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2010 Volkswagen Routan Consumer Reviews

3.9
Average based on 20 reviews
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Great Minivan

by from Lexington Park, MD on March 19, 2012

Only owned Hondas before I bought this. Wife and I researched, reviewed and test drove Sienna, Odyssey, T&C, and Caravan. Though similar to others, I thought it's exterior looked nicer. It's interior ...
Only owned Hondas before I bought this. Wife and I researched, reviewed and test drove Sienna, Odyssey, T&C, and Caravan. Though similar to others, I thought it's exterior looked nicer. It's interior is nicer and more comfortable than the T&C and Caravan. Some of the interior controls took some getting used to but the layout is better than some competitors. Purchased a Routan SEL for the engine performance, cargo, and other features. Our day-to-day driving is a mix of highway and city, averaging about 19-21 MPG. The highest has been on a trip to NC from MD, got approx 28. It now has 18k; no trouble so far. We have 2 kids and one on the way. We've used many seating configurations with carseats and passengers. Third-row power seat controls are touch slow and the seats might be canted up at a slight angle, but seem pretty comfortable for an average-sized adult. 2nd-row captain chairs are rather comfortable and very usable for carseats; too bad they don't slide forward or back. We've made use of just about every feature and are extremely please with how well it handles. Passengers have noticed with similar compliments.
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Powerfull and Practical

by from Clermont FL on April 7, 2010

You will be amazing how much roomy this van really is, good power even driving on hills, very confortable and stable on the highway. VW did a good job on the sport suspension compared to a Town and Co...
You will be amazing how much roomy this van really is, good power even driving on hills, very confortable and stable on the highway. VW did a good job on the sport suspension compared to a Town and Country.
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Comfortable Family Hauler

by from Rancho Cordova, CA on March 18, 2012

We've put about 20,000 miles on our Routan in one year having bought it used with low miles and have experienced only one problem-the brakes which tended to shutter/vibrate when applied as if the disc...
We've put about 20,000 miles on our Routan in one year having bought it used with low miles and have experienced only one problem-the brakes which tended to shutter/vibrate when applied as if the discs were warped. However, recently the VW dealer put in redesigned/upgraded brake pads and problem solved. Some reviews will complain about the acceleration with the 3.8L but our experience including several trips to the mountains around Lake Tahoe revealed adequate power( hence 3 stars on performance) to haul our stuff and family of six. Handling felt more secure and nimble than our previous Dodge Caravan. This is a quiet, comfortable, well thought out family van with enough style to stand out from others in the field. the interior has the look and feel of an upscale vehicle, controls are intuitive, plenty of cup holders and storage bins, and the dual DVD screens with wireless headsets are a big plus. Highly recommend the RSE with navigation option. Yes, it is made by Chrysler for VW, however, as the originator of the minivan that is not a negative (just look at the many old and new Chrysler minivans still on the road as a testament to durability and utility).
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Very Impressed

by from Central Alabama on April 2, 2012

Amid mixed reviews I decided to buy another mini-van to use for work (about 30000 miles a year) plus vacation travel and as a utility vehicle. This is a 2010 Routan with 17000 miles and has the 4.0 li...
Amid mixed reviews I decided to buy another mini-van to use for work (about 30000 miles a year) plus vacation travel and as a utility vehicle. This is a 2010 Routan with 17000 miles and has the 4.0 liter engine and plenty of extras. The quiet, smooth ride is outstanding with good gas milage and comfortable seats. After 5000 miles I calculate the milage at 23 mpg in mixed driving (1/2 hwy/1/2 in town). I'm a cruise control user and not aggressive. This is our fourth mini and because of the extras; sunroof, navigation, satellite, all power doors and more it rates at the top of the list but the quietness brings it home. If you are shopping for a minivan do not overlook this one. Even the 2011 pre-owned had attractive pricing.
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Uses car for Work

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Dependable and Stylish!

by from Jonesboro, AR on March 26, 2012

Love this vehicle, has been a super convienient yet stylish ride! Our son loves the rear entertainment system and we get compliments on it all the time! We have had no mechanical issues.
Love this vehicle, has been a super convienient yet stylish ride! Our son loves the rear entertainment system and we get compliments on it all the time! We have had no mechanical issues.
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Uses car for Transporting family

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Smooth riding minivan

by from Jackson, Miss on January 2, 2013

Our Routan is very nice. We have SEL that comes with the bigger engine. MPG is great for the amount of people it carries. Kid love the van so we haul other kids in it often. No problems and VW has bee...
Our Routan is very nice. We have SEL that comes with the bigger engine. MPG is great for the amount of people it carries. Kid love the van so we haul other kids in it often. No problems and VW has been very nice. If you are looking for a minivan this one is recommended
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So far so good..

by from syrcause ny on May 19, 2013

Neat car with plenty of toys. Size is great. We have the Entertainment System and it has been nice and once vacations start...will really be helpful. Its a Van..not all that concerned or surprised it ...
Neat car with plenty of toys. Size is great. We have the Entertainment System and it has been nice and once vacations start...will really be helpful. Its a Van..not all that concerned or surprised it isn't fast, doesn't corner well..etc. I wouldn't have gotten a Van if I needed that. We have the 3.8 V-6..the 4.0 actually gets better mileage. So much with mileage depends on how you drive. Lots of storage space and seating for lots as well.
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Routan is a Chrysler minivan

by from on December 16, 2015

Wanted to reply to the "its' junk, shoulda bought American" review. guess what....Routan IS American. It's just a rebadged Chrysler van. So you did buy American, just paid more. Funny because the V...
Wanted to reply to the "its' junk, shoulda bought American" review. guess what....Routan IS American. It's just a rebadged Chrysler van. So you did buy American, just paid more. Funny because the VW is now cheaper than the Chrysler that its built on. So educate yourself about the transmission and brakes, but save $$ and get the VW if you are thinking Chrysler.
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My 2010 VW Routan SE with RSE

by from Akron, OH on December 13, 2010

I haven't had my VW routan for long, so I do not know how reliable it will be in the long run. However, I love how this van drives and being in NE Ohio - it drives great in the snow with the ESP. My k...
I haven't had my VW routan for long, so I do not know how reliable it will be in the long run. However, I love how this van drives and being in NE Ohio - it drives great in the snow with the ESP. My kids love all the extras and I can say that because of all of the discounts VW was offering at the time we purchased this car we couldn't have afforded a nicer van than the Routan SE model with RSE. With all scheduled maintenance included for the first 3 years. My favorite things about the van are the touch screen stereo/blue tooth, heated seating, and the safe stable solid feeling of the van. The only bad thing about the van is that there is less "elbow" room in the middle row ( especially with car seats or long legs) and its hard to get in, out and around. Trunk and in-floor storage space is great though.
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Love this van!

by from Holiday, FL on June 11, 2010

Only problem: volume control should be on left hand side of steering wheel. Love the satellite radio, DVD system for the kids, etc. Captain's chairs in middle row much better fit than Dodge or Chrysle...
Only problem: volume control should be on left hand side of steering wheel. Love the satellite radio, DVD system for the kids, etc. Captain's chairs in middle row much better fit than Dodge or Chrysler "stow 'n go" models.
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