Consumer Reviews Summary
32 of 33 (96%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Volkswagen CC Overview
The 2012 Volkswagen CC offers a high quality interior and sporty coupe styling with four-door convenience. The CC, which stands for “comfort coupe” (yeah we agree, CC sounds better), sits atop Volkswagen’s lineup and for 2012 adds a few new cabin touches to its higher trim levels.
From the outside, if you had to choose one word to describe the CC’s exterior it would be sleek. It looks like a low slung, sporty coupe with its low roofline and swept back appearance, but it also manages to seat four passengers comfortably. Exterior options include a panoramic sunroof.
Under the hood there are two available engines. Sport, R-Line, and Lux trims get a 200-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts out 207 pounds-feet of torque through the front wheels. The VR6 4MOTION trim gets a larger, more powerful 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 which puts its power down through an all-wheel drive system. Transmission options include a six-speed manual or a dual-shift six-speed automatic with the four-cylinder, or a six-speed automatic with the V-6.
With the turbocharged four-cylinder, fuel economy ratings check in at 19-21 mpg in the city and 29-31 mpg on the highway (lower numbers with the automatic transmission). Opting for the V-6 drops those numbers to 17 mpg/city and 25 mpg/highway.
Inside, the CC possesses one of the most refined interiors short of the luxury segment. The rear seats feature a center pass-through and also fold down to help the storage of longer cargo. Standard features on the 2012 CC include air conditioning, Bluetooth® connectivity, iPod/auxiliary inputs, touchscreen sound system, and powered/heated front seats. Available as options are a navigations system, massaging front seats, leather seating, and dual-zone electronic climate control.
Safety features on the CC include six airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and LATCH child seating. Optional is a rear-view camera that is cleverly hidden inside the Volkswagen logo at the rear of the CC.
The 2012 Volkswagen CC presents a weird dichotomy in many ways. Is it a coupe or a sedan? Sporty or luxurious? Crisp or comfortable? And the answer to all of these questions is both – the CC manages to straddle all of these lines successfully and emerges as a car that’s easy to live with and is a lot of fun as well.