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2010 Volkswagen Routan Specifications and Pricing

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2010 Volkswagen Routan Specifications and Pricing

2010 Volkswagen Routan.

Photo © Volkswagen of America

Volkswagen was way ahead of the minivan curve with its iconic Microbus, which evolved into the Vanagon and Eurovan. Last year, in order to get back into the minivan marketplace, VW teamed up with Chrysler to produce a version of the Town & Country/Grand Caravan under the Volkswagen label, the VW Routan. After 14,681 sales in 2009, the Routan returns essentially unchanged for the 2010 model year.

Here are some of the key specifications:

Trim Levels: S; SE; SEL; SEL Premium

Pricing (Base Prices): S: $25,900; SE: $$30,600; SEL: $36,600; SEL Premium: $42,500

Mechanical

Engine: 3.8 liter OHV V6 (S, SE); 4.0 liter OHV V6 (SEL, SEL Premium)

Horsepower: 3.8 liter: 197 @ 5,200 rpm; 4.0 liter: 251 @ 6,000 rpm

Torque (lb-ft): 3.8 liter: 230 @ 4,000 rpm; 4.0 liter: 259 @ 4,100 rpm

Recommended Fuel: 87 octane unleaded

EPA Estimated Fuel Economy (mpg): 3.8 liter V6: 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway; 4.0 liter V6: 17/25

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Driven wheels: Front-wheel drive (FWD)

Suspension: Front: Independent MacPherson strut, coil over gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar with isolated suspension cradle; Rear: Twist-beam axle with coil springs, track bar, gas-charged shock absorbers; self-leveling shock absorbers included with Trailer-tow group

Steering: Power rack-and-pinion

Turning Circle: 39.1'

Brakes: Front: 11.9" vented disc; Rear: 12.0" disc

Wheel size: 16" x 6.5 (S)"; 17" x 6.5 (SE, SEL, SEL Premium)

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase: 121.2"

Overall Length: 202.5"

Overall Width: 76.9"

Overall Height: 68.9"

Ground Clearance: 6.1"

Coefficient of Drag: N/A

Interior Dimensions

Seating Capacity:7

Headroom: Front: 39.8"; Middle: 39.2"; Rear: N/A

Legroom: Front: 40.6:"; Middle: 36.3"; Rear: N/A

Shoulder Room: Front: 63.0"; Middle: 64.7"; Rear: N/A

Hip Room: Front: 57.6"; Middle: 64.8"; Rear: N/A

Passenger Volume (cubic feet): N/A

Cargo Volume (cubic feet): Behind First Row: 144.4; Behind Second Row: N/A; Behind Third Row: 32.7

Weights and Capacities

Curb Weight: 4,335

Payload: 1,200 lbs

GVWR: 5,535 lbs

Towing Capacity: 2,000 lbs (S, SE); 3,500 lbs (SEL, SEL Premium)

Fuel Capacity: 20.5 gallons

Warranty: 3 year/36,000 mile basic; 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain; 3 year/36,000 mile roadside assistance; 3 year/36,000 mile free maintenance

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