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2011 Volkswagen Routan 4dr Wgn S

4dr Wgn S

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Price with options: $26,930

MSRP: $26,930

Base Invoice: $25,826

Body Style

Mini-van, Passenger


City: 17 - Hwy: 25

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2012 Volkswagen Routan Pros

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.

2012 Volkswagen Routan Model Highlights

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

Volkswagen aimed to make the Routan more exciting to drive than the typical minivan, giving it a "European-tuned" MacPherson front suspension and twist-beam rear axle suspension with crisp rack-and-pinion steering. When properly optioned, the Routan is capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds.

Inside, the Routan gets a clean, 2-tone appearance to the instrument panel, with materials and gauge faces that match the rest of VW's lineup and crisp white lighting on all gauges and dials. All models come with supportive bucket seats in front, but there are two possible configurations for the second row. The Routan S model has a reclining bench seat in the second row that can be removed when desired, while other models have two second-row captain's chairs. Both configurations feature a 60/40-split third-row bench that folds neatly into the floor to expand cargo space when it's not in use.

No matter what the trim, the Routan comes with standard features and conveniences aimed at busy families and passenger comfort, including a total of 13 cupholders and plenty of storage cubbies throughout for everything from childrens' toys to parents' smartphones.

The S model includes 3-zone air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and locks and a 6-speaker CD sound system. The SE adds a lot more of the luxuries most buyers will want, including heated front seats, power sliding doors and a garage door opener, while the SEL brings a host of desirable features such as a power sunroof, power tailgate, heated front and second-row seats, and rear side-window sunshades as well as a navigation system, 2nd and 3rd-row video screens and integrated iPod input. At the top of the range, a Premium package completely loads the Routan with features, including HID headlamps, fog lamps, remote start, rear parking assist, an optional rear entertainment system, a 506-watt sound system with CD/DVD changer and a 115-volt power outlet. A towing package is standard on SEL and Premium models.

Anti-lock braking, electronic stability control, front active head restraints and a bevy of front and side airbags are standard across the Routan range.

2012 Volkswagen Routan Model News

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.

2012 Volkswagen Routan Value Writeup

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

Brake ABS System - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160
Displacement 3.6L/220
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 283 @ 6350
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4400
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 20
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)  
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)  
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)  
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)  
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)  
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)  
Clutch Size (in)  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.28
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 6
EPA Classification 2WD Minivan
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4494
6-speaker sound system -inc: AM/FM CD/MP3 player, aux-input jack
16" steel wheels -inc: "Thistle" wheel cover
225/65R16 all-season tires
Body colored side moldings & fascias
Chrome bumper grille
Heated body colored pwr mirrors
Manual liftgate w/flood lamp
Manual sliding side doors
Privacy glass
Quad halogen automatic headlamps -inc: auto-off feature
Variable intermittent windshield wipers -inc: rear wiper
12V auxiliary outlet
2nd row captain-style reclining fold-flat removable seats -inc: in floor storage tubs
3-zone manual air conditioning -inc: rear air cond & heater
3rd row folding bench w/foldable headrests
4-way manually adjustable front seats -inc: active head restraints
Cargo nets
Cloth seats & door inserts
Coat hooks
Conversation mirror
Cruise control
Dual glove boxes
Engine immobilizer w/alarm
Floor console w/cupholders
Front & rear floor mats
Front console roof lighting for front passengers
Front passenger footwell lighting
Front row pillow top armrests
Instrument cluster -inc: dual trip odometers, coolant temp gauge, gear indicator
Leather shift knob
Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
Manual tilt steering column
Pwr door locks
Pwr vented rear quarter windows
Pwr windows -inc: 1-touch up/down for front & 2nd row
Rear window timed defogger
Remote keyless entry -inc: rear hatch release, panic button
Single dome lamp for rear passengers
3.6L V6 engine
6-speed automatic transmission w/manual shift mode
Euro-tuned suspension
Front-wheel drive
MacPherson front suspension
Optimized rack & pinion pwr steering
Pwr-assisted front vented & rear solid disc brakes -inc: 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Selectable fuel optimizer mode
Twist beam axle rear suspension
Advanced multistage dual front airbags
Daytime running lights
Driver & passenger safety belts w/pretensioners
Drivers side knee airbag
Electronic stability program -inc: brake-assist
Front/rear side curtain protection airbags
Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
Side thorax seat mounted front airbags
Tire pressure monitoring system -inc: low pressure indicator