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Style trumps function in the CC, resulting in a snug interior, compromised visibility, and difficult cabin access. But the CC is enjoyable to drive, with agile and responsive handling and a taut, composed ride. The 200-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder is strong and returns 26 mpg overall with the six-speed automated manual transmission. The more powerful 280-hp, 3.6-liter V6 and AWD have been discontinued for 2017. The interior is very well-finished, with comfortable seats up front and, in a pinch, rear seating for three. Some features, such as a sunroof and rearview camera, are available only on higher-trim versions. Recent additions include lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.

Road Test

Sleek and stylish, the CC is a "four-door coupe" version of the midsized Passat sedan, but more luxurious and fun to drive. We tested a Sport version, powered by VW's punchy turbocharged four-cylinder engine. With its agile handling and taut...


  • Agility, ride, fit and finish, fuel economy.


  • Visibility, access, tight rear seat.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 12 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 3 year/unlimited
Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (200 hp)


Comfort / Convenience
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