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2008 Chrysler Town & Country

2009 Volkswagen Routan

  2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4-door Wagon Touring Front Exterior View 2009 Volkswagen Routan S
MSRP
$23,415
$25,200
Invoice $21,589 $23,799
MPG
City/Highway
16/24 16/25
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line If you’re shopping for a practical family hauler, the Chrysler Town & Country needs to be on your “must drive” list if only for the features it offers. Read Full Review The 2009 Volkswagen Routan has the bonuses of Chrysler’s segment-defining minivans with a touch of German flair, but a modern-day VW Bus it’s not. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Family-friendly interior features such as satellite TV
  • Flexible seating/cargo configurations
  • Quiet ride
  • Six-speed automatic with optional V-6 engines
  • Optional LED interior lights

Dislikes:

  • Plasticky interior
  • Flimsy gear selector lever feel
  • Smallish navigation screen

Likes:

  • Exterior styling
  • Optional 4.0-liter V-6
  • Six-speed automatic transmission (V-6 models)
  • Commendable handling
  • Cargo capacity

Dislikes:

  • Base engine crude and thirsty
  • Second-row seats not as cargo-friendly as rivals
  • Some interior plastics not up to VW standards
  • Transmission behavior with base engine
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