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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon S
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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 PZEV SEL 17 25 $31,323 $33,600
4-Door Wagon SEL 17 25 $31,323 $33,600
4-Door Wagon PZEV SEL w/RSE 17 25 $34,102 $36,600
4-Door Wagon SEL w/RSE 17 25 $34,102 $36,600
4-Door Wagon PZEV SEL Premium 17 25 $35,861 $38,500
4-Door Wagon SEL Premium 17 25 $35,861 $38,500
4-Door Wagon SE *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon SE 20 26 $17,955 $19,055
4-Door Wagon SXT 19 26 $21,081 $22,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,799
$17,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,200
$19,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$318 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line 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 16 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivan 2WD Minivans
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 64.8 67.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.0 63.0
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Leg Room (in) 31.8 - 37.6 33.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 - 39.7 39.9
Third Hip Room (in) 48.7 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 64.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 40.6
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 37.3
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 157.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 61.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 24.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.8 64.0
Wheelbase (in) 121.2 113.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.9 78.6
Track Width, Front (in) 65.0 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 202.5 189.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 68.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 83.0 45.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.2 - 48.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 140.6 - 144.4 146.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 32.7 15.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 48.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System - TBD - NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.5 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.5 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 37.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA TM4
Front Tire Size P225/65R16 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P215/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA TM4
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBB
Rear Tire Size P225/65R16 P215/70R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4355 4146
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 197 @ 5200 150 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SMFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA EDZ
Displacement 3.8L/- TBD - 2.4L/148
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 26
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA DFF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Trans Type 6 4
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Reg WB
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Routan Dodge Caravan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam Normal Duty
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Normal Duty
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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