CC drivers enjoyed sensible style and luxury
History/Description: Bringing Volkswagen’s presence into the world of so-called four-door coupes, the Volkswagen Passat CC packed four doors onto a low-slung, sleek body that wouldn’t look out of place on a sports coupe. Designed for elegance and an upscale, sophisticated look, the Passat CC (renamed CC from the 2012 model year) was an affordable head-turner.
Power came from a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower, or a 3.6L V6 wih 280. The four-cylinder 2.0T model came in front-wheel drive format only, and with manual or automated DSG transmission choices. The V6 could be teamed only with a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. A TDI version of the CC was not available.
Feature content included heated leather seats, a sunroof, navigation, xenon headlights, Bluetooth connectivity and plenty more. Note that many used CC models in the marketplace are four-seaters, though Volkswagen made a five-seat model available via an optional three-person rear bench seat.
Note that the Passat was also available in a more traditional sedan or station wagon model for shoppers requiring something more mainstream.
What Owners Like: CC owners typically rave about a comfortable interior, plenty of creature comforts, a high-dollar feel and a smooth, quiet ride. A sense of pride, expensive looks and styling are also highly rated, and most owners say performance is more than adequate, especially with the V6 engine on board.
What Owners Dislike: Some owners wish for more rear-seat room, better outward visibility and a fully-functional moonroof, as the factory unit only tilts and doesn’t slide. Finally, taller drivers wish for more headroom.
Common Issues: When test driving a Passat CC, a few checks should be considered mandatory. Ensure the air conditioner works as expected, and triple-check all interior electronics, including the windows, motorized seats, sunroof and stereo/navigation system.
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