2009 Volkswagen CC Test drive and new car review 2009 Volkswagen Passat CC — Volkswagen CC

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Volkswagen CC

If at first you don’t succeed.

calls the all-new 2009 CC a luxury car without the German price tag. At first the CC certainly seems to deliver on promise — it offers the four-door coupe profile of a CLS for less than half the But is the CC more than just a face? Read on. $27,480 $41,980 as tested, EPA fuel estimates 17-21 MPG city, MPG highway.

First Glance: You beast

Most car fans Volkswagen’s first attempt at a car, the ill-fated (ill-phaeted?) The Phaeton was a truly brilliant Fast, comfortable, and technically One could make a convincing that it was equal (if not superior) to the BMW and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Unfortunately, just couldn’t get their around the idea of paying to $100,000 for a Volkswagen. The Phaeton poorly, and I understand you can pick up a one for a song. (Something I would consider, by the way.)


The CC is Volkswagen’s second attempt at a car. It employs the sleek, four door coupe pioneered by the Mercedes-Benz CLS. the … skin, the CC is basically a Pricing is much more than the Phaeton; the CC starts out at and tops out at $43,255, a price people seem to be willing to pay for a as proven by the success of the Touareg And the CC really is a beautiful car — I it’s even better than the Mercedes CLS, and the of familiar Volkswagen styling enhances the CC’s beauty.

sells the CC in four models: Luxury, VR6 Sport and VR6 4Motion. All get power-adjustable front seats goes to photo), alloy electronic stability control, and a CD changer, and all but the Sport get a huge sunroof, dual-zone climate rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming view mirror and leather

In the Driver’s Seat: Mayday!

The driver’s view is similar to the but the driving position isn’t as good

I loved the CC from the but once inside, things to go awry. The CC shares its dash the Passat, which means handsome, but not terribly unique. I the two-tone interior ; solid is also available. But I thought the position was rather odd — I had to drop the steering wheel so low it blocked the gauges or crank up the so high that my head the roof. (I’m only so I don’t require much

Volkswagen CC

I expected problems with the back seat, and I wasn’t The low roofline limits headroom and it difficult to get in without clonking noggin, and the fact that the seat is carved out for just two limits the car’s usability further. The trunk stows 13 cubic feet — 3/4ths the trunk volume of the Volkswagen Jetta .

One bright is the CC’s new touch-screen navigation The dial-operated nav found in other VWs is question the worst in the biz, but the new system fixes all of the old one’s It’s easy to program, to calculate, and has a crisp, clear, and display. plus it includes an backup camera. I can’t until this system its way into other VW models. But as as the nav system is, it’s about the high-end feature you’ll in the CC. Keyless ignition? Nope. cruise control? Uh-uh. At it has LED taillights, right? Wrong. Oh, and the sunroof I mentioned earlier? It up, but doesn’t slide open. How is that?

On the Road: Not-so-good vibrations

the CC is based so closely on the Passat, aren’t any surprises in the mechanical CC Sport and Luxury models are by Volkswagen’s 200 horsepower two-liter and direct-fuel-injected engine, which I is one of the greatest four-cylinder engines on the The Sport is the only CC offered a manual transmission; all other CCs get a Tiptronic automatic. I drove the VR6 which has a 280 hp 3.6 liter V6 that a convincing imitation of a rocket I took the CC on a road trip, so of my drive was at freeway speeds, the V6 returned fuel economy in the in town I averaged in the high My CC had front-wheel-drive, but VW also offers the all-wheel-drive system for a reasonable above the VR6 Sport’s price.

Since the CC is a Volkswagen, the handling is much beyond reproach; crisp and responsive, if a bit businesslike. But the was firmer than I expected, and cabin seemed to resonate on types of sectional highways a low-frequency vibration that my backside and pounded my eardrums. It was to what I’ve experienced driving at high speeds the sunroof or a single rear open — except the CC did it all the windows and the sunroof closed. never encountered anything like it, and I don’t know if a characteristic of the CC or just a strange unique to my test car, but it did make for a lot of unpleasant hours on the

Journey’s End: Strike two

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