2010 Volkswagen Routan

S FWD 4-Dr Minivan V6 auto trans

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2010 Volkswagen Routan
2010 Volkswagen Routan
The Routan has received accommodation for being the most appealing minivan from JD Power and Associates. This minivan is the top of the line from VW and offers seating for up to 7 passengers. This vehicle is in direct competition with models like the Town and Country and the Grand Caravan. Since the Routan is rather new, only being released 2 years ago, it has a lot of catching up to do, but it is off to a strong start. Not offering swivel seating, may take some points away from this VW, but it also allows it to have a smaller body and small gains in the fuel economy department. The sporty look of this minivan may be its main selling point, but it truly offers a lot of options and a very strong package for anybody looking for a full sized family vehicle that can carry 7 passengers.

The higher trim levels of the Routan offer leather seats, navigation systems, rear cameras and many higher end options. The Routan may be new to the minivan game, but they have definitely done their homework.
2010 Volkswagen Routan Front Angle
As the platform twin of the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country, the Volkswagen Routan, is being recalled for the same issue with its wireless ignition module. Models manufactured from October 2009 to June 2010 are subject to the recall.
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There's not much new to report on the VW Routan, a rebadged Chrysler Town & Country that was foisted on Volkswagen of America by a previous executive regime. Volkswagen's U.S. dealers have no choice but to hold their noses and try to sell the darn thing. It's a far, far cry from the modern-day Microbus that we and VW devotees everywhere so dearly wanted. But if you have a great relationship with your VW dealer and you want to keep your business there and you need a decent minivan, have at it, folks. The Volkswagen Routan is not a bad minivan at all; in fact, it's a pretty good one. But it's not much of a Volkswagen.
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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.
1005 03+2010 Volkswagen Routan SE+front Interior
The VW Routan has ample room for all your goods, kids, and what have you, but it's not for dad.
1005 04+2010 Volkswagen Routan SE+interior
The Routan catches a lot of flack from automotive journalists, and justifiably so, given its questionable ethos, but it still has some very solid merits (space, utility, comfort, etc). Those merits just all happen to match those of Chrysler's almost identical minivans, with the added bonus of some slightly better interior trim for front-row occupants.
1005 01+2010 Volkswagen Routan SE+side View
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.
1005 04+2010 Volkswagen Routan SE+interior
As my colleagues have said, the Routan is simply a rebadged Chrysler minivan. Yes, the fundamental van is a reasonably solid choice in the minivan segment, though not quite as fresh as Toyota's Sienna, but it fails to bring anything new to the table. As Evan points out, the VW actually offers customers fewer choices for useable interior configurations than Chrysler does! Perhaps the slight design changes and different badges make this van more palatable in certain markets, but I don't get it. I think we'd all love a cool new minivan from VW that has some sort of connection to the vans and busses in the company's past, but this isn't even close to the mark.
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Volkswagen's changes to the Chrysler's suspension and seats make for a slightly better driving experience, yes. But that doesn't make the Routan a good VW, it makes it a slightly better Chrysler. Every Routan I've driven, just like every Chrysler minivan, is plagued with interior rattles and squeaks. The short gearing plus the wheezing pushrod V-6's low-end torque are no match for the front tires, so wheelspin is a constant issue in the rain or starting out up big hills.
1005 03+2010 Volkswagen Routan SE+front Interior
2010 Volkswagen Routan SE
1005 02+2010 Volkswagen Routan SE+front Three Quarter View

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$11,450

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Suggested Retail Price
$25,900

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2010 Volkswagen Routan Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.8L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
16 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
23 MPG
Horsepower:
197 hp @ 5200rpm
Torque:
230 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front (optional)
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:10
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 ROUTAN VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 2009 THROUGH JUNE 2010. SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE INADVERTENT IGNITION KEY DISPLACEMENT FROM THE RUN TO ACCESSORY POSITION WHILE DRIVING CAUSING THE ENGINE TO SHUT OFF.
Consequences
AN ENGINE SHUTTING OFF SUDDENLY WHILE DRIVING COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIN MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Potential Units Affected
12,612
Notes
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009 Routan vehicles manufactured June 25, 2008, to July 8, 2009, and 2010 Routan vehicles manufactured October 1, 2009, to August 11, 2010. This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
Consequences
If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including, but not limited to, air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch and key FOBs, free of charge. The recall began on June 23, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 28H1. Note: This recall supersedes recalls 11V151 and 14V396. Vehicles that previously received an ignition switch trim ring as a recall remedy must have their vehicles remedied again under this campaign. Vehicles that have already received a new ignition switch are not covered by this campaign.
Potential Units Affected
20,676
Notes
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.


IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good

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