Wider, longer and lower than the VW Passat, the CC not only has style and comfort, it also has a touch of sports car in its DNA. The hood is long and low and the driver has complete visual control over the road. The 2013 was refreshed vigorously with frameless windows, a distinct front fascia, and large wheels that fill the openings. The CC looks “hot” from any angle.
The best place to be is behind the steering wheel where drivers can utilize the controls that help drivers keep their eyes on the road. There are two trim levels to choose from – 2.0T and the VR6 Luxury. My test vehicle was the 2.0T, which was thrilling.
The 2.0T develops 200 horsepower at 5100 rpm from a four cylinder engine and 207 foot pounds of torque at 1700 rpm. The Turbo is a perfect fit for the four cylinder engine. Backed by only a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, fuel mileage readings average 22 city MPG and 32 freeway depending on driving styles.
Due to the new styling three adults can fit in the back seat making the Volkswagen CC a five passenger vehicle, plus luggage, golf clubs, groceries, etc. Up front feels like an aviation cockpit, but is not difficult to operate, and Blue Tooth hooked up quickly. The instrumentation was easy to read and operate without running to the owner’s manual.
The Volkswagen CC is a driver’s car, so it’s easy for owners to drive across country thanks to the adjustable seats, and having them heated is a plus. The CC loves the mountain roads and drivers will be smiling once they get out from behind the leather wrapped steering wheel.
Pricing starts at $30,250 (MSRP). Go to www.vw.com to custom build a CC and see how much fun that is or click it to a local Volkswagen dealer as they can order the car for owners without having to leave their recliner.