|Premium midsize car; Built in Germany|
|Good condition price range: $6,700 – $31,400*|
2009 Volkswagen CC Front
2009 Volkswagen CC Rear
2009 Volkswagen CC Interior
2009 Volkswagen CC Profile
Volkswagen’s CC appeals for its strong and refined turbocharged four-cylinder engine, impressive ride and handling, top-notch interior design, and standout styling. Good four-cylinder fuel economy is an added bonus. If you’re willing to sacrifice five-passenger capacity and pay a price premium over traditional Passat models for the sake of style, check out the Best Buy CC. Otherwise, its Passat sibling may better suit your needs. If you prefer a VR6 model and live in the snowbelt, the 4Motion edition would be a sensible choice. Four-cylinder CCs have been holding their value a bit better than V6 models, and may therefore be comparatively higher-priced as used cars.
For 2009, Volkswagen introduced a new premium midsize sedan that shared its basic design with the German automaker’s Passat. Unlike that traditional-styled sibling, the four-door CC had a sleeker, coupe-like roofline and seated four occupants instead of the usual five. CC sedans came in four trim levels: Sport, Luxury, VR6 Sport, and VR6 4Motion. Two engines were available. Standard on Sport and Luxury models was a 200-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. In Sport versions, that engine teamed with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Luxury CCs were automatic-only. Powering VR6 Sport and VR6 4Motion versions was a 280-horsepower 3.6-liter V6, paired solely with a six-speed automatic. Volkswagen’s automatic transmission could be manually operated using the floor shifter in four-cylinder models, or via steering-wheel paddles in V6 versions.
Four-cylinder models and the VR6 Sport came only with front-wheel drive; the VR6 4Motion sedan had all-wheel drive. Standard safety features included antilock brakes, traction control, an antiskid system, curtain side airbags, and front side airbags. Rear side airbags were optional. Leather upholstery, a power pop-up-only sunroof, and front and rear obstacle detection were standard on all models except the four-cylinder Sport. An optional Technology Package, available for all except that four-cylinder Sport, included a navigation system with a rearview camera. Rivals included the Nissan Maxima, Pontiac G8, and Volvo S60, along with the Cadillac CTS.
Little changed for the 2010 model year, other than the substitution of a six-speed automated-manual transmission-VW’s Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG)-for the previous conventional automatic. DSG was an option for the four-cylinder Sport model, but standard on the four-cylinder Luxury sedan. Bluetooth hands-free phone capability now was standard in all models. Leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a sunroof were standard on all models except the four-cylinder Sport.
The 2011 Volkswagen CC got a revised feature and model lineup. CC was available in Sport, Lux, and AWD Executive 4Motion trim levels. The latter two replaced the Luxury, VR6 Sport, and VR6 4Motion trims.
The model lineup for the 2012 Volkswagen CC added three trim levels: sporty R-Line, and luxury-oriented Lux Plus and Lux Limited. There were few other changes aside from a freshened interior.
The 2013 Volkswagen CC received updated exterior styling with new front and rear fascias. Interior tweaks included a reworked rear seat which now allowed for three rear passengers rather than the previous two. New features included standard bi-xenon headlamps and a driver-seat massage function for the top-line VR6 4Motion Executive model. Finally, there were new Sport Plus and VR6 Lux trim levels.
The 2014 Volkswagen CC gained a new 2.0T Executive trim level. Sport and R-Line models now came with a rearview camera, and the top-line VR6 Executive model now included keyless access, push-button start, new 18-inch alloy wheels, and a motion-activated trunk opener. Volkswagen’s Car-Net communications system/smart phone app was newly available too.