2011 Volkswagen Routan
Review, Prices, Comparisons, Pictures
The 2011 Volkswagen Routan has a price range from $27,000 for the base S model up to $44,000 for the SEL top of the line model. The in between models include the SE and the SEL. Gas mileage is higher than the average for a typical minivan with the city mpg being around 17 and highway mpg around 25. With high gas prices likely to continue, this is an important consideration to look for when buying a minivan. All four models feature a 3.6L, 283-hp, V-6 engine as well as a 3 year/36,000 mile no-charge maintanence program. This means that you won't have to drive around looking for somewhere to get your oil changed or tires rotated; bring it to a dealer and it is taken care of. All models also have advanced front and side-curtain airbags as well as electronic stability control with brake assist. This will give you an extra layer of protection on icy or slick roads. For the comfort of everyone in the car, there is manual 3 zone heating and air-conditioner controls as well as power front and second row window controls. All models come with a CD/mp3 compatible stereo and some models offer the option of a premium stereo system as well. The SEL premium comes with memory positioning for the drivers seat as well as the floor pedals so if someone adjusts your seat, it will automatically go back to your preferred settings when you start the car again. There is available leather seat options as well as bluetooth options so that you can talk on your cell phone hands free.
All-in-all, if you are in the market for a minivan it is going to be hard to beat the Volkswagen Routan. With all the standard features as well as the available options, you will be left wanting for nothing and you will enjoy the highest level of safety and performance.