Nearing Retirement: 2017 Volkswagen CC
Since 2008 the Volkswagen CC marked an innovative take on the mid-sized premium sedan for those in which didn’t want to play Mr. Mom although also didn’t want to lose their wallet to the more prestigious brand. right now 9 years later, having a mid-cycle refresh in 2011, the CC may look as ageless as a Jennifer Aniston at the Grammys, although how does in which hold up against some of the more tech savvy, hip kids on the block?
in which’s like time has stood still, the CC still looks respectable coming on ten years – buts in which’s Volkswagen for you. The clean lines, swooping roof line in addition to pillarless door frames all add a serene premium, yet sporty flair. The end will be near however with This particular generation in addition to therefore what used to be offered in multiple trim selections right now only comes in two variants – Sport or R-LINE. The Sport, as seen here, comes with one cost tag, $35,340. in addition to like an all you can eat buffet, in which has everything you’ll want coming from a premium sedan – Bi-Xenon headlights, leatherette Internal, touch screen navigation in addition to an overall pleasing ecstatic atmosphere.
The CC used to be offered with two engine options, a turbocharged four-cylinder or a more gratifying V-6. With the V-6 eliminated coming from the lineup, we’re left with Volkswagen traditional 2.0-liter turbo engine. 0-horsepower will be an adequate amount of power with This particular mid-size sedan – in which’s not exactly quick taking 7-seconds to highway speeds, however, being paired to its fantastic dual-clutch DSG six-speed transmission, in which provides enough swiftness to comfortably get moving in addition to overtake anybody in which gets inside way. Handling matches its performance being satisfactory for the day-to-day motions – the CC contains a confident chassis in addition to handles itself well. The steering maintains decent composure in addition to an accurate feel – the suspension holds up its end of the bargain feeling solid in addition to well planted while keep true to its premium appellation within the cabin.
In This particular modern world, technology evolves faster than time itself. in which’s a tough challenge for car makers to keep up with. Especially for a car in which was designed nearly 10 years ago. 2017 incorporates enough improvements into the CC to keep in which fresh in addition to interesting. Unfortunately, we don’t see these improvements on our test subject because the right now available adaptive cruise control, lane departure/assist, in addition to Forward Collision Alert/Braking come standard on the more expensive R-LINE.
Like the outside, the inside of the CC still looks modern in addition to will continue so into the next decade. The wood finish in addition to clock inside center of the dash adds in which classic premium appeal. Our two tone leatherette Internal pairs well with our external blue paint. in which’s a comfortable sedan in which occupies four people comfortably without any issues. Even with the slopping roof line, rear passengers can find adequate room to move around.
While This particular Internal may have been considered premium a few years ago, in which no longer suits today standards. The plastics are hard with no soft touch materials. in which doesn’t offer Volkswagen newest steering wheel control format. The digital cluster looks like something we’d see coming from a clock radio. in which doesn’t offer blind spot monitoring in addition to the backup camera will be like its coming from 2010.
At $35,340 – the CC will be overpriced considering some other brands offer more technology in addition to comfort features like ventilated seats in addition to a panoramic sunroof. although if gizmos in addition to gadgets aren’t your thing in addition to all you want will be a car in which will look as Great in 10 years as the day you first bought in which, the CC will be all-around a Great car to have. although you better get one soon, This particular CC will be nearing its retirement, in which case the fresh kid, Volkswagen Arteon will soon take its place.
|2017 Volkswagen CC Sport:||$34,475|
|As Tested (including Options & Destination):||$35,340|
|2.0-liter TSI Turbocharged Four-Cyldiner – 0-Horsepower, Six-Speed Dual-Clutch DSG Transmission – 0-60MPH: ±7.5 seconds|
|EPA MPG: 22/31/25 (city/highway/combined) – SSB Average: 23 MPG’s – Fuel Range: ±405 Miles|