan

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Something of an anomaly in the German lineup, the Volkswagen Routan minivan was an attempt by the German to compete head-to-head with the names in that segment: the Town County and Dodge Caravan twins, the Honda and the Toyota Sienna.

But you may notice more than a few between the VW and the Chrysler minivans—and you be wrong. An unusual agreement Chrysler and Volkswagen gave VW a new that was jointly engineered but and supplied by the U.S. automaker. The include unique front-end revised lines at the rear, and trim that’s distinct to the The German engineers had also the suspension tuning for tighter giving it a more sophisticated and a quiet interior, though engineers adopted many of revisions for their own model a year or two later.

First sold as a 2009 the Routan was unceremoniously discontinued the 2012 model year—following messages from VW as to whether any models existed. Volkswagen is to start building a mid-size crossover in its Tennessee plant, on the underpinnings of its next-generation Passat perhaps as a 2015 or 2016

Meanwhile, for families who need third-row seat, there may be 2012 Routans on dealer well into 2013. And the row in the Volkswagen Routan does flat—and even that row offers enough comfort for at least on short trips. VW however, get access to one of Chrysler’s innovations in minivans: the second-row ‘n’ Go feature (which and drops the rear seats into the floor). The Routan gets second-row captain’s that fold and slide (It didn’t get the now-discontinued Swivel Go either—which let the second row face the with a removable fold-up

Volkswagen Routan

2009 Volkswagen Routan

The 2009 Routan originally with either a 197-hp, V-6 or a 251-hp, 4.0-liter V-6, with a six-speed automatic Between these two, the was the better choice by far. with the 2011 model Chrysler installed its new 3.6-liter V-6 into its minivans, so the Routan got powertrain, too. It’s far than the previous engines and has fuel economy.

The Routan has been offered in S, SE, and SEL Premium trims, with SE and SEL getting the removable captain’s The combination of these various arrangements allows all models to fit 144 feet of cargo with all seats stowed. There been only minor to the Routan over the past model years, other that powertrain news.

SE and SEL models offer some of the options as the Chrysler models, but slightly different names in cases. Power rear a power liftgate, and touch-screen are on offer, as is a JoyBox (MyGig) hard-drive media system. The Routan also remains than the Chrysler vans, leaves us scratching our heads on the and the appeal.

The Chrysler minivans’ top safety from the IIHS also to the structurally identical Routan, so one of the safest picks in this blind-spot monitors and a rearview system are available.

Volkswagen Routan
Volkswagen Routan
Volkswagen Routan
Volkswagen Routan
Volkswagen Routan

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