|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2015 Volkswagen CC
|Sport 2.0T||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||6.5 sec||15.1 sec @ 94 mph||21/32/26 mpg||Car and Driver|
|V6 Executive 4Motion||3.6L V6||AWD||6A||6.3 sec||14.7 sec @ 95.6 mph||17/25/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2014 Volkswagen CC
|R-Line 2.0T||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||6.7 sec||15.1 sec @ 93.2 mph||22/31/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2013 Volkswagen CC
|Lux 2.0T||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||6.5 sec||15.0 sec @ 94 mph||22/31/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sport 2.0T||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||6.5 sec||15.2 sec @ 95 mph||21/32/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sport 2.0T||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||6.4 sec||14.9 sec @ 94.6 mph||22/31/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2010 Volkswagen CC
|R-Line 2.0T||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||6.4 sec||15.0 sec @ 94 mph||22/31/29 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sport 2.0T||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||6.8 sec||15.3 sec @ 92.1 mph||21/31/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2009 Volkswagen CC
|Luxury 2.0T||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.0 sec||15.3 sec @ 92 mph||19/29/25 mpg||Car and Driver|
|VR6 4Motion V6||3.6L V6||AWD||6A||6.2 sec||14.8 sec @ 97 mph||17/25/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|VR6 4Motion V6||3.6L V6||AWD||6A||6.6 sec||14.9 sec @ 95.9 mph||17/25/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|VR6 4Motion V6||3.6L V6||AWD||6A||6.1 sec||14.6 sec @ 98 mph||17/25/24 mpg||Motor Week|
About Volkswagen CC
The VW CC has proven that premium quality does not necessarily mean high cost. This car is equipped with many attractive features such as a rear view camera and a modern navigation system and yet its price is still very reasonable.
Other cars from other car manufacturers equipped with the same types of modern systems are priced higher. But the VW CC does not stop there. Aside from these remarkable add-ons, this car also manages to offer its buyers a no-charge scheduled maintenance, and dual-zone climate control.
If you really want a fully equipped modern car, without the attendant high cost, you need to consider investing your money for a new VW CC.
A Bit of VW CC’s History
The VW CC was originally known as the Volkswagen Passat CC when its first generation was being manufactured. It is a four-door sedan fastback of the Volkswagen Passat which debuted in January 2008 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The suffix CC, according to its manufacturer means Comfort Coupe. This car is between the size of the Phaeton and the Passat. However, although sharing its wheelbase, this car model is 36 mm wider, 50 mm lower, and 27 mm longer than the Passat. Thus, it is more like the executive oriented Phaeton.
The essential specifications of the VW CC that you ought to know are the following:
Engine – 2.0 liter, 200 horsepower, 121 cu. in. displacement and 9.60:1 compression ratio.
- Cylinder configuration – I-4
- Drive type – front wheel
- Horsepower – 200 hp. at 5,100 RPM
- Torque – 207 lb.-ft. at 1,700 RPM
- Number of valves – 16
- Recommended fuel – premium unleaded
- Transmission – 6 speed automatic with auto-shift
- Suspension – front suspension – strut type; rear suspension – multi-link type
Although it has some athletic abilities, the most notable capability of the VW CC is its refined road holding. With the CC’s base engine, the car feels lighter and handles every movement with ease. It has better dynamic responses than VW’s top of the line VR6 4 Motion models.
While in spirited driving, the CC’s four cylinders develop plenty of low and mid-range torque, while experiencing only a slight delay in turbo boost a little off idle. Its narrow angle six-cylinder counterpart seems to have more power, but takes a little more time to develop steam.
The handling of the CC is somewhat between a mid-sized family four-door, and a real German sports sedan. But it really strikes a good balance between poise and comfort, similar to how the VW Golf does.
VW CC’s steering can feel too light at times during ordinary city driving. However, it has enough weight on the center to give it a relaxed behavior on the highway.
Most drivers who have test driven several VW CCs prefer the turbocharged four cylinder variant. This car is equipped with the standard 2.0 liter engine that offers decent fuel efficiency in its three versions.
For the manual transmission variant, the EPA rating is 21 miles per gallon in the city, and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. The DSG automatic on the other hand rates at 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
The DSG with the dual-clutch transmission, if equipped with the 2.0 liter engine becomes very efficient and responsive in real street driving. It doesn’t consume as much gas as other cars with automatic transmissions.
The VW CC has a spacious trunk and very supportive three-across rear seats that makes it a very functional car to drive. Its fashion-forward character makes the CC the best for those who are usually driving alone or for people who need to carry a child or two at the back.
The rear seating configuration makes the back seat comfortable, although headroom space is a bit tight. In addition, the curved roofline results in a small door opening.
The interior trim pieces are of high quality making the car look like it is a luxury vehicle that offers a very comfortable and controlled ride. When its doors are closed, the window is shut tight effectively minimizing outside noise. Thanks to its frameless door system.
The safety features of the VW CC are up to par with its nearest rivals. It has the standard side and side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. Optional items are rear side bags.
The car received four out of five stars in the government’s rollover test. It also does well in IIHS’s several crash tests.
Overall, you can depend on the VW CC to deliver what it promises, with comfort and safety as you drive to your destinations. If you are looking for a luxurious looking car with good specs minus the high cost, this is the car for you.
For more information about VW CC, visit the official VW website.
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