Compare 2010 Volkswagen Routan vs 2008 Dodge Caravan

2010 Volkswagen Routan
2008 Dodge Caravan
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4-Door Wagon S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon S 16 23 $24,454 $25,900
4-Door Wagon SE 16 23 $28,545 $30,600
4-Door Wagon SE w/RSE 16 23 $30,397 $32,600
4-Door Wagon SE w/RSE & Navigation 16 23 $31,323 $33,600
4-Door Wagon CARB SEL w/Navigation 17 25 $34,102 $36,600
4-Door Wagon SEL w/Navigation 17 25 $34,102 $36,600
4-Door Wagon CARB SEL w/RSE & Navigation 17 25 $35,954 $38,600
4-Door Wagon SEL w/RSE & Navigation 17 25 $35,964 $38,600
4-Door Wagon CARB SEL Premium 17 25 $39,566 $42,500
4-Door Wagon SEL Premium 17 25 $39,566 $42,500
2008 Dodge Caravan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,454
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,900
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 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
City
16 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 - 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6
Passenger Capacity
7
Third Head Room (in)
37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
64.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD -
Third Leg Room (in)
31.8 - 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1
Length, Overall (in)
202.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8
Wheelbase (in)
121.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.2 - 48.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
140.6 - 144.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
- TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4355
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
197 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6
Fuel System
SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
3.8L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Trans Type
6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Routan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4

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