Last year, Volkswagen gave its entry-luxury 4-door coupe, the unimaginatively named CC, a makeover. This year, the 2014 Volkswagen CC gets new features and trim levels in order to improve the car’s value equation and to simplify the lineup.
There are two different types of CC available for 2014. The 2.0T models have a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and are available in Sport, R-Line, and Executive trim levels. The V6 models are equipped with – you guessed it – a V-6 engine, and come only with Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system and Executive trim.
For 2014, Volkswagen has added its new Car-Net infotainment and smartphone integration technology to all models, and starting with models built on or after January 15, 2014, the automaker wisely added a reversing camera as standard equipment for the Sport and R-Line models. The CC Sport 2.0T model adds LED running lights, an Adaptive Front Lighting System, and a navigation system as standard equipment, and a new Executive 2.0T trim level replaces last year’s Lux 2.0T.
Executive models add leather seats, ebony interior trim, ambient cabin lighting, a premium navigation system, keyless passive entry with push-button start, a motion-activated trunk opener, a power sunroof, and a unique 18-inch wheel design. Truffle Brown is one of the exclusive interior colors for the Executive 2.0T. The CC V6 Executive 4Motion also gains new standard features for 2014, including keyless passive entry with push-button start and motion-activated trunk opening, plus a new 18-inch wheel design.
Though I reviewed the CC last year, the changes meant it was time to take another look at the top-of-the-line Volkswagen model, so I arranged to spend a week with a 2014 CC R-Line 2.0T, the sporty version of this sleek sedan. Not surprisingly, the car’s irritants remain, and while I genuinely like the CC, the sport-tuned R-Line model gave me one new reason to complain.