Compare 2009 Volkswagen Routan vs 2008 Toyota Sienna

2009 Volkswagen Routan
2008 Toyota Sienna
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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 7-Pass Van FWD CE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door 7-Pass Van FWD CE 17 23 $21,994 $24,440
5-Door 8-Pass Van FWD CE 17 23 $22,128 $24,590
5-Door 7-Pass Van FWD LE 17 23 $23,367 $25,965
5-Door 8-Pass Van FWD LE 17 23 $23,503 $26,115
5-Door 7-Pass Van AWD LE 16 21 $26,220 $29,135
5-Door 7-Pass Van FWD XLE 17 23 $26,365 $29,625
5-Door 7-Pass Van AWD XLE 16 21 $28,820 $32,385
5-Door 7-Pass Van FWD XLE Ltd 17 23 $31,651 $35,565
5-Door 7-Pass Van AWD XLE Ltd 16 21 $33,609 $37,765
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,799
$21,994
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,200
$24,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$407 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
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 Toyota Sienna minivan does almost everything right for the family, with a roomy, functional interior and great ride comfort, but there’s not a lot of personality.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Minivans
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
64.8 67.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.0 63.8
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Leg Room (in)
31.8 - 37.6 39.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 - 39.7 40.2
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 51.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 64.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 42.9
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 38.1
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 177.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 61.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 39.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 42.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 119.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.9 77.4
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 65.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
202.5 201.0
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 94.5
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 - 144.4 148.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.7 43.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.65 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 11.46 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.40
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T155/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R16 P215/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4355 4177
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - T155/80R17
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
197 @ 5200 266 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 245 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.8L/- TBD - 3.5L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.24
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.52
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door Reg WB
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Routan Toyota Sienna
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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