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Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

By Jennifer Newman on June 11, 2015


UPDATED JUNE 11, 2015: Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list. More Car Seat Checks In the more than five… Read More

Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

By Jennifer Newman on June 11, 2015

UPDATED JUNE 11, 2015: Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list. More Car Seat Checks In the more than five… Read More

Recall Alert: 2009-2010 Volkswagen Routan

By Jennifer Geiger on April 17, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 20,600 model-year 2009 Routan minivans manufactured from June 25, 2008, to June 10, 2009, and model-year 2010 Routans manufactured from Oct. 1, 2009, to Aug. 11, 2010. The Problem: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,… Read More

Recall Alert: 2009 Volkswagen Routan

By Matt Schmitz on August 8, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 19,000 model-year 2009 Volkswagen Routan minivans The Problem: Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the Run position, turning off the engine. If the key inadvertently moves into… Read More

Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

By Jennifer Newman on October 15, 2013

UPDATE 10/15/2013: Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list. For a list of 2014 and 2015 models that fit… Read More

Volkswagen Routan Still Hangs by a Thread

By Kelsey Mays on December 12, 2012

Volkswagen's Routan minivan — yes, the one originally touted by actress Brooke Shields — is on life support. Production of the Chrysler Town & Country-based minivan, which is assembled through a joint partnership between the two automakers since mid-2008, has… Read More

Recall Alert: 2012 Volkswagen Routan

By Jennifer Geiger on April 11, 2012

Volkswagen is recalling a small number of model-year 2012 versions of the Routan minivan due to problems with rear hub bearing assemblies, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Only 15 vehicles are affected by the recall; they were… Read More

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2012 Volkswagen Routan

By Jennifer Newman on February 17, 2012

There’s no denying that the 2012 Volkswagen Routan screams mom-mobile, but this minivan comes with some serious perks, says Cars.com Family contributor BreAnn Ahara. The upscale Routan is loaded with so many storage spaces that BreAnn and her husband lost… Read More

Chrysler, Dodge, VW Minivans Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick

By Colin Bird on November 1, 2011

Chrysler’s pair of near-identical minivans — the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan — as well as the Chrysler-built but Volkswagen-branded 2012 Routan have been named Top Safety Picks in the minivan category by the Insurance Institute… Read More

2011 Volkswagen Routan: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on November 1, 2011

This Car Seat Check was originally published in March 2011 on MotherProof.com. Volkswagen entered the minivan market in 2008 with the Routan. If it looks familiar, that's because it's related to the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan.… Read More

Cars.com's Ultimate Minivan Shootout

By David Thomas on May 23, 2011

A team of five experts — all parents themselves — and a family of five tested six all-new or significantly redesigned minivans in our latest Shootout. They put the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest,… Read More