2013 Volkswagen CC

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What's New for 2013:
  • Restyled exterior
  • Fresh wheel designs
  • Bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights
  • 5-passenger seating configuration
  • Fortuna Red and Black Oak paint colors

Exterior Features
Volkswagen offers the 2013 CC in 2.0T Sport, 2.0T Sport Plus, 2.0T R-Line, 2.0T Lux, V6 Lux, and VR6 4Motion Executive trim levels. All have bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights. The 2.0T Sport trim is equipped with 17-inch aluminum wheels; other trims receive 18-inch wheels in unique designs. All trims except the 2.0T Sport also receive an Adaptive Front Lighting System with headlights that swivel to see around dark corners, and the 2.0T R-Line trim has a body kit and darkened taillights.

Interior Features
The 2013 VW CC 2.0T Sport is equipped with V-Tex leatherette upholstery, dual-zone humidity-sensing automatic climate control system with a pollen filter, 12-way power front sport seats, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. The standard audio system includes touch-screen control, satellite radio, HD radio, and iPod connectivity.

Optional Features
The 2.0T Sport Plus trim adds a navigation system and a Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) automated manual transmission. The 2.0T R-Line trim has a unique sport steering wheel, while the 2.0T Lux trim gains a power sunroof and ambient interior lighting. Standard on the V6 Lux trim are woodgrain cabin trim, ventilated front seats wrapped in leather, and an upgraded navigation system with a bigger touch screen and a reversing camera. The CC VR6 4Motion Executive trim adds all-wheel drive, massaging driver's seat, premium Dynaudio sound system, power rear sunshade, and front and rear park-assist sensors.

Under the Hood
The 2013 Volkswagen CC 2.0T is equipped with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine creating 200 horsepower between 5,100 and 6,000 rpm, and 207 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,700 and 5,000 rpm. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard only on the 2.0T Sport. All other CC 2.0T trims have Volkswagen's Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) transmission.

The CC V6 Lux and VR6 4Motion Executive trims have a standard 3.6-liter V-6 engine good for 280 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 265 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,750 rpm. Also standard is a 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, and the 4Motion Executive is equipped with all-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Volkswagen CC are:
  • CC 2.0T with manual transmission: 21/32/25 mpg (city/highway./combined)
  • CC 2.0T with DSG: 22/31/25 mpg
  • CC V-6 with Tiptronic automatic transmission: 17/27/21 mpg

The 2013 VW CC is equipped with 6 air bags, traction and stability control, and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist and brake drying. A reversing camera is optional only on V-6 models.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the CC a 4- (out of 5) star rollover-resistance rating, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) designates the 2013 CC a \"Top Safety Pick.\"


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