Review: Volkswagen Passat CC

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Review: Volkswagen Passat CC

I what you are thinking-#8221;Hm. Another by VW to go upscale. Can#8217;t they leave that market for For the better part of the past VW has tried to move its brand

In North America at least, the have been a catastrophe. Few could be found for the pricey but indistinguishable eight cylinder The ultra-expensive Phaeton, designed to against the best from Audi and Mercedes, was a sales

This time around, VW has it. Partial credit goes to In 2005, the CLS class was introduced-a door based on E-Class but styled and marketed as a four coupe. In 2009, VW borrowed the recipe-take an existing chassis and (the Passat), and wrap it in a … four door profile. The Passat CC (the CC for Comfort Coupe) is born.

It sounds simple enough, but as a the CC is simply the best mid-size car VW has produced.

The CC doesn#8217;t overwhelm you its appearance, and after a week the car I cannot point to any one detail especially impresses me, but taken as a the CC is just stunning. The car reeks of that belies its base of under $29,000USD. For all the cars I reviewed for The Garage, only the Camaro beats out the CC for people me wanting to know more the car.

In an era where so much is placed on utility, pulling up in a CC announces loud and clear it#8217;s OK to trade in a little for some style. There is a of occasion in the CC that is missing in the and the fact that VW can pull off at this price point is to smile.

Our CC was the mid-level Luxury model, with a 2.0L turbocharged four rated at 200hp to a six-speed automatic. One look at the CC, and a glance at the spec sheet, I if this car had enough power to get out of its own

The CC, to my surprise, has plenty of pep off the line. onto highway traffic and power was never an issue. hard acceleration, the sounds the engine room did nothing to my heart rate, but was never or intrusive either.

Where the CC shined was highway Holding a steady 80mph, the CC is quiet and solid as a rock, to its autobahn upbringing. This is a car you push all day at that speed and tire of it.

The Passat CC is a true sedan, so she can handle. While she go like a Jetta GLI, the CC is through the corners, never The steering had a nice weight to it, but a lack of road feel you VW engineers tuned this a closer to luxury than

Our tester was a 2009 with a automatic, but for 2010, that has been replaced with a twin clutch DSG that prove as a definite upgrade.

VW has a reputation for outstanding interiors, and the CC credence to that. Everything you has a quality feel. The seats are not gorgeous to look at, but they great support, adjustability, and you tight when you crank it up. and displays are crystal clear, and it takes a moment to situate in the car and go.

At night, the center console is in a soft, amber light, the alloy trim. This is an that can easily stand up to costing $10-$15,000 more.

it was the options or  extra features on our that failed to impress, or away from the car. The system was on the clunky side, and at one was actually directing me away where I wanted to go. I joked the voice commands were a bit right#8230;NOW!#8221; The Park Assist was very intrusive, too sensitive, and useful.

For an extra grand, we also had the premium sound system. At volume sound quality was but if you prefer to go loud once in a the depth and quality of sound I just wasn#8217;t there. I#8217;ve never had a car with radio that lost as often as the CC.

One final complaint, and is no joke. I say this as a parent. my 3-1/2 year old son strapped in his car seat, he had total access to not unlock his door, but open it I was doing 75mph on the highway. For it#8217;s worth, the VW has a child you can activate, but still#8230;

Minor complaints aside, car is one solid effort by VW. I am even to say this car has the potential to be a future collectable. I am not suggesting in fifty the Pebble Beach Concours be filled with CC#8217;s, but is a beauty, and a romance of what a door can be if you let your designers off the a bit, and the Passat CC embodies spirit perfectly.

For sure, buyers will be turned off this car only seats and the design loses some space. But the Passat CC is not meant for For those who want the sexiness of the CLS at a fraction of the cost, the VW Passat CC is the and only answer.

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