2011 Volkswagen CC Overview
Currently in its third year of existence, the 2011 Volkswagen CC exemplifies style, power, and luxury at an affordable price.
What sets the 2011 Volkswagen CC apart from other VW’s is its distinct styling—that of a coupe and a sedan, hence the name “CC” (comfort coupe). The CC features the front and mid sections of a sedan with the rear-tapering aspect of a coupe. The four-door CC is classified by Volkswagen as a sports sedan, and comes with a standard 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine or a 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine with 4Motion all-wheel drive. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission is optional on the four-cylinder, while the V-6 features an optional six-speed automatic with manual-shift mode.
All CC’s come equipped with a sport-tuned suspension and compete with the BMW 328 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Fuel economy varies between 17-22 mpg in the city and 25-31 mpg on the highway depending on which engine you opt for. The most noticeable change to the 2011 Volkswagen CC is the reshuffling and addition of trims and options. The 2011 CC now features six trims: the base 2.0T Sport, Lux, Lux Plus, Lux Limited, VR6 Sport, and 4Motion.
A rear spoiler, blacked-out B-pillar, and optional large panoramic sunroof set the exterior of the 2011 CC apart from the pack. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, hill-hold assist, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 12-way adjustable front seats, eight-speaker stereo, and auxiliary audio jack are standard features. Bluetooth® connectivity and an iPod interface are now standard for 2011. The 13 cubic-foot trunk is smaller than the big sedans, but trumps typical entry-level luxury four-doors.
A long list of optional features for the 2011 Volkswagen CC includes: brushed aluminum interior trim, sunroof, rearview camera, navigation system, wood interior trim, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, ambient interior lighting, parking sensors, leather sport seats, and a premium 10-speaker touch-screen audio system.
Four-wheel disc brakes with antilock and brake assist features join the Electronic Stabilization Program to ensure the 2011 Volkswagen CC stops and maneuvers with little or no slip. Six airbags and seat belts with belt-force limiters help minimize passenger injury in the event of a crash, as does the excellent frame.
With a clean look and premium amenities, you can add the 2011 Volkswagen CC to the long list of German luxury vehicles, but this one you can grab without paying a luxury price.