Compare 2009 Volkswagen Routan vs 2008 Honda Odyssey

2009 Volkswagen Routan
2008 Honda Odyssey
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4-Door Wagon S
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
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5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door LX 16 23 $23,442 $25,860
5-Door EX 16 23 $26,244 $28,960
5-Door EX-L 17 25 $29,181 $32,210
5-Door w/RES EX-L 17 25 $30,626 $33,810
5-Door w/RES & Navi EX-L 17 25 $32,434 $35,810
5-Door Touring 17 25 $36,229 $40,010
5-Door w/PAX Touring 17 25 $36,771 $40,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,799
$23,442
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,200
$25,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$431 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
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. The 2008 Honda Odyssey melds everyday practicality with fun-to-drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 61.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
64.8 64.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.0 63.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Leg Room (in)
31.8 - 37.6 41.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 - 39.7 40.0
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 48.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 63.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 38.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 57.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 171.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 68.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 66.8
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 118.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.9 77.1
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 66.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
202.5 202.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.0 91.1
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 - 144.4 147.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.7 38.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
- TBD - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.5 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 21.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.44
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R16 P235/6T5R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R16 P235/65TR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4355 4385
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/- TBD - 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
197 @ 5200 244 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 240 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Routan Honda Odyssey
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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