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2010 Volkswagen Routan Van - Overview

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$25,900 – $42,500 MSRP

$24,454 – $39,566 Invoice

16 / 23 MPG City/Hwy


2010 Volkswagen Routan Van

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Sharing platforms and powertrains with the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan, the Volkswagen Routan features a unique interior and special suspension tuning for a more "European" driving experience. With the exception of a few minor option changes, it is mostly a carryover for 2010.

  • New exterior colors: Cocoa Bean, Meteor Gray and Tanzanite
  • Deleted exterior colors: Atlantis Blue and Blonde Maple
  • Three-zone climate control is now standard
  • Rear-seat entertainment (RSE) is no longer available (S models)
  • V-Tex seating upholstery, heated front seats, adjustable pedals, and Bluetooth are now standard on SE models
  • Sunroof, Towing Prep, fog lights, remote start and a power-operated third-row seat are now standard on SEL models
  • Clock and temperature displays are now white (instead of blue)
  • Engine block heater is a new option

A modern take on the traditional minivan, the Volkswagen Routan shares a platform with comparable Chrysler minivans but is slightly more sporty-and luxurious-according to Volkswagen. It competes with the Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, and Toyota Sienna, among others. The 2010 model of the Routan is a carryover from the previous year.

The 2010 Volkswagen Routan offers a high level of customization. Four trim levels, and several option packages, are available. The entry-level Routan S trim features 16-inch steel wheels, tri-zone air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, and a 6-speaker sound system. The Routan SE trim steps up to 17-inch alloy wheels, upgrades the upholstery, pedals, sound system, and climate control, and adds more power accessories. The Routan SEL trim includes a navigation system, satellite radio, and power liftgate, all of which are optional on the Routan SE, as well as a towing package, sunroof, leather upholstery, fog lights, and other upgrades. The Routan SEL Premium adds Xenon headlights and rear park assist, and upgrades the sound system and other accessories. A rear-seat entertainment system is optional.

The standard power plant on the 2010 Volkswagen Routan S and SE trims is a 197-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It delivers 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The Routan SEL and SEL Premium trims feature a 253-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine that delivers 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Volkswagen Routan include 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, and side curtain air bags. In government crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Routan 5 (out of 5) stars across the board in front- and side-impact tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave it the highest-possible "Good" ratings in frontal-offset and side-impact tests.

Starting MSRPs for the 2010 Volkswagen Routan ranged from $25,900 to $42,500.

Available Trims for the 2010 Volkswagen Routan Van

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
S (A6) 6 speed automatic $25,900 197-hp / 3.8L 6-cyl 16/23
SE (A6) 6 speed automatic $30,600 197-hp / 3.8L 6-cyl 16/23
SEL (A6) 6 speed automatic $36,600 251-hp / 4.0L 6-cyl 17/25
SEL Premium (A6) 6 speed automatic $42,500 251-hp / 4.0L 6-cyl 17/25

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