Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,844 - $39,390
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
283
Seats
7
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,844 - $39,390
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
283
Seats
7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2011 Volkswagen Routan If...

Although its drivetrain is borrowed from Detroit, the Routan's suspension and steering calibrations are clearly German. If you like a stiffer ride, sharper cornering and a more upscale interior,...

2011 Volkswagen Routan Owner Reviews

4.06
31 Reviews
42% 32% 19% 3% 3%
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Great vehicle besides a major issue of needing a new transmission!

2011 Volkswagen Routan S

My 2011 Volkswagen Routan was good for the first 4 years while it was under warranty. A few months after the warranty was up we brought it in for routine maintenance and we were told that the vehicle needed a new transmission. This came as a huge shock to us because the vehicle has well under 90k miles. The performance has been adequate. As far as reliability, I have felt safe using the vehicle, except for tire pressure. The tire pressure is constantly saying it is low and the dealership said that there isn't anything they can do. It is a fairly smooth riding vehicle. The comfort has adequate as well. There is not anything that is uncomfortable but I wouldn't say it is super comfortable. There are a couple things that I do enjoy about this van that I have not had in my other vans. One of those things is that the windows roll down in the back. I enjoy that feature because the passengers in the back can enjoy the wind on really nice days. The other thing that I enjoy is the storage and the way the back seats lay down. I am a mom and going on long trips the space has been very much appreciated. I enjoy that I can store things under the middle two seats. I enjoy that I can lay down only partial of the back seat and still seat one of my children in the back, while packing in suitcases and all the other things we need for trips. Other than the transmission, which is a really big deal, the vehicle has been great and has met our needs as a family.

- Ann C

A great family minivan with lots of amazing features

2011 Volkswagen Routan SEL Premium

It is a great vehicle. Great fuel mileage and all the bells & whistles. It rides and drives smoothly. It has leather seats. It has GPS. It has a backup camera. It has dual DVD players. The spare tire is somewhat hard to get down and change if needed but not impossible. It has stow and go which is great for traveling. It has heated seats which is great for winter or cold months. It has dual captain chairs, which is great for getting in and out of the vehicle. It also has automatic doors and back lift.

- Katrina G

My minivan is affordable and provides the necessary room for my family of five. I love the sliding doors and folding third row seats.

2011 Volkswagen Routan

I had to replace the battery twice within the first two years of owning it. I like the captain seats in the front and the second row and the fold down third row seating as this provides plenty of room for our family. There is a whistling noise that happens when I'm on the highway and I believe it's from the caliper wearing down my brake pads which I've had to replace twice in this past year.

- Rachael K

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$5,844 - $7,595
$39,390 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
283 hp
283 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L V6 engine
3.6L V6 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.6 in.
40.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.3 in.
36.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 in.
39.2 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
225
225

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
121.2 in.
121.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 ft.
38 ft.

Length

Length
202.5 in.
202.5 in.

Width

Width
76.9 in.
76.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4494 lbs.
4595 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
283 hp
283 hp

Torque

Torque
260 ft. lbs.
260 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
360 lbs.
360 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.5 gal.
20.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 mpg
21 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
25 mpg

Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety