2010 Volkswagen CC

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Key Specs

of the 2010 Volkswagen CC. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    21-26 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    200-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Sporty styling
  • Luxury interior
  • Impressive engines
  • State-of-the-art navigation option
  • Good optional stereo

The Bad

  • Easy to bump head getting in and out
  • Premium gas preferred
  • Plastic console between rear seats
  • Key-fob ignition is awkward
  • Price creeps into luxury zone

Notable Features of the 2010 Volkswagen CC

  • Coupe styling with four doors
  • Based on Passat sedan
  • Four-seater
  • V-6 or turbo four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2010 Volkswagen CC Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
The CC debuted for 2009 as Volkswagen's latest luxury car. The CC stands for "comfort coupe," which is an attempt to define the vehicle's combination of a coupe-like body style and four doors. While the Passat and CC share a similar platform, the CC wears different sheet metal.

Unlike the Passat, which is only available with a four-cylinder engine, the CC comes with either a turbocharged four-cylinder or a V-6. All-wheel drive is also available. The CC is available in several trim levels: 2.0T Sport, Luxury, VR6 Sport and VR6 4Motion.


New for 2010
Turbocharged four-cylinder models now come with Volkswagen's Direct Shift Gearbox, a six-speed dual-clutch transmission with automatic manual shift operation that VW says changes gears faster than other transmissions.

Exterior
The Passat CC features recent VW design elements also found on the Tiguan and Routan. Up front, the CC is defined by a pair of flared headlamps that flank a thin, wide grille. Unlike the Passat, the CC does not have chrome grille surrounds.

The side profile arches upward along a well-defined center crease line, similar to the Mercedes C-Class.
  • Blacked-out B-pillar helps achieve coupe look
  • Rear spoiler
  • Optional large panoramic sunroof


Interior
To differentiate the Passat sedan from the CC, there are new chrome-finished gauges, new door trim and radio/navigation buttons on the steering wheel. There are bucket-style seats in back, bringing total seating capacity to four.

The CC's pas...
Vehicle Overview
The CC debuted for 2009 as Volkswagen's latest luxury car. The CC stands for "comfort coupe," which is an attempt to define the vehicle's combination of a coupe-like body style and four doors. While the Passat and CC share a similar platform, the CC wears different sheet metal.

Unlike the Passat, which is only available with a four-cylinder engine, the CC comes with either a turbocharged four-cylinder or a V-6. All-wheel drive is also available. The CC is available in several trim levels: 2.0T Sport, Luxury, VR6 Sport and VR6 4Motion.


New for 2010
Turbocharged four-cylinder models now come with Volkswagen's Direct Shift Gearbox, a six-speed dual-clutch transmission with automatic manual shift operation that VW says changes gears faster than other transmissions.

Exterior
The Passat CC features recent VW design elements also found on the Tiguan and Routan. Up front, the CC is defined by a pair of flared headlamps that flank a thin, wide grille. Unlike the Passat, the CC does not have chrome grille surrounds.

The side profile arches upward along a well-defined center crease line, similar to the Mercedes C-Class.
  • Blacked-out B-pillar helps achieve coupe look
  • Rear spoiler
  • Optional large panoramic sunroof


Interior
To differentiate the Passat sedan from the CC, there are new chrome-finished gauges, new door trim and radio/navigation buttons on the steering wheel. There are bucket-style seats in back, bringing total seating capacity to four.

The CC's passenger volume is identical to the Passat's, though the highly stylized design reduces cargo capacity. There's a center pass-through door between the two rear seats, and the seats can also fold down.
  • Simulated leather upholstery standard
  • Optional leather upholstery
  • Metal or wood trim
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional touch-screen audio system
  • Optional iPod interface


Under the Hood
The CC has a widened track and lowered ride height compared to the Passat. All CCs are equipped with a sport-tuned suspension and speed-sensitive steering.
  • Standard 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder
  • Optional 280-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Standard six-speed manual
  • Optional six-speed automatic with manual-shift controls on V-6
  • Optional six-speed dual-clutch transmission with the four-cylinder


Safety
Safety features include:
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Optional rear-seat side-impact airbags
  • Standard active head restraints for front passengers
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Optional backup camera



Latest 2010 CC Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Best car I?ve owned. Fun, fast, and Comfy

by VW Guy on July 24, 2018

This is a great car. It?s fast and fun with luxury comforts. The bucket seats are amazing as it fits 4 big people with ease , comfort , and style. Read full review

(5.0)

Overall the best car I've owned!

by DCHOOVER1 from Hacienda Heights, CA on June 12, 2018

VW has always been generous with added extras and this one is no exception. The performance from that 2.0 LTR Turbo engine is amazing and it gets great gas mileage! The best I got was 37 hwy. Plus it ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 Volkswagen CC currently has 4 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2010 Volkswagen CC Sport

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The CC received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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