The Routan is a decent minivan, with lots of room for you, your whole crew, and all your belongings. As a rebadged Chrysler, it has most of the attributes of that marque's minivans, which isn't a bad thing. Unfortunately, it doesn't have very many of the attributes of VW - the interior finishes aren't as polished, the engine is not as refined, and it simply doesn't feel as solid as a German-engineered vehicle does. Plus, the days of VW and minivans being synonymous (think Microbus) are gone. These days, people looking for a minivan probably don't even consider visiting a VW dealer.
Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor