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2012 Volkswagen Routan Van

Price Range: $27,020 - $44,280 | 17 MPG City - 25 MPG Highway

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2012 Volkswagen Routan Van

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Volkswagen Routan Van

The Routan appeals to minivan buyers who want a little more style and verve in their family hauler. Clean Volkswagen design cues dominate inside and out, and the Routan features a 'European-tuned' suspension that's more handling-oriented than other minivans, and the Routan's powerful V6 brings a certain level of fun to minivan driving.

What's new for 2012?

The 2012 Routan is just about the same as 2011's model. A few standard equipment items got shuffled around--remote keyless entry now requires SEL trim and above. The leather-wrapped steering wheel requires SE trims and better and the SEL Premium includes a rearview camera system and a 115-volt power outlet.

Model Strengths

  • Clean styling
  • passenger-friendly interior
  • fuel economy
  • handling
  • entertainment and convenience options

Model Review

All Routans come with a 3.6L V6 and a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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Engine

Engine Type 3.6L Gas/Ethanol V6
Horsepower 283 @ 6350 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 260 @ 4400 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 20.5 gal
Fuel Economy 17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 512.5 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 16 x - TBD - in.
Tires 225/65R16

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 7 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 37.2 in. / 40.6 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom N/A in. / 36.3 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 121.2 in.
Curb Weight 4494 lb.
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Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard
Rear Air Conditioning Standard

Convenience

Additional Rear Seat Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
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