Used 2012 Volkswagen Routan Van Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2012 Volkswagen Routan Van

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 Pros The Routan's 3.6-liter V6 engine is both powerful and economical.

 Pros The Volkswagen Routan can make it from zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds- not bad for a minivan!

 Pros Cabin storage in the Routan is generous with a total of two glove boxes, an overhead storage console as well as a center stack.

 Pros A total of thirteen cupholders can be found in the Routan SEL.

 Pros The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Volkswagen Routan a \"Good\" rating - its highest possible for its frontal offset and side crash tests.

 Pros The Volkswagen Routan comes with a three year or 36,000-mile free-maintenance plan.

 Cons While the Routan is reported as providing a smooth ride in most reviews, they also report that road handling is lacking when compared to its main competitors.

 Cons Reviews have it that the Routan's interior finish is less impressive than that of its rivals as well as others in the Volkswagen family.

 Cons The second row seats in the Routan come without a detachable center section

 Cons While the Routan's second-row seats can be removed to increase cargo carrying ability, they are unreasonably heavy.

 Cons The Routan's 3.6-liter V6 engine sounds as if it is struggling under severe acceleration.