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  • (4.5) 22 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $5,724–$13,536
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 21-26
  • Engine: 200-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2011 Volkswagen CC

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Volkswagen CC

What We Don't Like

  • 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

  • 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

2011 Volkswagen CC Reviews

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

(4.5)

Average based on 22 reviews

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Nice car

by kl from Centerville on November 10, 2017

It was a great extra vehicle for us. It looks nice, has plenty of room for four adults to ride comfortably.

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6 Trims Available

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Our 2011 Volkswagen CC trim comparison will help you decide.
 

Volkswagen CC Articles

2011 Volkswagen CC Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen CC Lux

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen CC Lux

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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