Used 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon

1991 Volkswagen Vanagon
List Price Estimate
$911 - $1,585

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1991 Highlights

No changes. Final year for Vanagon.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon.

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Average user rating: 4.0 stars based on 3 total reviews

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  • spaciousness
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Most helpful consumer reviews

4.375 out of 5 stars, Not the Typical Soccer Mom Thing

This is about the 12th or 15th VW van I've owned since 1974. It has more horsepower than the air cooled editions, does better in hot climates (Central CA), and just feels good to drive on a leisurely road trip to nowhere in particular. With the beds, pop top, table and rear-facing seats it is great for a weekend getaway or hauling the kids to soccer games - but is definitely NOT a Chrysler mini-van. Gas mileage isn't great (16-18), uphill climbs are generally not a big problem (if its a long steep one, don't get in a hurry), and it's comfortable to drive. Amazing people and cargo room too! A/C works well and can get downright cold! These are getting harder to find and the prices are climbing.

4 out of 5 stars, VW Vanagon - space!

Large interior space makes it ideal for hauling people or stuff. Trunk space is huge compared to typical minivans. Rear facing passenger seats are ideal for kids.

4.375 out of 5 stars, Love to drive VW van
J McCabe,

This car travels like a dream. We have a family of four and love the fact that we can turn the back seat into a queen bed for camping excursions. It is lighter than the camper, thus speeder!

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Features & Specs

Carat 3dr Minivan features & specs
Carat 3dr Minivan
MPG 16 city / 18 hwy
Seats 0
4-speed manual
90 hp @ 4800 rpm

Multi 3dr Minivan features & specs
Multi 3dr Minivan
MPG 16 city / 18 hwy
Seats 0
4-speed manual
90 hp @ 4800 rpm

GL Camper 3dr Minivan features & specs
GL Camper 3dr Minivan
MPG 16 city / 18 hwy
Seats 0
4-speed manual
90 hp @ 4800 rpm

GL Syncro 3dr Minivan 4WD features & specs
GL Syncro 3dr Minivan 4WD
MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 0
4-speed manual
90 hp @ 4800 rpm

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IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test


Is the Volkswagen Vanagon a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 1991 Vanagon both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Volkswagen Vanagon fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Vanagon gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Vanagon has 49.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Volkswagen Vanagon. Learn more

Is the Volkswagen Vanagon reliable?

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Is the 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon a good car?

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How much should I pay for a 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon?

The least-expensive 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon is the 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro 3dr Minivan 4WD. Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $0.

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    What are the different models of Volkswagen Vanagon?

    If you're interested in the Volkswagen Vanagon, the next question is, which Vanagon model is right for you? Vanagon variants include Carat 3dr Minivan, Multi 3dr Minivan, GL Camper 3dr Minivan, and GL Syncro 3dr Minivan 4WD. For a full list of Vanagon models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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    Used 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview

    The Used 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon is offered in the following submodels: Vanagon Minivan. Available styles include Carat 3dr Minivan, Multi 3dr Minivan, GL Camper 3dr Minivan, GL Syncro 3dr Minivan 4WD, 3dr Minivan, GL 3dr Minivan, and Syncro 3dr Minivan 4WD.

    What do people think of the 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 1991 Vanagon 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 1991 Vanagon.

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