Users' questions

Is a Volkswagen Routan the same as Dodge Caravan?

Is a Volkswagen Routan the same as Dodge Caravan?

The answer is yes. Volkswagen is, for one. The new Volkswagen Routan minivan is, in fact, a rebadged Chrysler Town and Country/Dodge Grand Caravan, sharing the Chrysler vans’ platform, engines, transmissions and suspension architecture, not to mention their Windsor, Ontario, assembly line.

What is the difference between caravan and caravan CV?

Because the 2007 Grand Caravan was slightly longer than the Caravan, it had 168.4 cubic feet of passenger room, while the Caravan had just 155.7 cubes of passenger room. The Grand Caravan C/V could haul 167.9 cubic feet of cargo, while the Caravan C/V could tote 142.3 cubic feet.

Is the Routan reliable?

The Volkswagen Routan Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 8 for minivans. The average annual repair cost is $745 which means it has average ownership costs.

When did they stop making the Routan?

Production of the Routan was halted in 2012 due to high inventory levels, and Volkswagen announced the 2013 model year would be primarily reserved for rental car companies and other fleets, with limited availability to the public at dealer showrooms. This also held true for the 2014 model year Routan.

Is Grand Caravan bigger than caravan?

Because the Grand Caravan has a longer body and wheelbase, the interior is also slightly bigger than what the regular Caravan can provide. While the Caravan offers 4,408 litres of passenger room, the Grand Caravan has 4,777 litres of space. In terms of cargo capacity, the Grand Caravan beats the Caravan at that, too.

What does American Value Package mean?

The American Value Package comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, keyless ignition/entry, cruise control, dual-zone manual climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a sliding and reclining second-row seat and a six-speaker sound system with a compact 4.3 …

Is Roatan a Chrysler?

The Volkswagen Routan is a seven-seat minivan and rebadged variant of the Chrysler RT platform, with revised styling, content features, and suspension tuning from the fifth-generation Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country. …

Does the VW Routan have a Chrysler engine?

Engine. The Routan is available with the Chrysler 3.8 L V6 producing 197 hp (147 kW) and 230 lb⋅ft (312 N⋅m), and the 4.0 L V6 producing 251 hp (187 kW) and 259 lb⋅ft (351 N⋅m)—with either engine mated to Chrysler’s 62TE six-speed automatic transaxle with manual shift capability (See Ultradrive#62TE).