With its seductive lines, the Volkswagen CC is the premium sedan for those who don't care about a premium badge. Actually, VW prefers to call it a four-door coupe, thanks to frameless glass and a dramatic roofline more reminiscent of something you'd find on a two-door model. No matter what it's called, the CC has since its 2008 introduction proven an admirable competitor to models from upscale makes that cost thousands more.
Available with a 2-liter turbo or 3.6-liter V6 with all-wheel drive, the CC shares more with the European-market Passat than the larger version we receive here. And it shows in a beautifully finished interior and confident performance that reminds drivers more of an Audi. Looking at it another way, you could view the CC as a half-price Mercedes-Benz CLS550.