2011 Volkswagen CC

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$28,200

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2011 Volkswagen CC
2011 Volkswagen CC

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

6 trims

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Notable features

  • 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

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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 comes in several trim levels: 2.0T Sport, Luxury, VR6 Sport and VR6 4Motion.

New for 2011
Voice-controlled Bluetooth and VW’s multimedia interface with an iPod cable are now standard on all models. Side airbags for the rear seats are no longer offered as an option. VW has reduced the number of individual options and created three new trim levels — the Lux, Lux Plus and Lux Limited — and if you want a V-6 CC, your only choice is the VR6 4Motion all-wheel-drive model; front-wheel drive is no longer offered with the V-6. The Sirius Satellite Radio free trial subscription has been reduced to three months from six.

Exterior

The 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.

Exterior features include:

  • Blacked-out B-pillar helps achieve coupe look
  • Rear spoiler
  • Optional large panoramic sunroof

Interior

To differentiate the Passat sedan from the CC, it has chrome-finished gauges and unique door trim and radio/navigation buttons on the steering wheel. Front buckets and bucket-style seats in back give the CC seating capacity for 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.

Interior features include:

  • Simulated leather upholstery standard
  • Optional leather upholstery
  • Metal or wood trim
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional touch-screen audio system
  • Standard Bluetooth and iPod interface

Under the Hood

The CC has a wider track and lower ride height compared with the Passat. All CCs are equipped with a sport-tuned suspension and speed-sensitive steering. Mechanical features include:

  • Standard 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder
  • Optional 280-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 engine with 4Motion all-wheel drive
  • 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 (front seats)
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard active head restraints for front passengers
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Optional backup camera

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews

1.7

Money Pit

The insurance is expensive. The car is a mechanical money pit. $600 for a vaccum pump (including 1.5 hours of labor).I would purchase another VW new or used.

2.4

Never never never again!

I will never own another Volkswagen again… Back in the 80s I own several older Volkswagen bugs, and somehow I thought the lines and interior design of this car were beautiful… What I didn’t realize is what a horrible car it is!! Every time I needed anything done it cost $700-$1500 for the simplest of repairs, and that wasn’t using the dealer, but using a different ASE certified service center! VW’s are terrible. Never never never again!

5.0

Excellent car to own, fast, and full of surprises.

Its luxury & sporty, its very reliable, easy to fix if anything goes bad (which is rare), it looks gorgeous and out performs your expectations.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
MY 2015-MY 2017 vehicles/75,000 miles; MY 2018- MY 2019 vehicles/72,000 miles; MY 2020 and newer vehicles/75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Vehicles purchased on or after 1/5/21: MY 2017 & older, 2 yrs/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2018-19, 1 yr/12,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2020 & newer, 2 years/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty
Dealer certification required
100-plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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