Knowing it has to compete highly in a market full of sedans, Volkswagen has chosen to market the CC as a four-door coupe rather than a sedan. Other than having four doors the CC really is built to be a coupe wit this low-slung proportions and frameless side windows. The CC offers much more equipment than most of the competition such as the Nissan Maxima and Hyundai Azera along with offering all-wheel drive for owners to take full advantage of the exceptional engineering that is found aboard the CC.
Offering a style and performance that is mostly unmatched across the sedan class the Volkswagen CC is sporty and agile while offering the space for a full back seat to be occupied. By filling the CC up with awesome features to fully enjoy, this large sport coupe/sedan comes very close to some of the most appealing luxury sedans on the market today. For 2015 the CC takes on only the addition of optional 18-inch wheels on the Sport and Executive trims, otherwise it remains unchanged from the 2014 model which already offers so much excitement to fully enjoy.
Driving the CC is an experience in driving that anyone will remember for a very long time. The suspension is firm and highly-engineered to keep the car planted firmly on the blacktop and allowing it to be fully capable of handling any road challenges that are sent its way. Add the lightweight body to the mix and this car seeks out just about every curve, twist and turn that can be found in the area around its home. The final part of making the driving experience so amazing is the highly responsive steering that feels amazing. It doesn’t act as though it is trying to read the driver’s mind, but simply adds to the enjoyment of the drive by responding with speed and ease to every input.
For the CC there are two highly engaging engines to choose from. Unlike many of the other offerings from Volkswagen there is not a diesel engine to be found in this group of power plants. Both of these gasoline powered engines require premium gasoline to perform optimally, but both offer value for the cost of having to put more expensive gas in the tank.
The first engine offered is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine bringing in 200 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine can be mated to either a manual or automatic transmission. This give a fuel efficiency performance of 21 city/32 hwy mpg for the manual and 22 city/31 hwy mpg for the automatic. This engine does not offer the all-wheel drive, which is the only real drawback to this otherwise great performer.
The second engine offered is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that brings in 280 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. With this engine the only transmission is an automatic and when paired up the powertrain comes in with a fuel mileage of 17 city/25 hwy mpg for owners to enjoy. This powertrain does offer the ability to enjoy all-wheel drive giving some amazing control over the vehicle in adverse conditions.
Inside the cabin of the CC sits a bevy of great features and materials for all shoppers to fully enjoy. Metal trim accent pieces, faux or real leathers, and great lines offer a beautiful style that give the CC the feeling it is a very high end luxury model, instead of being a mid-range premium offering from Volkswagen. This interior can be had in a two-tone color scheme to add even more interest to the overall look of the inside of the beautiful vehicle. The rear seat is a little cramped for tall passengers due to the sweeping roof line, a trade off that might be acceptable for those who are not going to have many rear seat passengers who need a great deal of head room.
On the outside the CC offers a look that truly does appear to be luxurious. This amazing car has a long front end that bevels down at the front to give it an even longer look. With a sweeping roofline that is often only found on two-door coupes the CC gives a look that rivals many luxury coupe models from high end luxury manufacturers. To make this car look even sportier, the beltline rises to the rear to offer the feeling of speed and luxury in one. The final touch is a full set of heavily mag-spoked wheels that carry this beauty down the road.
At the base model the CC offers a nice list of standard equipment that includes dual-zone automatic climate control, the Car-Net smartphone communication system, heated front seats, 17-inch allow wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a navigation system, an eight-speaker audio system with an auxiliary port and iPod input and Bluetooth streaming. Add to all this the inclusion of two years/24,000 miles of complimentary maintenance to get the car started on the right foot and this list makes for a very well-equipped vehicle.
The optional features offered for the CC are found when the trim levels are climbed. The R-Line adds larger wheels and performance based features to enjoy, the Executive trim adds a power sunroof, the hands free trunk opening system, a rearview camera, leather upholstery and a larger touch screen control system. At the top end the VR6 4Motion offers the V6 engine, all-wheel drive, the Dynaudio sound system, parking sensors, a power-operated rear sunshade and ventilated front seats.
The Volkswagen CC in all its glory enters the pricing arena at the base model with the manual transmission with a price of $33,360. The automatic transmission model comes in a little higher at $34,460 for owners to enjoy the ride. Heading all the way up to the VR6 Executive model will bring in an asking price beyond $45,000. This pricing structure allows the CC to be a very affordable vehicle and help plenty of young executives show off their success and business sense with this great sedan/coupe.