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2009 Volkswagen Routan SReview
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Awesome — Well, I do love the way the thing handles! Folding rear seats-right into the floor leaves plenty of cargo space when it is needed...and in floor storage is awesome too...no more balls rolling around the inside-not when you can contain them! over all a great van! We average 20 mpg city and close to 24 mpg highway-for a 6 cylinder van you cant get much better than this!

Pros: handling, space, mpg

Cons: .....ummm......can i say-NOTHING!???

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2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL PremiumReview
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Volkswangen Town & Routan —

It's got a Chrysler motor, a 4.0 liter plant. It's got Chrysler tires, Chrysler suspensions, Chrysler shocks. It's a model made before electric conversions, so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say? Is it the new Bluesmobile or what? (Apologies to Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi) I was looking for a Chrysler Town and Country with the Swivel n' Go seating option, on paper it looked like a great idea and the perfect solution for long car trips. In the real world, the swivel seats have some issues... The included "table" is completely useless, due to the interior space, swiveling isn't as easy as you would think, and with the seats swiveled reclining for either the driver or passenger is pretty much impossible (which might explain why Dodge and Chrysler discontinued the Swivel option...) However, I wanted seats with more padding and comfort than the thin collapsible seats that come with the popular Stow n' Go option. Enter the VW Routan. Chrysler enthusiasts hate it because it's not American, VW enthusiasts hate it because it's not German, so it has not been the successful entry into the minivan market that Volkswagen was hoping for.... which is why 2012 will be the final model year for the Routan. So, why would I buy a widely hated, much maligned, and discontinued "Frankenstein" of a mini-van? Price and comfort. I was able to buy a fully loaded Routan with the 4.0 liter engine for $1,000 less than a Chrysler Town & Country with the same year and about the same mileage. The Town and Country didn't have the entertainment package, nor the navigation package, and was powered by Chrysler's 197hp, 3.8 liter V-6. So, for less money I get an upgraded engine with 50 extra hp, all of the bells and whistles, plus a free sunroof and more comfortable second row seats? SOLD.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: It's a Chrysler in VWolf's Clothing, Comfortable Seats, Huge Hidden Cargo Bins in the Floor (reminiscent of the Millennium Falcon)

Cons: VW Discontinued partnership with Chrysler so the 2012 model year will be the final year for the Routan.

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2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL Premium Review
MsAssaf says:
vs2009 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited
2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL Premium winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
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  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
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Power Ranked 2009 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited worse.
"251-hp, 4.0-liter V6"
Family Car Ranked 2009 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited worse.
"The 2009 Routan seats 7 people in three rows. The third row bench has a power-fold feature. "
2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL Review
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vs2009 Nissan Quest
2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL winning categories:
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  • Family Car
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2014 Volkswagen Routan Reviews

Review By Sherry

Love the features of this vehicle. I specifically was looking for it. You rated the price as high which I wish Id seen before I purchased but I dont regret getting it.body style is the best overall f... Read More

Review By nigo25

The car features are great. I think a complete middle seat will be better rather than sitting for just two. Read More

2012 Volkswagen Routan Reviews

Review By Kibukila

This Routan SEL 2022 looks better for me and will appreciate to have it . Read More

Review By James

The Volkswagen Routan is the equivalent vehicle to a Chrysler Town and Country. This van is tricked out with the Entertainment, Navigation, and Tow packages, stow and go seating in the 2nd and 3rd row... Read More

2011 Volkswagen Routan Reviews

Review By Ali

Full options Runs great White IN color Rear to find in the current market Read More

Review By Tuesday

Car was in excellent condition, minor cosmetic damage, great mileage for its age. Price with warranty was a blessing. It is compared to a Towne & Country and even has a remote start. Read More

2010 Volkswagen Routan Reviews

Review By Abdullah

Great car. Powerful engine, decent fuel consumption, interior is superior to many new minivans and SUVs. Handling is great for a car of its size and weight. I’d definitely recommend the Routan as a g... Read More

Comfortable & Functional By John

I like the styling & ride of this vehicle. It is enjoyable to drive & my wife even feels comfortable tooling around in a van especially with the rear view camera which eliminates much of the fear whe... Read More

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