The 2011 Volkswagen Routan ranked the 8-th position out of 8 minivans. This rank is based on the analysis of published reviews and test drives and on the reliability and safety data.
The Volkswagen Routan is a decent minivan considering its trim packages optional accessories and the level of comfort it provides to it's occupants, though according to the surveys consumers say that it's a bit pricey and outclassed in comparison with its competitors from Honda and Toyota. The Routan belongs to those vehicles that are sourced from one company and are sold by another one. The Routan is based on the Chrysler minivans the Chrysler Town & Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan. Routan differentiates itself from the other minivans offering a more upscale interior.
A greater advantage of the Routan is a 3.6-liter V6 engine. A lot of reviewers say that Routan drives better that other minivans though it still lags the Honda Odyssey, which they call the best-driving van in the class. One feature that was outlined almost by all reviewers are the more comfortable seats that Chrysler vans have.
The Routan is a solid choice, as almost every other van in the class. The Routan received excellent results in all crash tests conducted by the IIHS. The anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control and side-curtain airbags are included into the standard package.