2015 Volkswagen CC Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$32,995-$43,575
$31,642-$41,789
21 /CITY / 30 /HWY
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Predicted Reliability

What's New for 2015:

  • New 18-in. wheel designs for 2.0T Sport and 2.0T Executive versions
  • Carefree Maintenance service plan reduced to 1 year or 10,000 miles

Introduction
The 2015 Volkswagen CC is a 4-door sedan with a swept, coupe-style roofline. It is based on the previous-generation Passat platform and shares its interior design themes with that model. Competitors include the Buick Regal, Ford Fusion, Kia Optima, Mazda 6, and Nissan Maxima.

Models and Features
When buying a Volkswagen CC, the first decision shoppers need to make relates to the vehicle's powertrain, choosing between a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine or a V-6 engine paired with the automaker's 4Motion all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. The turbocharged 2.0T model series is available in Sport, Executive, and R-Line trim levels, while the V6 4Motion version of the car is equipped with standard Executive trim.

The R-Line model is based on the CC 2.0T Sport, adding unique wheels, sport-tuned suspension, and revised exterior styling details. Choose the 2.0T Executive to swap the CC's standard leatherette upholstery for genuine leather, and to obtain a hands-free opening trunk, power sunroof, premium infotainment system with navigation, and keyless access with push-button engine starting.

To this, the V6 Executive 4Motion model is equipped with a more powerful V-6 engine, 4Motion AWD, front and rear park-assist sensors, premium sound system, and front seats featuring active ventilation and a massage function for the driver.

Under the Hood
The CC 2.0T is equipped with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine generating 200 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard for the Sport and R-Line trim levels, with a 6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) automated manual transmission optional. The DSG is standard for the 2.0T Executive model.

A 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine is included in the CC V6 4Motion model, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and AWD.

Fuel Economy
With the standard manual gearbox, the CC 2.0T returns 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Choose the optional DSG and those numbers are 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway. The CC V6 4Motion is rated to get 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Safety and Technology
Standard adaptive headlights help the CC's driver to see around corners after dark, and every version of the car comes with a reversing camera and Volkswagen's Car-Net services technology, which is free for an initial trial period but requires a paid subscription thereafter.

Car-Net supplies automatic crash-response service, which automatically speeds rescuers to the scene of the accident whenever the CC's air bags deploy. The system also makes it easy to quickly summon help with the touch of a button, and parents with teenaged drivers in the household will appreciate speed and boundary text-message alerts via Car-Net's Family Guardian service. You can even use Car-Net to remember where you last parked the vehicle.

If front and rear park-assist sensors, ventilated front seats with an active massage feature, or a 600-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers are desired, buyers will need to get the CC V6 Executive 4Motion model.

What's New for 2015:

  • New 18-in. wheel designs for 2.0T Sport and 2.0T Executive versions
  • Carefree Maintenance service plan reduced to 1 year or 10,000 miles

Introduction
The 2015 Volkswagen CC is a 4-door sedan with a swept, coupe-style roofline. It is based on the previous-generation Passat platform and shares its interior design themes with that model. Competitors include the Buick Regal, Ford Fusion, Kia Optima, Mazda 6, and Nissan Maxima.

Models and Features
When buying a Volkswagen CC, the first decision shoppers need to make relates to the vehicle's powertrain, choosing between a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine or a V-6 engine paired with the automaker's 4Motion all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. The turbocharged 2.0T model series is available in Sport, Executive, and R-Line trim levels, while the V6 4Motion version of the car is equipped with standard Executive trim.

The R-Line model is based on the CC 2.0T Sport, adding unique wheels, sport-tuned suspension, and revised exterior styling details. Choose the 2.0T Executive to swap the CC's standard leatherette upholstery for genuine leather, and to obtain a hands-free opening trunk, power sunroof, premium infotainment system with navigation, and keyless access with push-button engine starting.

To this, the V6 Executive 4Motion model is equipped with a more powerful V-6 engine, 4Motion AWD, front and rear park-assist sensors, premium sound system, and front seats featuring active ventilation and a massage function for the driver.

Under the Hood
The CC 2.0T is equipped with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine generating 200 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard for the Sport and R-Line trim levels, with a 6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) automated manual transmission optional. The DSG is standard for the 2.0T Executive model.

A 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine is included in the CC V6 4Motion model, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and AWD.

Fuel Economy
With the standard manual gearbox, the CC 2.0T returns 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Choose the optional DSG and those numbers are 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway. The CC V6 4Motion is rated to get 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Safety and Technology
Standard adaptive headlights help the CC's driver to see around corners after dark, and every version of the car comes with a reversing camera and Volkswagen's Car-Net services technology, which is free for an initial trial period but requires a paid subscription thereafter.

Car-Net supplies automatic crash-response service, which automatically speeds rescuers to the scene of the accident whenever the CC's air bags deploy. The system also makes it easy to quickly summon help with the touch of a button, and parents with teenaged drivers in the household will appreciate speed and boundary text-message alerts via Car-Net's Family Guardian service. You can even use Car-Net to remember where you last parked the vehicle.

If front and rear park-assist sensors, ventilated front seats with an active massage feature, or a 600-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers are desired, buyers will need to get the CC V6 Executive 4Motion model.

Available Trims for the 2015 Volkswagen CC
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name VR6 Executive 4Motion (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 43575.00 Engine 3.6 L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name Executive (4dr Sdn DSG) Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD MSRP 38085.00 Engine 2.0 L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
Name Executive (4dr Sdn DSG PZEV) Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD MSRP 38085.00 Engine 2.0 L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
Name Sport (4dr Sdn Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 32995.00 Engine 2.0 L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/32
Name Sport (4dr Sdn DSG) Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD MSRP 34095.00 Engine 2.0 L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
Name Sport (4dr Sdn Man PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 32995.00 Engine 2.0 L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/32
Name Sport (4dr Sdn DSG PZEV) Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD MSRP 34095.00 Engine 2.0 L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
Name R-Line (4dr Sdn Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 34275.00 Engine 2.0 L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/32
Name R-Line (4dr Sdn DSG) Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD MSRP 35375.00 Engine 2.0 L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
Name R-Line (4dr Sdn Man PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 34275.00 Engine 2.0 L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/32
Name R-Line (4dr Sdn DSG PZEV) Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD MSRP 35375.00 Engine 2.0 L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
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INTERIOR
  • Heatable/Active Ventilation Front Seats -inc: 12-way power driver and passenger seats w/power lumbar support adjustment, driver seat memory function and driver's side seat massage
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Car-Net Selective Service Internet Access
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Ashtray
  • Compass
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Proximity Trunk/Hatch and Power Fuel
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Interior Trim -inc: Aluminum/Genuine Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Door Panel Insert, Aluminum Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Tracker System
  • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Immobilizer III Engine Immobilizer
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Heatable Front Seats -inc: 12-way power driver and passenger seats w/power lumbar support adjustment and driver seat memory function
  • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat and Door Mirrors
  • Heatable Front Seats -inc: 12-way power driver and passenger seats w/power lumbar support adjustment
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Power Fuel
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 18" Lakeville Alloy
  • Tires: P235/40R18 95H AS
  • Wheels w/Polished Accents
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Full-Size Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Express Open/Close Tilting Glass 1st And 2nd Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Chrome Bodyside Moldings
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster and Power Blind
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Chrome Grille
  • Power Open And Close Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Cornering Lights
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Programmable Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
  • Wheels: 18" Shanghai Alloy
  • Wheels w/Silver Accents
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Programmable Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Wheels: 17" Verme Alloy
  • Tires: P235/45R17 94H AS
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Wheels: 18" Mallory Alloy
  • Chrome Bodyside Moldings and Rocker Panel Extensions
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 3.6L VR6 6-Cylinder
  • Transmission: 4Motion 6-Speed Automatic -inc: steering wheel mounted shift paddles
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Tiptronic Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • 3.45 Axle Ratio
  • Engine Oil Cooler
  • 140 Amp Alternator
  • 95-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 4850# Gvwr 981# Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Sport Tuned Suspension
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
  • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
  • Engine: 2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
  • Transmission: 6-Speed DSG Automatic w/Tiptronic -inc: hill hold control
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Oil Cooler
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 4.06 Axle Ratio
  • 60-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 4497# Gvwr 1049# Maximum Payload
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • 3.68 Axle Ratio
  • 4475# Gvwr 1038# Maximum Payload
  • Transmission: 6-Speed DSG Automatic w/Tiptronic -inc: hill hold control and steering wheel mounted shift paddles
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Car-Net Emergency S.O.S
    • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Side Curtain Protection Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: RNS 510 Touchscreen Navigation System -inc: voice control, Dynaudio premium audio w/600W amp and 10 speakers, Bluetooth connectivity w/mic, SiriusXM satellite radio (limited subscription) and Media Device Interface (MDI)
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted Single CD, Compatible Remote CD, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System, DVD-Audio and 20 Gb Internal Memory
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • 600w Regular Amplifier
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • Siriusxm Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display
    • Radio: RNS 510 Touchscreen Navigation System -inc: voice control, Bluetooth connectivity w/mic, SiriusXM satellite radio (limited subscription) and Media Device Interface (MDI)
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted Single CD, Compatible Remote CD, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • 8 Speakers
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Radio: RNS 315 Touchscreen Navigation System -inc: Bluetooth connectivity w/mic, SiriusXM satellite radio (limited subscription) and Media Device Interface (MDI)

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