Used 2009 Volkswagen Routan

2009 Volkswagen Routan
List price range
$4,999 - $9,999

Pros

  • Perfect crash-test scores, comfortable seats, powerful optional V6 engine.

Cons

  • Interior tweaks can't mask ho-hum Chrysler roots, ponderous and inefficient base engine.

Used 2009 Volkswagen Routan for Sale

Volkswagen Routan 2009 SEL 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A)
79,199 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Routan
SEL
List$9,704
Est.Loan: $198/mo
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Dealer Notes
2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL in Blonde Maple, 3RD ROW SEATING, HEATED SEATS, LEATHER INTERIOR, ONE OWNER, ONE OWNER LOCAL TRADE IN, POWER SLIDING DOORS BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Volkswagen Routan 2009 SEL 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A)
86,950 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Routan
SEL
List$9,250
Est.Loan: $189/mo
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Newly added to our selection, we have a BEAUTIFUL, 2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL! This Routan is silver, sitting on factory alloy wheels with great tread on the tires, tinted windows for privacy, spacious 3rd row seating, and is matched inside with a CLEAN gray leather interior! Powered by a 3.6L V6 motor, paired with a SMOOTH automatic transmission, and is capable of seeing upwards of 25 MPG! LOADED with great features, like the power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power seats, dual climate controls, cruise control, rear back up camera, and that's only to list a few! Premium surround sound style speaker system, with AM/FM radio, CD player, CD changer, MP3 playback capable, built in auxiliary cord hook up, and even has 2 built in flip down DVD players! With so many great features, and so many more to still see, this IS NOT a deal your going to want let pass you by! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY, to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this GORGEOUS, 2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL!
Volkswagen Routan 2009
133,245 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Routan
S
Nick Auto Sales
53.9 mi away
List$5,499
Est.Loan: $113/mo
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Volkswagen Routan 2009
158,000 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Routan
SE
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Dealer Notes
Primary Listing%3A 2009 Volkswagen Routan Other2009 Volkswagen Routan Van, 158k, automatic, air conditioning, power windows/locks, DVD, Sirius, hands free phone, SAT/AUX/MP3. New inspection, new battery, tires, brakes and rotors. Small tear in bumper. Very Clean%2521 Will come with a 3 month/4500 mile power train warranty with the option to upgrade. To see a full list of this vehicles options visit smithfamilycarstore.net. If interested, please call 814-329-2682 or 814-592-2176. Grille Color - Chrome,Floor Mat Material - Carpet,Floor Material - Carpet,Floor Mats - Front,Floor Mats - Rear,Front Air Conditioning,Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single,Shift Knob Trim - Leather,Steering Wheel Trim - Leather,Conversation Mirror,Cruise Control,Cupholders,Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry,Multi-Function Remote - Panic Alarm,Power Outlet%28S%29 - Two 12v,Power Steering,Reading Lights - Front,Storage - Cargo Net,Vanity Mirrors - Dual,Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc,Front Shock Type - Gas,Front Spring Type - Coil,Front Struts - Macpherson,Front Suspension Type - Lower Control Arms,Rear Brake Type - Disc,Rear Shock Type - Gas,Rear Spring Type - Coil,Rear Suspension Type - Torsion Beam,Abs - 4-Wheel,Braking Assist,Front Suspension Classification - Independent,Rear Suspension Classification - Semi-Independent,Stability Control,Traction Control,Gauge - Tachometer,In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback,Total Speakers - 6,Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert,Auxiliary Audio Input - Jack,In-Dash Cd - Single Disc,Radio - Am/Fm,Warnings And Reminders - Lamp Failure,Low Fuel,Engine Oil,Coolant,Daytime Running Lights,Headlights - Auto On/Off,Rear Door Type - Liftgate,Side Door Type - Passenger-Side Manual Sliding,Wheels - Steel,Tire Pressure Monitoring System,Wheel Covers - Full,Window Defogger - Rear,Front Wipers - Variable Intermittent,Power Windows,Rear Privacy Glass,Rear Wiper,Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger,Anti-Theft System - Alarm,Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer,Child Safety Door Locks,Child Seat Anchors - Latch System,Front Airbags - Dual,Power Door Locks,Side Airbags - Front,Side Airbags - Rear,Side Curtain Airbags - Front,Side Mirrors - Heated,Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - 4,Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - Height,Front Headrests - 2,Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments - 4,Rear Headrests - 2,Rear Seat Folding,Rear Seat Type - Bucket,Rear Seat Type - Removable Split-Bench,Seatbelt Pretensioners - Front,Third Row Headrests - 3,Third Row Seat Type - 40-60 Split Bench,Upholstery - Cloth
Volkswagen Routan 2009 SEL 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A)
63,000 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Routan
SEL
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
Primary Listing%3A 2009 Volkswagen Routan Other2009 VW Routan, automatic, 63k, 3rd row, aluminum wheels, DVD, Stow & Go, power folding rear seats, power sliding doors, power windows/locks, cruise tilt wheel, air conditioning, leather, DVD and much more. This vehicle comes with a 3 month/4500 mile power train warranty with the option to upgrade. To see a full list of this vehicles options visit smithfamilycarstore.net. If interested, please call 814-329-2682 or 814-592-2176. Grille Color - Chrome,Air Filtration,Floor Mat Material - Carpet,Floor Mats - Front,Floor Mats - Rear,Front Air Conditioning,Front Air Conditioning Zones - Dual,Rear Air Conditioning Zones - Single,Shift Knob Trim - Leather,Steering Wheel Trim - Leather,Cruise Control,Cupholders,Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry,Multi-Function Remote - Panic Alarm,Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release,Power Outlet%28S%29 - Two 12v,Power Steering,Reading Lights - Front,Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio,Storage - Cargo Net,Sunshade - Rear Window,Sunshade - Side Window,Universal Remote Transmitter - Garage Door Opener,Vanity Mirrors - Dual Illuminating,Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc,Front Spring Type - Coil,Front Struts - Macpherson,Front Suspension Type - Lower Control Arms,Rear Brake Type - Disc,Rear Spring Type - Coil,Rear Suspension Type - Torsion Beam,Abs - 4-Wheel,Braking Assist,Front Suspension Classification - Independent,Rear Suspension Classification - Semi-Independent,Stability Control,Traction Control,Gauge - Tachometer,In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback,Total Speakers - 6,Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert,Wireless Data Link - Bluetooth,Auxiliary Audio Input - Jack,Compass,In-Dash Cd - 6 Disc,Radio - Am/Fm,Trip Computer,Warnings And Reminders - Lamp Failure,Low Fuel,Engine Oil,Coolant,Daytime Running Lights,Headlights - Auto On/Off,Rear Door Type - Power Liftgate,Side Door Type - Dual Power Sliding,Tire Type - All Season,Wheels - Steel,Tire Pressure Monitoring System,Wheel Covers - Full,Window Defogger - Rear,Front Wipers - Variable Intermittent,Power Windows,Rear Wiper,Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger,Anti-Theft System - Alarm,Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer,Child Safety Door Locks,Child Seat Anchors - Latch System,Front Airbags - Dual,Side Airbags - Rear,Side Curtain Airbags - Front,Side Mirrors - Heated,Driver Seat - Heated,Driver Seat Power Adjustments - 8,Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Height,Front Headrests - 2,Passenger Seat - Heated,Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - 8,Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - Height,Rear Headrests - 2,Rear Seat - Heated,Rear Seat Folding,Rear Seat Manual Adjustments - Reclining,Rear Seat Type - Captains Chairs,Rear Seat Type - Removable Split-Bench,Seatbelt Pretensioners - Front,Third Row Headrests - 3,Third Row Seat Type - 40-60 Split Bench,Upholstery - Leather

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2009 Volkswagen Routan makes improvements on its Chrysler roots. But with rivals like the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna to choose from, we can't recommend this Germanified creation.

vehicle overview

Volkswagen has a long history of producing small vans, from the iconic Microbus to the funky Vanagons from the 1980s. However, there hasn't been a minivan in VW's lineup since the EuroVan bowed out in 2003. The 2009 Volkswagen Routan minivan is VW's way of rectifying this situation. For traditional VW buyers, this is good news -- Volkswagen dealers now have something that will meet the needs of large families in search of maximum passenger and cargo space. But there's bad news, too -- the Routan is basically a gussied-up Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Grand Caravan.

Yep, you read that right. VW wanted a minivan ASAP, Chrysler had excess production capacity at its plant in Windsor, Ontario, thanks to the extinction of the Pacifica, and the Routan is the product of this unlikely marriage. You'd think the VW folks would have learned a lesson from their countrymen at Daimler-Benz, whose dalliance with Chrysler proved costly in terms of both brand image and the bottom line. But Volkswagen believes that its improvements on the Grand Caravan formula will be sufficient to woo would-be Odyssey or Sienna buyers.

The tweaks start with styling. While the Routan's overall shape is pure Dodge, its front end receives Volkswagen's familiar headlight and grille design, and the slick-looking taillights are VW-specific as well. Inside, the dashboard layout has been revised for a more upscale appearance, though the chintzy switchgear is straight out of the Chrysler parts bin. Dodge's innovative Stow 'n Go and Swivel 'n Go second-row seats are unavailable in the Routan, but VW compensates with superior seat comfort, and the third-row seats still fold into the floor for cargo-carrying duty. Underneath it all, the Routan makes do with the same suspension layout as the Chrysler vans, though numerous revisions by VW's engineers aim to produce a more refined driving experience.

The reasonably priced 2009 VW Routan is indeed a better vehicle and probably the best of the three. But that's not saying much. Chrysler's myriad quality issues with its newest minivans don't bode well for the Routan, and even putting these aside, this is not a segment-leading minivan to begin with. It's a competent people mover with a hint of Germanic flair, but rival models like the Honda Odyssey, Hyundai Entourage/Kia Sedona twins and Toyota Sienna will serve the typical minivan buyer better.

trim levels & features

The 2009 Volkswagen Routan seven-passenger minivan is available in three trim levels: S, SE and SEL. Base S models come standard with 16-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, air-conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, heated side mirrors, a six-speaker CD/MP3 audio system with auxiliary input audio jack, a removable second-row bench seat and a 60/40-split third-row bench that folds into the floor. The SE adds 17-inch alloy wheels, power-sliding rear doors, upgraded cloth upholstery, tri-zone manual climate control, an eight-way power driver seat, removable second-row captain's chairs, rear sunshades and an upgraded audio system with a six-CD changer The top-of-the-line SEL tacks on a larger engine, leather upholstery, power-adjustable pedals, heated seats for the first and second rows, a power liftgate and Bluetooth connectivity.

Optional on all models is an entertainment package. On the S model, this adds a DVD player, second- and third-row flip-down screens, Bluetooth, the upgraded audio system, satellite radio and tri-zone manual air-conditioning. SE and SEL models with this package also get all-row DVD playback, a 30-gigabyte hard-drive-based audio system, a back-up camera and the power liftgate (SE).

Some of the standard features on higher trim levels can be added as options on lower trims. Towing preparation with a load-leveling rear suspension is available on all three trims, while a navigation system that's bundled with the hard-drive-based audio system, satellite radio and the back-up camera is optional on the SE and SEL. The SEL-only Premium package adds xenon headlights, foglamps, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a sunroof, remote engine start, a nine-speaker, 506-watt audio system, an eight-way power passenger seat, a power-folding third-row seat, a memory function for the driver seat and pedals, a 115-volt AC power outlet and rear park assist.

performance & mpg

The 2009 Volkswagen Routan S and SE models come with a 3.8-liter V6 that produces 197 horsepower and 230 pound-feet of torque. The SEL is outfitted with a more sophisticated 4.0-liter V6 making 253 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Surprisingly, the smaller 3.8-liter engine is rated at just 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined, while the 4.0-liter V6 yields a respectable 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined. The latter also provides superior acceleration from zero to 60 mph -- 8.9 seconds, according to VW's estimates, versus 10.2 for the 3.8-liter mill.

safety

The 2009 Volkswagen Routan comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability control and full-length side curtain airbags. In government crash tests, the Routan scored a perfect five stars in all frontal and side impact categories. Likewise, in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Routan scored the best possible rating of "Good" in the frontal offset and side impact crash tests.

driving

Volkswagen says the Routan evinces "European ride and handling characteristics." Thing is, Europeans tend to drive vehicles that are half the Routan's size. For such a large conveyance, the Routan acquits itself fairly well on twisty roads while swallowing most bumps and ruts without complaint. However, its driving dynamics remain a step or two behind the segment-leading Honda Odyssey. The interior remains quiet at highway speeds, and the 4.0-liter V6 makes the 2009 VW Routan one of the fleeter minivans around, if you care about that sort of thing. The hoary 3.8-liter V6 is relatively sluggish and thirsty, but you're stuck with it unless you ante up for the SEL.

interior

VW has spruced up the Routan's Dodge-sourced interior with a revised dash layout, including a modified center stack and Volkswagen's trademark red and blue backlighting. However, anyone who has spent time in the Town & Country or Grand Caravan will instantly recognize the cheap-feeling switchgear, dash-mounted shifter and basic overall design as straight outta Motown. The Routan lacks Dodge's innovative Stow 'n Go and Swivel 'n Go second-row seats, but at least its conventional seats are nicely shaped. The third-row bench folds flat into the floor, while the second-row bench or captain's chairs can be removed for serious hauling duty. VW says the Routan can carry up to 144 cubic feet of cargo -- that's about average for a minivan, which is to say, it's gigantic.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Volkswagen Routan.

VW Routan Brake Problems
carshopper82, 7/4/2012
I purchased an 09 Routan, and have driven it for 33,000 miles since. The van is nice and is perhaps the nicest minivan ride based on my experience. However, there are a lot of design issues with it. I have replaced the brakes all around including rotors, pads, and calipers three times - this at no cost because I documented to VW of America this is a design issue. Similar vans from 2009 (Chrysler Town Country) had the same issues - my in-laws own it. As you know, the Routan is a brand-labeled T&C. Othe rissues pertain to transmission hoses. So far VW has taken care of me but it is definitely a lemon.
Consumes Oil
pnwislander, 4/16/2014
This is the first vehicle I have ever owned where I have to put in a quart of oil every 1,000 miles or the oil light will come on and the manufacturer considers that normal. There are other things that seemed minor, like side door catching etc. But all of the sudden after hitting 30,000 miles to have to start putting in a quart of oil every 1,000 miles (now at 45,000 miles) just seems ridiculous to be considered normal. Our other car is a VW Golf that we love ,and the Routan is just an all around disappointment. Wishing we had bought the Honda or Toyata minivan instead.
Almost killed us!
kiddycargo3, 5/5/2011
We have had this thing in the shop 7times over two months when you add up all the days. 9 recalls, tons of electrical issues including the sensors not working on the side doors and smashing my two year old twice! The biggest issue was when I was driving my three kids going 40mph and the engine shutoff and I had no power steering or brakes! we almost smashed into a dump truck! God was watching over us and as I was somewhat able to turn the wheel and took out half the landscaping at MC Donalds right before I hit the dumpster the brake came on! Took it in and the computer was bad and come to find out there was a fuse missing this whole time. VW said well we put in a new computer and fuse sorry!
JUNK - CONSTANT RECALLS
pensfan1, 4/23/2011
This is a chrysler with a VW badge, no problem there. The interior has the VW refinements, thats what attracted us. The motor is very powerful and gas mileage ok for the power ratio. Bad news- Constant recalls, transmissions, door motor caught fire. Dealershio servcie is horrible. Basically car has to die before they will fix it. Then they fight about warranty coverage.
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2009 Volkswagen Routan
Used 2009 Volkswagen Routan Overview

The Used 2009 Volkswagen Routan is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SE 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 6A), S 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 6A), SE 4dr Minivan w/Rear Seat Entertainment (3.8L 6cyl 6A), S 4dr Minivan w/Rear Seat Entertainment (3.8L 6cyl 6A), SEL 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A), SEL 4dr Minivan w/Rear Seat Entertainment (4.0L 6cyl 6A), SEL CARB 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A), SEL Premium 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A), SEL CARB 4dr Minivan w/Rear Seat Entertainment (4.0L 6cyl 6A), and SEL Premium CARB 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 Volkswagen Routan?

Save up to $254 on one of 5 Used 2009 Volkswagen Routan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,999 as of08/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from2 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2009 Volkswagen Routan trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL is priced between $9,250 and$9,999 with odometer readings between 63000 and86950 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Volkswagen Routan S is priced between $5,499 and$5,499 with odometer readings between 133245 and133245 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Volkswagen Routan SE is priced between $4,999 and$4,999 with odometer readings between 158000 and158000 miles.

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