2010 Volkswagen Routan SE

I agree with Rusty -- Stow 'n Go is the way to go, especially if you have a fairly active family and regularly need to drop seats to haul cargo. That said, you'll have to look elsewhere than the Routan to find it. Neither of Chrysler's innovative seating configurations make their way into the Volkswagen, so those not in the mood for a bench or fixed bucket seats in the second row are forced to shop a Mopar dealer.

Actually, that may not be such a bad idea right now. Chrysler's putting together some pretty interest model packages these days, giving minivan buyers some outstanding content at reasonable prices. If you're seriously shopping a Routan and can live without the unique snout or the included maintenance program, you're likely to snag a better deal on a nearly identical vehicle from a local Mopar dealer.

Evan McCausland, Web Producer

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