- Body Type: Minivan/Van
- 122,132 miles
- Year: 2010
- Engine Size: 6Cyl
- Tranny: Automatic
- Fuel Type: Gas
The Volkswagen Routan is basically a Chrysler Town & Country with a different interior, a Volkswagen exterior, and revised suspension settings.
Volkswagen dictated significant changes to the dashboard and door panels, including some different materials and a center control panel that doesn’t protrude as much. The top of the dashboard is pure Volkswagen: low gloss, soft to the touch and generally upscale.
Volkswagen opted to make the second-row seats thicker and more comfortable than those in the Town & Country, so the Routan lacks the Stow ‘n Go and the Swivel ‘n Go seating features that make Chrysler minivans unique because the bigger seats won’t fit in the storage bins. The Routan does have the useful underfloor storage areas, however.
The third-row seats fold into the floor, and the second-row seats can be removed to create a flat load floor that is big enough for 4′ x 8’ sheets of plywood. When the third-row seats are up, there is a handy well behind them that’s great for groceries.
Van comes with both sides power sliding doors and power rear liftgate.
We found the Routan offers a smooth ride and the driver enjoys a commanding view of the road. The ride is pleasant enough, ironing out most bumps.
A DVD rear-seat entertainment system features screens in both the second and third rows. Video game systems can be plugged in, and each screen can show something different.
The Routan’s greatest advantage over the Town & Country is the quality of the interior materials. The Routan also takes advantage of most of the T&C’s thoughtful entertainment features.
Being based on the Town & Country brings major upsides. In terms of innovation, Chrysler has led more than it has followed in the minivan segment, and the company’s quarter-century of experience with the genre it invented is apparent in the current generation, which accounts for roughly 40 percent of minivan sales.
Just serviced with new brakes and oil change.
Great set of tires!
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