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2010 Volkswagen CC

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2010 Volkswagen CC Review

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Based on the popular Passat platform, the 2010 Volkswagen CC "four-door" coupe casts off the stoic styling of its older brother, adding a sporty and elegant appeal to a functional four-door sedan. Unlike the Passat, the CC can still be had with a choice of four or six-cylinder engines, a manual or automatic transmission and front or 4MOTION all-wheel-drive. Of course, traditional sedan buyers probably won't be happy with the un-sedan like rear seat accommodations, lack of a folding rear seat and four-passenger seating, but, as Billy Crystal once mused, "sometimes, darling, it's better to look good than to feel good." Bearing more than just a passing resemblance to the ultra-luxururious, ultra-expensive Mercedes-Benz CLS, the 2010 Volkswagen CC plays more in the same league as the Nissan Maxima, Acura TL and Chrysler 300.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you sometimes need the versatility of four-doors, but don't mind sacrificing some interior accommodations in exchange for a stylish exterior that is super-car chic, the CC may be the right choice for you.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you sometimes need to carry more than four passengers, have tall kids or require the added space afforded by a folding rear seat (the CC has only a small pass-through), the Passat may be a better choice.

What's New for 2010

The Volkswagen CC sees no major changes for 2010.

Driving the CC
Driving Impressions

The 2010 VW CC is a wonderful driver's car. The steering is precise without too much assist, the suspension strikes just the right balance between comfort and performance handling and...

... the interior sound levels at speed are remarkably minimal. The standard six-speed manual seems in character with this sporty sedan, but it's the Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) automatic available only with the 2.0-liter turbo that really makes this car a delight to drive. For the money, the 200-horsepower turbocharged engine has plenty of power to move the CC, and its fuel economy figures rival some compact cars. Moving into the VR6 brings more low-end torque for faster starts and passing, but the six-speed Tiptronic automatic's slower response time just doesn't inspire the kind of fun-to-drive playfulness found with the DSG automatic.

Six-Speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG)
Employing two clutches, one holding gears 1, 3 and 5, the other assigned to 2, 4 and 6, the DSG automatic can make instantaneous gear changes allowing it to outperform even the best manual (and its operator).

12-way Adjustable Seats
Seat comfort is paramount to long drives and the CC's 12-way power adjustable heated driver's seat with four-way power lumbar support is among the best in the business.

2010 Volkswagen CC Details
Interior

The 2010 Volkswagen CC's interior is, in a word, gorgeous. Although the dash and console are typical VW fare, it's the interior fabrics, colors and seat sew patterns that draw one in. Ribbed stitching on the seats, a choice of solid or two-tone perforated leather (leatherette is standard) and a rear seat split in two by a roll-top center console and folding ski pass-through comprise the most striking design elements. Front seat passenger will feel completely comfortable, but rear passengers measuring six-foot or better will find headroom is anything but plentiful. The C-pillars also have such a prominent inward slant that our rear passengers reported them uncomfortably close to their head.

Exterior
2010 Volkswagen CC photo

Volkswagen calls the CC a "coupe" – despite its four doors and four-passenger capacity – because of its coupe-like profile and sharply tapered rear C-pillar. Although based on the Passat platform, the CC sits lower to the ground and is both longer and wider than the Passat; it is a handsome design that can definitely turns heads. Unique to the CC are its frameless doors (the window glass has no frame surrounding it), a feature that, with age, can sometimes lead to wind and moisture intrusion. Upper-end VR6 models are fitted with Bi-Xenon HID headlamps, while all models include fog lamps and standard alloy wheels.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The base 2010 VW CC Sport features a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and six-speed manual transmission. Standard equipment include 12-way power adjustable driver's seat with four-way power lumbar support, heated front seats, CLIMATIC single-zone automatic air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible six-disc CD changer and auxiliary input, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, automatic headlamps, heated side mirrors, tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio controls and 17-inch alloy wheels. The VR6 adds a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, leather seating surfaces, adaptive Bi-xenon headlamps, 12-way power passenger seat, power rear sunshade, dual-zone climate control, 600-watt Dynaudio sound system and 18-inch alloy wheels. Standard safety equipment on all models includes front side and full-length side-curtain airbags, electronic traction and stability control and four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS).

Optional Equipment

Options for the Volkswagen CC vary by trim and engine choice. The Sport can be equipped with a six-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) automatic transmission (standard on Luxury trim), rear side airbags and an iPod interface. Stepping into the Luxury trim adds the DSG transmission, a panoramic power sunroof, three-position memory for driver's seat and side mirrors, leather seating and Park Distance Control ultrasonic park assist. Options for the VR6 trim include 4MOTION all-wheel drive and 19-inch wheels, while all but the Sport trim can be equipped with touch-screen DVD navigation and rearview camera.

Under the Hood

2010 VW CC owners have a tough choice on their hands. The Sport and Luxury trims are outfitted with Volkswagen's award-winning 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while the VR6 and VR6 4MOTION have the equally legendary 3.6-liter VR6 six-cylinder powerplant. With 200 horsepower, the 2.0-liter turbo provides plenty of go power with no sign of turbo lag or annoying vibration. The VR6, on the other hand, offers 80 more horsepower and a big boost in torque, making it well suited for the extra weight added to the 4MOTION trim.

2.0-liter in-line 4, Turbocharged
200 horsepower @ 5100-6000 rpm
207 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1700-5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/31 (manual), 22/31 (automatic)

3.6-liter V6
280 horsepower @ 6200 rpm
265 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/27(FWD), 17/25 (AWD)

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2010 Volkswagen CC Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 180 Ratings for the 2009 - 2016 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

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By on Thursday, June 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Style, comfort, reliability, drivability, economy"

Cons: "Small rear view mirrors, weak rear window defogger"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've owned this 2012 CC since it was new in March of 2011. In that time I have had NOTHING go wrong with the car with the exception of one spark plug mounted coil. I have a couple of niggling complaints that stem from me being to tall to get in and out of the car comfortably, but that's hardly the car's fault. It's comfortable, fast, safe and reliable. I would rather the rear window defogger was a little more powerful and VW stereo systems always seem to be a few years behind, but those are minor issues. And I get 32 mpg averaging 68 mph on freeway trips."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

STAY AWAY

By on Sunday, June 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Fun to drive."

Cons: "IT BREAKS CONSTANTLY!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I have owned my cc for 3 years and I have put over 20k into it for repairs. Once, one thing goes wrong everything does. The tires no matter what brand make horrible horrible sounds. My entire engine had to be replaced because of a automaker defect. It took over 2 months to get it back because the mess of getting almost new engine that has no problems is almost impossible. Also $100+ in an oil change is stupid! My a/c has gone out, my rear view mirror has fallen down and the paint on the shifter has started to chip. My car has a total of 12 recalls on it and the value of it since the VW scandal has dropped horribly. This is by far the worst purchase car wise I have ever made. I have owned fords, chevys and jeeps that never gave me this much issue. Take my advise and stay away from VW."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Fun, sporty, luxury limited edition VW CC

By on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive, extended warranty, sporty and luxury"

Cons: "bucket seats in the back and front"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

luxury sedan all decked out

"This candy white 2012 Volkswagen CC is like new with just over 50 thousand miles. It drives better than it did when I first bought it back in November. It has all the bells and whistles that are possible for this type of vehicle with black leatherette seating, wood-grained dashboard, sunroof, tinted windows, the fastest car on the road. It even comes with a warranty that transfers with the car that covers any repairs up to 100k miles. It has never had an issue, it runs like new."

luxury sedan all decked out

4 door sports car

By on Thursday, May 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Fun car to drive. Luxury everywhere"

Cons: "ergonomics"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This 4 cylinder 2.0 Turbo drives like a sports car with a V8 under the hood. Everything about this car says "luxury". My only complaint involves ergonomics. It is somewhat difficult to get in and out of without a can opener. If I was 20 years younger, that might not be a problem. Overall...a fun car to drive"

Really comfortable but difficult to drive

By on Sunday, March 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 43,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "fast, comfortable"

Cons: "hard to drive, touchy acceleration, awful in snow"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I've been driving this car for 4 years now. I bought it new. When I test-drove the car, I remember complaining that the gas was touchy and it was difficult to know where the front and back bumpers were. I thought I'd get used to these things after driving it for a while, but I haven't. Pulling out and backing in to parking spaces is really difficult without a rear-view camera, because there's absolutely no knowing where the bumper is. And forget about parallel parking. Some other comments: PROS: (1) comfortable seats (2) good sound system (3) FAST! (4) bluetooth system and radio controls on steering wheel prevent distractions while driving. CONS: (1) awful in the snow! (2) touchy acceleration in the low gears (3) no rear-view camera (4) somewhat loud when driving (road-noise) (5) after about 40k miles, the interior startled rattling while driving. Really annoying! (6) eats through tires (7) takes premium gas (8) touchscreen console is obnoxiously slow (9) steering wheel doesn't move in/out, only up/down (10) super low ground clearance means I bottom-out on speed bumps. I'll also mention that my husband is 6'1" and the sleek profile makes it hard for him to get in and out of this car."

5 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Style and ride of Audi A-7 for 1/2 the price

By on Thursday, January 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 42,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great styling, interior and ride quality."

Cons: "$600 service required for the DSG at 40,000 miles"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've owned this car for two years and 40,000 miles. No problems so far, other than a check engine light for not closing the gas cap tightly. Great driver and gas mileage. Love the look - it's different, and several clients have commented on the great styling. The valet at the Austin W hotel said he thought the tan on black interior and was much nicer than the much pricier German rides."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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