The sleek contours of a 2-door coupe with the seating capacity of a 4-door sedan has become quite the rage in the mid-size market. Pioneered by Mercedes and adopted across the board, the CC epitomizes the ethos with its low lines and elegant shape thanks to a recent facelift that has elevated it to one of the prettiest vehicles in the mid-size family car class.
This elegant exterior has come at a price on the interior. The lowered profile of the rear roofline/rear window has reduced rear headroom slightly, and the addition of a third rear seat (the new seat replaces the old central bin) has made the rear a snugger environment. It’s hard to see five full-grown adults sharing the CC in complete comfort for anything but a sort trip, but a family with two or three kids of anything up to teenage would be well served by the CC.Read more »
The Lux is the top of the CC range that utilizes the 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine. Because the 2.0-liter unit is about 220lbs lighter than the 3.6-liter VR6 and the Lux retains the 6-speed automatic transmission DSG double-clutch system (the VR6 runs through the standard 6-speed transmission) its 0-60mph time and overall performance remain about the same. The 2.0-liter engine also offers far better fuel consumption (22/31mpg vs. 17/27mpg). This makes the Lux a very tempting proposition. Carrying over the Sport plus’ equipment, the Lux adds on 18” St. Louis alloy wheels, ambient interior cabin lighting, power tinted-glass sunroof with tilt, and brushed aluminum trim for the center console, dashboard and doors.
The base model CC Sport is nicely equipped with such niceties as pollen filtering automatic dual-zone climate control, 12-way power seats with heating, rain-sensing wipers, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights (that illuminate in ‘CC’ shaping), bi-xenon high-intensity headlights with low-speed corner-illuminating feature, leatherette seats, Bluetooth technology and iPod connectivity, although it should be noted that the range does not feature any USB ports for non i-devices. The Sport also features 17” alloys, an 8-speaker audio system and VW’s 5-inch touchscreen LCD that has a pretty poor resolution. On the plus side the 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine is superb, delivering 200 hp and taking a mere 6.2 seconds to go from 0-60mph. The Sport also has a 22/31mpg EPA rating and is the only model to offer a manual transmission option as well as the 6-speed DSG double-clutch system that gives faster, more responsive gear changes.
The Sport Plus model’s trim lineup is essentially identical to the standard Sport with the simple addition of 18” Mallory alloy wheels and VW’s RNS 315 navigation system. Critics have noted that the VW sat-nav system is comparatively slow (low processing power being the culprit) and the 5-inch touchscreen’s resolution is poor at best. The wheels certainly look nice, but the CC is already a good looker so it’s questionable as to how much of an improvement they actually contribute. It’s also questionable as to whether these two rather mediocre changes justify the additional $2,200 in price from the CC Sport model to Sport Plus.
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2013 Volkswagen CC$28,981 | 7,582 mi
2012 Volkswagen CC$19,998 | 43,712 mi
2012 Volkswagen CC$21,888 | 30,344 mi
2012 Volkswagen CC$23,888 | 11,335 mi
2012 Volkswagen CC$25,492 | 18,405 mi
2011 Volkswagen CC$17,998 | 64,862 mi
2011 Volkswagen CC$18,998 | 32,648 mi
2011 Volkswagen CC$19,907 | 37,310 mi
2011 Volkswagen CC$20,888 | 31,042 mi
2011 Volkswagen CC$22,891 | 48,402 mi
2011 Volkswagen CC$23,998 | 28,410 mi
2010 Volkswagen CC$16,995 | 48,917 mi
2010 Volkswagen CC$17,998 | 53,911 mi
2010 Volkswagen CC$17,998 | 33,932 mi
2010 VOLKSWAGEN CC$18,000 | 71,290 mi
2010 Volkswagen CC$18,998 | 46,224 mi
2010 Volkswagen CC$20,491 | 30,185 mi
2010 Volkswagen CC$20,998 | 36,068 mi
2010 Volkswagen CC$20,998 | 48,416 mi
2010 Volkswagen CC$22,598 | 50,230 mi
2010 Volkswagen CC$22,599 | 29,579 mi
2010 Volkswagen CC$24,888 | 40,024 mi
2009 VOLKSWAGEN CC$17,500 | 61,558 mi
2009 Volkswagen CC$17,599 | 38,690 mi
2009 Volkswagen CC$17,995 | 31,740 mi
2009 Volkswagen CC$19,998 | 41,714 mi
2009 Volkswagen CC$19,998 | 49,465 mi
2008 Volkswagen CC$15,342 | 60,039 mi