Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2010 Volkswagen CC Overview

The 2010 Volkswagen CC ranks 10 out of 15 Upscale Midsize Cars. Available all-wheel drive sets it apart from many competitors.

Inside, the 2010 Volkswagen CC attractive two-tone color scheme and upscale materials make it a near-luxury car, but reviewers struggle with the CC's price.

The 2010 Volkswagen CC is available in four trim levels. The basic Sport edition carries a turbocharged four-cylinder engine,
Volkswagen has also upgraded the seats over the Passat's, with more bolstering and fancy cross-stitching.

The "2010 Volkswagen CC is a four-door sedan available in Sport, Luxury, VR6 Sport and VR6 4Motion trim levels. The Sport comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, power front seats, heated front seats, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, split-folding rear seats, automatic climate control, a trip computer, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker stereo with a six-CD changer, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack".

The VR6 Sport trim level includes all the Luxury trim equipment plus a six-cylinder engine, 18-inch wheels, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, a power rear sunshade, steering-wheel paddles and a 10-speaker premium sound system. The top-of-the-line VR6 4Motion adds all-wheel drive.

The front-wheel-drive 2010 Volkswagen CC Sport and Luxury trims come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder good for 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. DSG is standard on the Luxury trim. Volkswagen estimates a 0-60 time of 7.4 seconds with this engine. Fuel economy estimates stand at 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined with either transmission.

A six-speed conventional automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters is the only available transmission.

All "2010 Volkswagen CCs come standard with antilock disc brakes" (with brake assist), stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. Rear-seat side airbags are optional on all trim levels.

It received five stars for front-passenger side crash protection and four stars for rear-passenger side protection. At 13 cubic feet, the trunk is on the small side for a midsize sedan.

The 2010 Volkswagen CC also exhibits more body roll in hard cornering than true sport sedans, though the VR6 4Motion's tenacious all-wheel-drive traction notably improves matters.

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