BASE PRICE RANGE: $26,200-34,500* BODY TYPE: Minivan
WHAT'S NEW: The Routan heads into its sophomore year with a complete change up in trim levels. Taking a page from Honda, there are now several trim levels packaged with options (S, SE, SE w/RSE, SE w/Nav+RSE, SEL w/Nav, SEL w/Nav+RSE, and SEL Premium w/Nav+RSE). All the levels improve their offerings, with Bluetooth now standard on all but the S.
COOL FACT: The name Routan is a play on Touran, the name of Volkswagen's small van sold around the world.
SUM UP: a modern microbus. but not as cool.
First Drive: 2009 Volkswagen Routan
2009 Volkswagen Routan Photo Gallery
| 2010 Volkswagen Routan |
| Base engine || 3.8L/197-hp OHV V-6 |
| Optional engine || 4.0L/253-hp SOHC V-6 |
| Drivetrain || Front engine, FWD, 6A |
| 0-60 mph || 7.8-10.3 sec |
| Seats/foldaway || 7/3rd row |
| EPA city/hwy fuel econ || 16-17/23-25 mpg |
| Basic warranty || 3 yrs/36,000 miles |
| Safety || ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 4 |
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