2012 VW Routan and VW EOS Overview – VW Southtowne Utah

The two most under-appreciated Volkswagen Models would have to be the VW Routan and the VW EOS. Both vehicles are spectacular and have incredible features and benefits. Lets see an overview on both and what they have to offer to get you a bit more familiar with these two VW Models.

2012 VW Routan
The Rouan is Volkswagen’s entry in the Mini-van market. It is full of great features and benefits and of course comes with VW’s incredible maintenance program that gives you…


3.6L V6 engine: In the driver’s seat of the Routan, you’re at the helm of a powerful machine. It features a 3.6L V6 engine with 283 hp and 260 lbs/ft of torque. And that means carpool duty just got a lot more fun.

6-speed automatic transmission: The Routan has a novel placement for its gearshift. It also includes a 6-speed automatic transmission that gives you super smooth shifting. You might even call it effortless. It also optimizes your fuel economy, saving you money where you need it most—at the gas station.

Optimized suspension: You’ve probably heard terms like “Euro-tuned suspension” and never given them much thought. Or maybe that’s precisely why you’re checking out the Routan. Whatever your motivation, you’re in for a treat. Because the Routan may look like a minivan with all that space inside, but it handles like a Volkswagen.

Optimized steering system: Thanks to the optimized steering system, the Routan handles more precisely and feels more responsive while driving. And all that adds up to the Routan being the only minivan that drives like a Volkswagen.

The 2012 VW Routan was named a Top Safety Pick with IIHS. Here is why…

7 airbags: In addition to dual front and Side Curtain Protection® airbags1, the Routan also comes with dual thorax side and driver’s knee protection airbags. You may not know where your thorax even is, but the Routan does. And it’s got the airbags that can help protect you in the event of a collision.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC): You know when you have to swerve around something unexpectedly? Well, ESC helps prevent oversteer or understeer during an evasive maneuver by applying corrective forces to each of the wheels. And that helps you engage in proper counter-steering, thereby working with your VW to correct the problem. As for the thing that made you swerve, here’s to that happening only once in a blue moon.

ABS: ABS actually serves two purposes when it comes to safety. Not only does it help keep the brakes from locking up during hard breaking, it also helps you retain control over the steering in the event of a potential collision. So you can still maneuver the car as you attempt to avoid whatever is standing in your way.

Crash-optimized front end: Integrated right into the front structure of your Routan are impact-absorbing elements that help minimize the amount of energy that reaches you.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): You have enough to think about without having to remember to check your tires. The Routan is equipped with TPMS to help monitor inflated tire pressure and inform you of any loss in pressure. It may sound simple, but it can help you avoid a collision due to a flat tire or slow leak.


Bluetooth® technology: Enjoy the convenience of hands-free phone calls using Bluetooth² with voice command dialing and integrated phonebook access.

AUX-in for portable audio players: Remember the days of using a cassette adapter for your MP3 player to play it through your stereo? Neither do we. Thanks to the AUX-in on your Routan, you can connect your iPod®1 or other portable music player directly to your audio system stereo. No more clicks or hisses from the cassette, just beautiful music. Okay, maybe we do remember.

Dual screen rear seat entertainment: Let the games begin. Or the movies. Or one movie and one video game. With the available dual screen DVD rear seat entertainment system, not only are there two screens to watch, but they can also each play something different. And you can give separate headphones to each child to keep the volume down and the entertainment up.

Touchscreen navigation: Thanks to the available touchscreen navigation system with a limited trial subscription to Sirius Travel Link,™ you’ll always be able to find your way to wherever you’re going and back home again. Just in case you want to get lost in the music, or the world, for a little while.

Wi-Fi™ router: Just to show that Volkswagen really has thought of everything, the available Wi-Fi router lets passengers connect their laptops, game devices, or smartphones to the Internet so they can surf, game, or chat—wirelessly.

Other Features

Vienna leather seating surfaces: It might seem like Vienna leather seating surfaces don’t belong in a minivan, but that’s the thing. They’re perfect. There’s nothing more comfortable than leather. And even more importantly, they’re super easy to clean. Spills, cereal, sticky fingers—no problem.

Heated seats: Thanks to the available heated front seats and second-row captain seats, you and your passengers can keep warm on cold nights or chilly mornings. The three different settings will help you easily find your comfort zone.

Rearview camera: Once you arrive at your destination, the available rearview camera gives you a real-time view of what’s behind you to help avoid accidentally bumping into another car when you park.

3-zone automatic climate control: You’d think that regulating temperature would be simple. But sometimes you’re too cold and your passengers are too warm. Or vice versa. Which is precisely why there’s 3-zone automatic climate control available on the Routan. Because comfort is personal. So we let you personalize your comfort in almost every way.

Dual power sliding doors with power windows: The Routan knows you’ll be carrying lots of people and stuff, so the available dual power sliding doors with power windows make getting in and out a snap. Even the windows are in on the action with available built-in window shades and driver-controlled rear vent windows that help keep everyone comfortable.

Cargo capacity: Let’s be real. People need minivans. Because minivans accommodate a life full of strollers, groceries, and sports gear. Not to mention kids. Which is why the Routan—with room for seven, up to 144 cubic feet of storage space,² and third-row fold-flat seats—is such a smart purchase.

 Now for the VW EOS. 

2012 VW EOS

The 2012 VW EOS is a unique vehicle in the VW Model line-up. A Hardtop sorty coupe that is absolutely fun to drive. Take a look at the features and benefoits that come along with this great vehicle.


2.0L TSI® engine: The award-winning 2.0L TSI® engine is tuned to have a broad, flat torque curve with a nice, wide power band. If you’re not sure what that means, step on the gas when the light turns green. That’ll tell you all you need to know.

FSI® Direct Injection Technology: The engine in the Eos comes with FSI® that precisely directs atomized fuel into the combustion chamber of each cylinder. What does that all mean? Well, it significantly increases the efficiency of the engine compared to conventional injection engines. And that equals lower emissions and more power. It also gives you a few more victory laps around the city before you stop for gas.

6-speed DSG® transmission with Tiptronic®: Since the Eos comes standard with a turbocharged engine, we thought you’d appreciate the option of a six-speed DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic® as well. That means you can push the gearshift into Tiptronic mode and enjoy the imperceptibly fast gear changes as you shift gears yourself. Or you can kick it into Sport mode and enjoy enhanced acceleration at a simple pump of the gas pedal. There’s nothing like having a little power to go with your performance.²

Electromechanical steering system: The electromechanical steering system is one of the main reasons that Volkswagen cars have earned the reputation for sporty, dynamic steering. Compared to the more conventional hydraulic system, electromechanical steering is much more consistent and environmentally conscious because it doesn’t produce any waste or require any fluids that need to be replaced. It also helps reduce fuel consumption², by only drawing energy from the engine during turning, meaning it essentially turns off while driving in a straight line. Sometimes the details make all the difference.


4-corner independent suspension: Some suspensions are linked, which means when your left wheel reacts to a pothole, your right wheel makes a similar motion. The 4-corner independent suspension, all those little inconsistencies in the road will have less of an impact on you, your passengers, and the way your Eos handles. That’s engineering that focuses on the road, so you can focus on enjoying the drive.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC): You know when you have to swerve around something unexpectedly? Well, ESC helps prevent oversteer or understeer during an evasive maneuver by applying corrective forces to each of the wheels. And that helps you engage in proper counter-steering, thereby working with your VW to correct the problem. As for the thing that made you swerve, here’s to that happening only once in a blue moon.

Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS): After the airbags have been deployed in a collision, the Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) automatically unlocks all doors, turns off power to the fuel pump and turns on the hazard lights.¹ That’s why we call it intelligent. Because it’s looking out for you when you need it most.

Crash-optimized front end: Integrated right into the front structure of your Eos are impact-absorbing elements that allow for compression during a collision. That means the energy from the impact is absorbed by the car, which helps minimize the amount of energy that reaches you.

Airbag Protection System: Every Eos comes with four airbags standing guard, including mounted side airbags that help serve as head and thorax protection for both driver and passenger. And that’s on top of the rollover protection system.

Automatic Rollover Support System: Underneath the head restraints in the back seat are two hidden steel beams. They’re pneumatically deployed as soon as a rollover situation is detected. Just like airbags, they deploy lightning fast and are designed to help minimize the risk of injury in the event of a rollover.


Bluetooth® Technology: Not only does Bluetooth³ let you answer the phone wirelessly, it also lets you make calls wirelessly using the voice command feature. Once your Bluetooth-compatible phone is synched with your Eos, it automatically uploads your phonebook. All you do is push a button, say a name, and Bluetooth does the rest for you.

Touchscreen navigation: Just in case you forget where you’re going, we gave you the option of two navigation systems to help guide you to your destination. Plus, the top-of-the-line navigation system comes with a three-month trial subscription to Sirius Traffic™, 30GB of storage, and CD- and DVD-playing capabilities just in case you want to stop and relax along the way.

Sirius® Satellite Radio and Traffic: Your Eos comes with a 3-month trial to Sirius® Satellite Radio with commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, and entertainment. Plus, the optional top-of-the-line navigation system comes with a 3-month trial of Sirius Traffic™ which helps you pick the best route to your destination by guiding you around collisions, construction, and other traffic-related incidents.

600-watt Dynaudio® sound system: Thanks to the available 600-watt Dynaudio® sound system with 10 premium speakers and DSP® processing technology, road noise will practically disappear as you spend mile after mile listening to music on the premium touchscreen sound system.

Premium VIII touchscreen stereo with HD radio: On the touchscreen stereo you’ve got an in-dash six-CD changer, AM/FM radio with crystal-clear HD radio technology, and SD card reader, all playing tunes through eight premium speakers. Did we mention that the CD changer can also play MP3 and WMA CDs with hundreds of songs on a single disc? Plus, all of that music, entertainment, and more can be easily navigated using the intuitive touchscreen interface right in the dash of your Eos.


Heated front seats: Because we know you’ll spend a lot of time in your Eos, its seats are all about comfort. Not only do they have three degrees of warmth for you to enjoy, they’re also bolstered for extra cushioning around corners. Plus the driver’s seat has the option of eight-way adjustability, including lumbar support, to make sure that your drive is a comfortable one, no matter how long it may be.

Leather seating surfaces: One touch of the available supple Vienna leather seating surfaces and you’ll never go back. Rich European leather on those gorgeous bucket seats. Some things were just meant to be.

Self-dimming rearview mirror: When turned on, the available self-dimming mirror helps detect bright lights behind your Eos and dims to aid visibility. Cooler yet, the mirror can detect when you put your car into reverse and lightens up to help you see what’s behind you. It sounds simple, but when you’re driving it makes all the difference.

Multi-function steering wheel: Go ahead, grip the multi-function steering wheel. Doesn’t that feel nice? This steering wheel comes with integrated controls for easy access to the entertainment system and your Bluetooth®² connection. It’s your connection to the road, your car, and so much more.

Climatronic® dual-zone climate control: You’d think that regulating temperature would be simple. But sometimes you’re too cold and your passenger’s too warm. Or vice versa. Which is precisely why we give you the option of dual climate control. Because comfort is personal. So we let you personalize your comfort in almost every way.

Bi-Xenon™¹ Headlights with LED daytime running lights: Brighter than halogen or regular filament bulbs, the optional Bi-Xenon™³ headlights provide light by creating an arc of electricity inside a bulb filled with xenon gas. It’s so effective that both the low and the high beams can use the same bulb. The Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) comes standard with the Bi-Xenon headlights and actually turns the headlight up to 15 degrees around corners, helping you to effectively see into the future.

Power folding hardtop convertible with sunroof: It’s all about the convertible. The automatic folding hardtop complete with sunroof and heated rear glass window. The one that disappears into the trunk in just 25 seconds. That magical tractor beam of design and engineering that makes you turn your head every time you see one drive by. Just think, if you were driving an Eos, you’d have 360 degrees of visibility to spot all the other Eos drivers. And then quietly nod and smile.

Hot wax flooding: Before we put the sheet metal on your Eos, we put it through a treatment that we pioneered called hot wax flooding to fill any tiny spaces and remove moisture in the hardest to reach areas. The result of that process helps make the frame so watertight that we’re able to offer a 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation.¹ We call that one of the best warranties in the business. You’ll probably call it peace of mind.

Rear LED lights: The rear markers, brake lights and turn signal lights are all illuminated using light-emitting diodes. LEDs illuminate almost instantly, use less energy, and last significantly longer than standard light bulbs.

As you can see both the VW EOS and the VW Routan have plenty to offer. Take a look at the links below for New and Used VW EOS and Routan Models in stock at VW Southtowne.

Click the link for New VW EOS Inventory

Click the Link for New VW Routan Inventory

Click the link for Used VW Routan Inventory

Contact our Internet Sales Managers at VW Southtowne to get more info on the new Routan or EOS or to schedule a test drive in either of these great vehicles.

VW Southtowne
11000 S. Frontage Rd
South Jordan, UT 84095
(801) 285-0334

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