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Compare 2009 Chrysler Town & Country vs 2009 Volkswagen Routan

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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon LX 17 24 $24,336 $26,340
4-Door Wagon Touring 16 23 $27,311 $29,645
4-Door Wagon Limited 17 25 $33,732 $36,780
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon S 16 23 $23,799 $25,200
4-Door Wagon S w/RSE 16 23 $26,139 $27,700
4-Door Wagon SE 16 23 $27,711 $29,700
4-Door Wagon SE w/RSE 16 23 $30,490 $32,700
4-Door Wagon SEL 17 25 $31,323 $33,600
4-Door Wagon PZEV SEL 17 25 $31,323 $33,600
4-Door Wagon SEL w/RSE 17 25 $34,102 $36,600
4-Door Wagon PZEV SEL w/RSE 17 25 $34,102 $36,600
4-Door Wagon SEL Premium 17 25 $35,861 $38,500
4-Door Wagon PZEV SEL Premium 17 25 $35,861 $38,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,336
$23,799
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,340
$25,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$439 / month
$420 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Families that need spaciousness and practicality should definitely look at the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country, which offers an array of useful storage and entertainment features. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivan 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 57.6 57.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 163.5 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 62.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 64.8 64.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.0 63.0
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Leg Room (in) 37.6 31.8 - 37.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2 - 39.7
Third Hip Room (in) 48.7 48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 64.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 40.6
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 68.9
Liftover Height (in) 24.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.8 64.8
Wheelbase (in) 121.2 121.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.9 76.9
Track Width, Front (in) 65.5 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 202.5 202.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 32.3 32.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 82.7 83.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 48.6 46.2 - 48.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 143.8 140.6 - 144.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.10 11.9 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel - TBD -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.47 12.0 x 0.5
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 20.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.14 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.1 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/65R16 P225/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code TUG NA
Front Tire Size P225/65R16 P225/65R16
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code TUG NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4335 4355
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 160
Engine
Displacement 3.3L/202 3.8L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ - TBD - 197 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 205 @ - TBD - 230 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EGV NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 - TBD -
Trans Order Code DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.43 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Chrysler Town & Country Volkswagen Routan
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam Axle Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
 
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