2010 Volkswagen Routan Consumer Review: Overall a good minivan

2010 Volkswagen Routan - Consumer Review

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SE Passenger Minivan (3.8L V6 6-speed Automatic w/Rear Seat Ent, Nav)

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Overall a good minivan
By Frank on


2010 Volkswagen Routan SE 4dr Minivan w/Rear Seat Ent, Nav (3.8L 6cyl 6A)


I am a Chrysler employee and I was in the market to lease a Town & Country to replace my existing T&C, but I found that even with employee pricing the Town & Country lease was so expensive in Southern California, so instead I opted for a Routan which is slightly cheaper than the T&C but has a much better lease pricing. The reason is because of its better residual value. Routan has the Chrysler DNA but I personally like it better than the similar T&C. My only issue is the gas mileage which I usually get around 14 in the city and 18 on freeways. One fact that most people don't know is that the 4.0L engine has slightly better gas mileage than the 3.8L, but unfortunately I could find any.

Best Features

Overall comfort, Dual DVD players, hard disk and the U-Connect. This vehicle is ideal for long family trips. I would doubt if kids say "are we there yet?".

Worst Features

Improved gas mileage. Also make the seats stowable like T&C.
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