Volkswagen Routan Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Volkswagen Routan Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 1 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2014 2014 Volkswagen Routan VAN FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2013 2013 Volkswagen Routan VAN FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2012 2012 Volkswagen Routan VAN FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2011 2011 Volkswagen Routan VAN FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2010 2010 Volkswagen Routan w/SAB Not Rated 5 5 5 5 4

Fuel Efficiency

Volkswagen has manufactured models of Routan for 5 years. They average 19.7 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2014 Routan above average at 20 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2014 Routan to be $1,950 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $2,500 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Routan consumes about 16 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Routan emits 456 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 6,840,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 326 trees would offset these emissions. The Routan does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2014 Volkswagen Routan 20 25 17
2013 Volkswagen Routan 20 25 17
2012 Volkswagen Routan 20 25 17
2011 Volkswagen Routan 20 25 17
2010 Volkswagen Routan 18 23 16

MPG breakdown by model options

The Volkswagen Routan has 6 different model options on record with the EPA since 2010. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2014 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.6 L 20 25 17
2013 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.6 L 20 25 17
2012 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.6 L 20 25 17
2011 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.6 L 20 25 17
2010 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 20 25 17
2010 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 18 23 16