2016 Volkswagen CC R-Line

Pros: Impressively upscale feel for the price; engaging driving dynamics; generous list of standard features

Cons: Stiff ride in R-Line models; rear-seat room, especially in center position; acceleration not as smooth as in most rivals

CG Says: The 2016 Volkswagen CC gets a new lower-priced model badged Trend. All CCs get a new infotainment touchscreen and most models get upgraded smartphone connectivity. Forward-collision warning with emergency braking and lane-departure warning are newly available safety features. The CC appeals for its strong and refined turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, impressive ride (R-Line excepted), solid handling, top-notch interior design, and standout looks. Good 4-cylinder fuel economy and pricing that undercuts most premium-midsize rivals are added bonuses. If you’re willing to sacrifice some passenger-hauling versatility for the sake of style, the CC is a compelling choice.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices 2.0T Trend: $31,750
2.0T Sport: $34,475
2.0T R-Line: $34,655
2.0T Executive: $37,820
AWD 3.6 Executive: $44,355

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
200
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31-32

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
280
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

CCSport
2016 Volkswagen CC Sport