At a Glance
|Pricing||$24,700 - $38,400|
|Engines||3.8l V6, 4.0l V6|
|Fuel Economy||16-17 (city), 23-25 (highway)|
Volkswagen was an early pioneer in minivans with its Microbus, which dates back to the late 1950s. However, the contemporary American minivan market has never had an entry from VW. Now the Routan, built by Chrysler, finally gives VW customers a mainstream minivan. VW tuned the suspension and steering for a more European feel. Restyled front and rear fascias and an exclusive interior design ensure that the Routan is instantly recognizable as a Volkswagen. The Routan offers second row captain's chairs and almost 33 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the third row. Powertrain options include a 197-bhp 3.8L V-6 or a 251-bhp 4.0L V-6 mated to a 6-speed automatic. Traction control and ESP (Electronic Stability Program) are standard. Available options include a rear seat entertainment system with dual 9-inch video displays, navigation system, and a power liftgate.
The 2009 Routan, Volkswagen's all-new seven-passenger minivan, delivers the best of both worlds: a vehicle that combines German sensibilities in design, fit and finish and European ride and handling characteristics, together with market relevant features while still delivering an outstanding value. The Routan comes with a standard six-speed automatic transmission mated to a 3.8L V6 with 197 horsepower and 230 lbs. ft. of torque or an available 4.0L V6 with 253 horsepower and 262 lbs. ft....Read.
|Routan S||3.8l V6 (197-bhp)||A6||FWD||16/23/19||$24,700|
|Routan SE||3.8l V6 (197-bhp)||A6||FWD||16/23/19||$29,600|
|Routan SEL||4.0l V6 (253-bhp)||A6||FWD||17/25/21||$33,200|
|Routan SEL Premium||4.0l V6 (253-bhp)||A6||FWD||17/25/21||$38,400|