I have to chime in with my 02.... After 3 Volvos we got the Routan due to some fatal flaws with the 10 year old XC90 offering. The Routan is functional and thats about it when compared to the Volvos, IMHO. The materials are lesser quality, the body fit and finish is meh, at best. I am not upset that it is a chrysler, I am not impressed though either.
It is no worse than the three Jeeps that we owned and we have friends that own the VW dealer so we got an outstanding deal.
The Routan will be around as long as it needs to, as soon as the middle little is out of car seats it will go, mind you that'll be 7 or so years. The new XC90 will debut in 2014, that will place us perfectly for a 1-2 year old (2017-18) CPO XC
I am happy with the safety ratings!