Compare 2008 Toyota Sienna vs 2009 Volkswagen Routan

2008 Toyota Sienna
2009 Volkswagen Routan
Add Vehicle
Select style
5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD 17 23 $21,994 $24,440
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van LE AWD 16 21 $26,220 $29,135
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van LE FWD 17 23 $23,367 $25,965
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van XLE AWD 16 21 $28,820 $32,385
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van XLE FWD 17 23 $26,365 $29,625
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van XLE Ltd AWD 16 21 $33,609 $37,765
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van XLE Ltd FWD 17 23 $31,651 $35,565
Sienna 5-Door 8-Pass Van CE FWD 17 23 $22,128 $24,590
Sienna 5-Door 8-Pass Van LE FWD 17 23 $23,503 $26,115
Select style
4-Door Wgn S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Routan 4-Door Wgn S 16 23 $23,799 $25,200
Routan 4-Door Wgn S w/RSE 16 23 $26,139 $27,700
Routan 4-Door Wgn SE 16 23 $27,711 $29,700
Routan 4-Door Wgn SE w/RSE 16 23 $30,490 $32,700
Routan 4-Door Wgn SEL 17 25 $31,323 $33,600
Routan 4-Door Wgn SEL PZEV 17 25 $31,323 $33,600
Routan 4-Door Wgn SEL Premium 17 25 $35,861 $38,500
Routan 4-Door Wgn SEL Premium PZEV 17 25 $35,861 $38,500
Routan 4-Door Wgn SEL w/RSE 17 25 $34,102 $36,600
Routan 4-Door Wgn SEL w/RSE PZEV 17 25 $34,102 $36,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,994
$23,799
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,440
$25,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$407 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivans 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
39.5 31.8 - 37.6
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 39.2 - 39.7
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
51.8 48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.9 64.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
58.4 57.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 62.0
Second Leg Room (in)
39.6 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
42.0 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
177.4 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
67.5 64.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 63.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.4 76.9
Track Width, Front (in)
65.6 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
201.0 202.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 68.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 64.8
Wheelbase (in)
119.3 121.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
94.5 83.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 46.2 - 48.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
148.9 140.6 - 144.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
43.6 32.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel - TBD -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.46 x - TBD - 12.0 x 0.5
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)
11.65 x - TBD - 11.9 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 20.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.40 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/65R16
Spare Tire Size
T155/80D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4177 4355
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
T155/80R17 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
245 @ 4700 230 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.8L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
266 @ 6200 197 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.24 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Reg WB 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota Sienna Volkswagen Routan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue