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
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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
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 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.2 - 48.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
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 - -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R16 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P225/65R16 -
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4355 -
Wheels
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 - -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 -
Fuel System
SMFI -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
3.8L/- TBD - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
197 @ 5200 -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 -
Transmission
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 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door -
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Routan -
Suspension
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 - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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