2012 Volkswagen Routan Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$27,020-$44,280
$25,912-$42,465
17 /CITY / 25 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- Added safety features available with SEL Premium trim
- Navigation system adds other features to SEL trim

Exterior Features
The 2012 Volkswagen Routan is a minivan that shares a platform with comparable Chrysler minivans, but is slightly more sporty and luxurious, according to Volkswagen. The Routan is offered in four trim levels with several option packages available. The base S trim features 16-inch steel wheels and keyless entry, while the SE trim upgrades to 17-inch alloy wheels. The SEL trim adds a power liftgate, Towing package, sunroof, and fog lights, and the SEL Premium features Xenon headlights, rear parking assist, upgraded blind-spot monitoring system, and a rear cross-path detection system.

Interior Features
Basic interior features on the Volkswagen Routan include vinyl upholstery, air conditioning, cruise control, some power accessories, second-row captain's chairs, and a 6-speaker sound system. The SE trim adds premium vinyl upholstery, automatic climate control, and more power accessories, while the SEL adds leather upholstery, navigation system, and other upgrades. The SEL Premium features an 8-way power passenger seat, 9-speaker audio system, rear-seat entertainment system, and interior wood trim. Cargo capacity is 83 cubic feet behind the second-row seats, which expands to 144.4 cubic feet when those seats are removed.

Optional Features
Many options on the Volkswagen Routan's upper trims are available on lower trims.

Under the Hood
The Volkswagen Routan's standard power plant is a 4.0-liter V-6 engine rated at 283 horsepower, which works with front-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Volkswagen Routan are 17/25/20 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Volkswagen Routan include anti-lock brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, driver knee air bag, and 3-row side curtain air bags. Other features are optional.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Routan received 4 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Routan received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection and roof strength.


What's New for 2012:
- Added safety features available with SEL Premium trim
- Navigation system adds other features to SEL trim

Exterior Features
The 2012 Volkswagen Routan is a minivan that shares a platform with comparable Chrysler minivans, but is slightly more sporty and luxurious, according to Volkswagen. The Routan is offered in four trim levels with several option packages available. The base S trim features 16-inch steel wheels and keyless entry, while the SE trim upgrades to 17-inch alloy wheels. The SEL trim adds a power liftgate, Towing package, sunroof, and fog lights, and the SEL Premium features Xenon headlights, rear parking assist, upgraded blind-spot monitoring system, and a rear cross-path detection system.

Interior Features
Basic interior features on the Volkswagen Routan include vinyl upholstery, air conditioning, cruise control, some power accessories, second-row captain's chairs, and a 6-speaker sound system. The SE trim adds premium vinyl upholstery, automatic climate control, and more power accessories, while the SEL adds leather upholstery, navigation system, and other upgrades. The SEL Premium features an 8-way power passenger seat, 9-speaker audio system, rear-seat entertainment system, and interior wood trim. Cargo capacity is 83 cubic feet behind the second-row seats, which expands to 144.4 cubic feet when those seats are removed.

Optional Features
Many options on the Volkswagen Routan's upper trims are available on lower trims.

Under the Hood
The Volkswagen Routan's standard power plant is a 4.0-liter V-6 engine rated at 283 horsepower, which works with front-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Volkswagen Routan are 17/25/20 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Volkswagen Routan include anti-lock brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, driver knee air bag, and 3-row side curtain air bags. Other features are optional.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Routan received 4 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Routan received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection and roof strength.


Available Trims for the 2012 Volkswagen Routan
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name S (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 27020.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name SE (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 32010.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name SE w/RSE (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 33490.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name SE w/RSE & Navigation (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 34490.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name SEL w/Navigation (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 37890.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name SEL w/RSE & Navigation (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 39890.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name SEL Premium (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 44280.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25

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INTERIOR
  • 4-way manually adjustable front seats -inc: active head restraints
  • 2nd row captain-style reclining fold-flat removable seats -inc: in floor storage tubs
  • 3rd row folding bench w/foldable headrests
  • Cloth seats & door inserts
  • Front row pillow top armrests
  • Floor console w/cupholders
  • Front & rear floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
  • Manual tilt steering column
  • Instrument cluster -inc: dual trip odometers, coolant temp gauge, gear indicator
  • Pwr windows -inc: 1-touch up/down for front & 2nd row
  • Pwr vented rear quarter windows
  • Remote locking pwr door locks
  • Cruise control
  • Engine immobilizer w/alarm
  • 3-zone manual air conditioning -inc: rear air cond & heater
  • Rear window timed defogger
  • Dual glove boxes
  • Conversation mirror
  • 12V auxiliary outlet
  • Front console roof lighting for front passengers
  • Single dome lamp for rear passengers
  • Leather shift knob
  • Coat hooks
  • Cargo nets
  • Front passenger footwell lighting
  • 8-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar
  • Heated front row seats
  • Front row perforated seats
  • Active head restraints on front seats
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
  • High grade floor carpet
  • Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel -inc: electronic vehicle information center controls, steering wheel audio controls
  • Midlevel instrument cluster -inc: trip computer
  • Pwr adjustable floor pedals
  • Universal garage door opening system
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Overhead storage system
  • Driver & front passenger visor illuminated vanity mirrors
  • 2nd & 3rd row sunshades
  • Airline-style LED reading/courtesy lamps for all 3 rows
  • Center console roof mounted ambient nighttime lighting
  • 2nd row heated captain-style reclining fold-flat removable seats -inc: in floor storage tubs
  • 3rd row pwr folding bench w/foldable headrests -inc: tailgating position
  • Vienna leather seating surfaces -inc: leatherette door inserts
  • Highline floor console -inc: adjustable storage, cupholders
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: rear hatch release, panic button, push-button start
  • Remote start
  • 3-zone automatic air conditioning -inc: rear air cond, heater, air filter
  • 8-way pwr driver & passenger seats -inc: driver side memory, adjustable lumbar support
  • Premium instrument cluster -inc: electronic vehicle information center, trip computer
  • Smart key
  • Pwr adjustable floor pedals w/memory
  • Nut burl simulated wood trim
  • 115V pwr outlet
EXTERIOR
  • 16" steel wheels -inc: "Thistle" wheel cover
  • 225/65R16 all-season tires
  • Body colored side moldings & fascias
  • Quad halogen automatic headlamps -inc: auto-off feature
  • Heated body colored pwr mirrors
  • Privacy glass
  • Manual sliding side doors
  • Manual liftgate w/flood lamp
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers -inc: rear wiper
  • 17" "Mervin" alloy wheels
  • 225/65R17 all-season tires
  • Black roof rack w/stowing cross-bars
  • Chrome bumper grille
  • Pwr operated sliding side doors
  • Body color door handles & exterior mirror caps
  • Pwr lift gate w/flood lamp
  • 17" "Rota" alloy wheels
  • Pwr tilt/sliding sunroof
  • Roof console
  • Variable rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers -inc: rear wiper
  • 17" "Soho" alloy wheels
  • Bright finish roof rack
  • HID automatic headlamps -inc: programmable auto on-off feature
  • Front bumper mounted fog lamps
  • Fold-away pwr multifunction heated mirrors -inc: memory, auto-dimming, integrated turn signals, lane change assist
  • Chrome-finished door handles & exterior mirror caps
MECHANICAL
  • 3.6L V6 engine
  • Selectable fuel optimizer mode
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/manual shift mode
  • Front-wheel drive
  • MacPherson front suspension
  • Twist beam axle rear suspension
  • Euro-tuned suspension
  • Optimized rack & pinion pwr steering
  • Pwr-assisted front vented & rear solid disc brakes -inc: 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Towing preparation -inc: automatic load-leveling rear suspension
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic stability program -inc: brake-assist
    • Daytime running lights
    • Advanced multistage dual front airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain protection airbags
    • Side thorax seat mounted front airbags
    • Drivers side knee airbag
    • Driver & passenger safety belts w/pretensioners
    • Tire pressure monitoring system -inc: low pressure indicator
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Rearview camera system
    • Rearview camera system -inc: on-screen display
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Tire pressure monitoring system -inc: individual tire pressure monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 6-speaker sound system -inc: AM/FM CD/MP3 player, aux-input jack
    • 6-speaker sound system -inc: AM/FM 6-disc CD/DVD/MP3 player, aux-input jack
    • UConnect Bluetooth system
    • AM/FM touch screen CD/DVD/MP3 player -inc: hard drive, aux-input jack, SiriusXM satellite radio w/1yr complinentary service
    • 2nd row 9" video screen w/headphones & remote
    • Integrated Garmin DVD-navigation & sound system -inc: AM/FM touch screen CD/DVD/MP3 player, hard drive, aux-input jack, SiriusXM satellite radio, SiriusXM traffic & SiriusXM travel link services w/1yr. complimentary service
    • Premium DVD-navigation sound system -inc: AM/FM touch screen CD/DVD/MP3 player, (6) speakers, hard drive, aux-input jack, SiriusXM satellite radio w/playback & SiriusXM travel link w/ 1yr complinentary service
    • Voice activated play command
    • Integrated iPod interface
    • 2nd & 3rd row 9" video screens -inc: additional DVD player for RSE & headphones & remote
    • Premium DVD-navigation sound system -inc: AM/FM touch screen CD/DVD/MP3 player, (9) speakers, 506W sound system, hard drive, aux-input jack, SiriusXM satellite radio w/playback & SiriusXM travel link w/ 1yr complinentary service

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