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2012 Volkswagen Routan

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

  2012 Volkswagen Routan 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
MSRP
$27,020
$20,995
Invoice $25,912 $20,810
MPG
City/Highway
17/25 17/25
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The Volkswagen Routan isn't very different from the Chrysler minivans--and that means top safety performance and features, with a little less than best-in-class flexibility. Read Full Review With its worst penalty-box trim neatly excised, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is a high-functioning box on wheels. Read Full Review
Likes &
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Likes:

  • Roomy, airy cabin
  • Improved powertrain
  • Better interior
  • Top-drawer safety gear

Dislikes:

  • No all-wheel drive
  • No fold-away second-row seats
  • A little more expensive than Chrysler's vans

Likes:

  • Responsive, refined V-6
  • The best storage solutions on wheels
  • Excellent second- and third-row seating
  • More electronic gadgets than any minivan
  • Top safety scores

Dislikes:

  • Base cloth upholstery is chintzy
  • Ride gets bouncy
  • Handling is unremarkable
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