Compare 2012 Volkswagen Routan vs 2012 Honda Odyssey

2012 Volkswagen Routan
2012 Honda Odyssey
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4-Door Wagon S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon S 17 25 $25,912 $27,020
4-Door Wagon SE 17 25 $30,697 $32,010
4-Door Wagon SE w/RSE 17 25 $32,117 $33,490
4-Door Wagon SE w/RSE & Navigation 17 25 $33,077 $34,490
4-Door Wagon SEL w/Navigation 17 25 $36,337 $37,890
4-Door Wagon SEL w/RSE & Navigation 17 25 $38,255 $39,890
4-Door Wagon SEL Premium 17 25 $42,465 $44,280
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5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door LX 18 27 $25,955 $28,375
5-Door EX 18 27 $28,920 $31,625
5-Door EX-L 18 27 $32,021 $35,025
5-Door w/RES EX-L 18 27 $33,480 $36,625
5-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 27 $33,845 $37,025
5-Door Touring 19 28 $37,772 $41,330
5-Door Touring Elite 19 28 $40,047 $43,825
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,912
$25,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,020
$28,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$473 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s 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. The 2012 Honda Odyssey is the priciest of the minivans, but innovative seating and excellent handling set it apart from all the rest.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 63.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.9
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 38.0
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 58.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 60.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
64.8 66.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.0 64.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
163.5 172.5
Third Leg Room (in)
31.8 - 37.6 42.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 - 39.7 39.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 68.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
202.5 202.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 68.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 68.2
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 118.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.9 79.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
140.6 - 144.4 148.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.7 38.4
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 93.1
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 13.1 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 12.6 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 21.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/80TD17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/65R16 P235/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/65R16 P235/65TR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
540 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4494 4337
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6350 248 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 250 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/212
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 1.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 1.60
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 0.76
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.12 2.69
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61
Summary
Body Style
Minivan 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Routan Honda Odyssey
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA .94
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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