Changes for the 2015 Volkswagen CC:
Aside from a couple of redesigned 18-inch aluminum wheel choices, the VW CC is unchanged from last year.
The 2015 Volkswagen CC is a 4-door sedan with a rakish roofline that, apparently, qualifies it to be called a “sports coupe.” This car’s platform and interior date back to the 2006 Passat, and the CC is offered as the 2.0T Sport, R-Line 2.0T, 2.0T Executive, and V6 Executive 4Motion.
The R-Line model adds sporty exterior trim, a sport-tuned suspension, and 18-inch aluminum wheels to the 2.0T Sport model, while the 2.0T Executive features leather seats, a premium infotainment system with HD Radio and a hard-disk navigation system, a power sunroof, a hands-free opening trunk design, and keyless access with push-button engine starting. The Executive also gets a unique set of 18-inch wheels.
Choose the V6 Executive 4Motion model and, in addition to a more powerful V-6 engine and all-wheel drive, this version of the CC is equipped with unique wheels, a premium 10-speaker audio system, ventilated front seats, a massaging driver’s seat, and parking assist sensors.
Engines and Transmissions:
Any CC with 2.0T in its name is equipped with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine making 200 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard for the 2.0T Sport and R-Line 2.0T models, while the 2.0T Executive is equipped with a 6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) automated manual transmission. The DSG is optional for the 2.0T Sport and 2.0T Executive.
The V6 Executive 4Motion model has a 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission, and standard 4Motion all-wheel drive.
Every 2015 CC includes free scheduled maintenance for the first 2 years or 24,000 miles of ownership.
Fuel Economy Ratings:
Regardless of transmission choice, the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the CC 2.0T models is expected to return 25 mpg in combined driving. Selecting the CC V6 Executive 4Motion model predictably pushes the fuel economy rating down to 20 mpg.
In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Volkswagen CC earns the top rating of “Good” in all assessments except for the small overlap frontal impact test, which produced a “Marginal” rating. As such, the CC is not eligible for a “Top Safety Pick” rating.
Every 2015 Volkswagen CC is equipped with bi-Xenon headlights, LED running lights, an adaptive front lighting system, a touchscreen infotainment system with a 5-inch display, a reversing camera, and a navigation system.
Standard Bluetooth connectivity includes audio streaming capability, and VW Car-Net service is also included with a free limited-time subscription. Car-Net provides access to features including Automatic Crash Notification, programmable speed and geo-fenced boundary alerts, roadside assistance, and more.
Upgrade to the 2.0T Executive for a premium navigation system, HD Radio, and keyless access with push-button starting. The Executive V6 4Motion is exclusively available with front and rear parking sensors, a 600-watt premium audio system, ventilated front seats, and a massaging driver’s seat.
Written by Christian Wardlaw
August 22, 2014
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