• (4.7) 58 reviews
  • Available Prices: $6,205–$15,365
  • 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
2012 Volkswagen CC

Our Take on the Latest Model 2012 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
  • Four-seater
  • V-6 or turbo four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2012 Volkswagen CC Reviews

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.

Exterior
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


Interior
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
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

(4.7)

Average based on 58 reviews

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Great car, fun to drive!

by GK from Douglasville, GA on November 7, 2017

This car has plenty of room but drives like a sports car for sure. Great pickup! The Volkswagen leather is very forgiving, heals itself from pet scratches which is awesome if you have a dog.

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6 Trims Available

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Volkswagen CC Articles

2012 Volkswagen CC Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen CC Lux

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
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

Other

Roof Strength
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 4 recalls for this car.


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Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 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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