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Volkswagen has a history of building small There was the Microbus, of course, as as the more recent Vanagon and However, the hippie van was always that, and the later vans just too funky to catch on a mainstream audience. Consequently, VW has really had a competitive modern In hopes of rectifying this the company introduced the Volkswagen

The Routan was actually a rebadged and version of Chrysler’s minivan. Its shape didn’t stray far the Chrysler formula, but the Routan’s front and rear suggested a makeover. In the Routan’s first two on the market, the cabin had a more feel than the Chrysler including more supportive and a partially reworked dash VW’s signature red and blue Below deck, Volkswagen retuned the suspension for a more and responsive driving experience.

As such, we found the Volkswagen to be more desirable than its siblings in these early However, by 2011, those had implemented a series of changes actually made them similar to the Routan, and that advantage Volkswagen enjoyed was erased. Ultimately, the Routan was after four years of

No matter what year looking at, it’s hard to a case for buying what was a Chrysler minivan from Not only does Chrysler’s quality record remain a over the long haul, but used minivans like the and Sienna are better buys in respects.

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The Volkswagen Routan was introduced for and produced through 2012. A minivan, it was available in S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium levels.

Base S models 16-inch steel wheels, second-row captain’s chairs, a third-row split bench a touchscreen-operated audio system and the assortment of modern conveniences. control and a full complement of were also standard.

The SE larger alloy wheels, side doors, a power seat, leatherette seating heated front seats, sunshades and Bluetooth. The SEL got you tri-zone control, leather seating, a camera, heated second-row and an iPod interface. The SEL Premium a variety of luxury items xenon headlights, keyless driver memory settings and an sound system. A rear-seat system and a hard-drive-based navigation were available on all but the base

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In its first two years on the market, the S and SE trim levels were by a 3.8-liter V6 that produced 197 while the SEL featured a stronger surprisingly, more economical) V6 that put out 253 hp. A six-speed automatic and drive were standard. For and ’12, every Routan was by a 3.6-liter V6 that produced 283 hp.

Anyone who has spent time in a Country or Grand Caravan instantly recognize the Routan’s dash-mounted shifter and basic design. The materials quality closer to that of its Chrysler but still remained a bit disappointing to most of Volkswagen’s other The Volkswagen Routan version lacked the Stow ‘n Go seats, but at least its conventional were nicely shaped. The bench folded flat the floor, while the second-row or captain’s chairs could be for serious hauling duty.

In we found the Routan’s original engine to be sluggish and overmatched the SEL’s larger V6 (and the 3.6-liter V6) offered much performance, and so equipped, the Routan was one of the minivans available. The Routan’s and handling were a cut above the Chrysler minivans, but the van’s dynamics still weren’t

There were other significant changes. For 2009 and the base S came standard an uncomfortable second-row bench that was later replaced standard captain’s chairs in trims. These early also lacked the Routan’s Chrysler-sourced touchscreen stereo and available Garmin navigation

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