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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 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
5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD (Natl)
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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 FWD XLE 17 23 $26,365 $29,625
5-Door 7-Pass Van FWD XLE Ltd 17 23 $31,651 $35,565
5-Door 7-Pass Van AWD LE 16 21 $26,220 $29,135
5-Door 7-Pass Van AWD XLE 16 21 $28,820 $32,385
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
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TCC Rating
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7.6
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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. 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
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivan 2WD Minivans
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.5 20
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.40
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 36.8
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/65R16 P215/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4355 4177
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000 245 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.8L/- TBD - 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 197 @ 5200 266 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Routan Toyota Sienna
Body Style 4 Door 5 Door Reg WB
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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