2012 Volkswagen CC

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2012 Volkswagen CC
2012 Volkswagen CC

Key specs

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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
  • Four-seater
  • V-6 or turbo four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2012 Volkswagen CC review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The CC debuted for the 2009 model year as Volkswagen’s latest model. The CC stands for “comfort coupe,” which is an attempt to define the car’s combination of a coupe-like body style and four doors. With seating for four, the CC comes with either a turbocharged four-cylinder or a V-6 engine, and all-wheel drive is available. Competitors include the Acura TSX and Volvo S60.

New for 2012
An analog clock and dark wood trim have been added to 2.0T Lux Plus, Lux Limited and VR6 Executive trim levels.

Up front, the CC is defined by a pair of flared headlamps that flank a thin, wide grille. 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 panoramic sunroof

The CC has chrome-finished gauges, 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. There’s a center pass-through 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 stereo
  • Optional analog clock
  • Optional dark wood trim
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity and iPod interface

Under the Hood
All CCs are equipped with a sport-tuned suspension and speed-sensitive steering. Mechanical features include:

  • Standard 200-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Optional 280-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 engine with 4Motion all-wheel drive
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Available six-speed dual-clutch (four-cylinder) or six-speed automatic (V-6) transmission

Safety features include:

  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Standard side-impact airbags (front seats)
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard active head restraints for front occupants
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Optional backup camera


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews



I bought a CC for the unique styling and classy look. Being one of the last VW models to still be made in Germany, the difference is very noticeable. People compare this to a Passat but there is really no comparison. Fit and finish and quality is almost to Audi quality. Highly recommend!


Gorgeous Money Pit

I purchased this car at 55,000 miles and it’s been nothing but problems. I’ve had it for only 20,000 miles and during that period the high AND low pressure fuel pumps failed, the water pump failed, and there’s a rear main seal leak. However with all that being said, I still absolutely love this car. It’s gorgeous and drives great (when there’s no problems of course). I would say if you’re looking for a reliable car, steer clear of this thing!! However if you want something cheap that’ll turn heads and don’t mind major repairs twice a year, go for it!


One of the best cars I ever had!

I been on and off with VW brand. I always love the way they have designed and build there cars. It made me fall back in Love with Volkswagen!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
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
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