REVIEW: 2013 Volkswagen CC

One of Volkswagen’s slogans is: “Better engineering for you.” With that said, Volkswagen has been using “better engineering” to make their cars faster, lighter, more fuel-efficient and safer. Their sole purpose is to make all these things happen at once while producing something fun to drive. We were able to take advantage of the opportunity to drive the 2013 Volkswagen CC thanks to East Coast Volkswagen in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

We have many friends that drive Volkswagens and hardly ever hear a bad word about the car or brand name. Going into this test drive we had pretty good expectations, and having never driven a CC before, we came out of it pleasantly surprised. From the design of the car to the smooth ride, the CC was very impressive.

With a 2.0L turbocharged I4 and 200-hp, the CC made its presence known on the road. Going from 0-60 in 6.9 seconds, the 6-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic and sport mode made the shifts very easy and smooth.

The CC had very bright Bi-Xenon headlights and nicely designed LED day time running lights as well as LED tail lights. The Premium VIII sound system with HD Radio which included 8 speakers, 6-disc CD changer and an SD memory card reader had very good sound quality and was very easy to use.

Pros: Acceleration in the car was great–the turbo makes a huge difference. The trunk was very spacious and we liked the idea of pushing in the VW emblem to open the trunk lid. The touch screen radio was very modern and easy to use. The sport mode was a lot of fun to use as it shifted through gears just like a manual transmission.

Cons: Even though the base model CC comes with many options, we feel for the price it should come with just a couple more.

QUICK FACTS:

Base Price: $30,965 || Price as Tested: $32,535

Vehicle Layout: Front-engine, FWD, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 2.0L, 200-hp, 207-lb-ft. I4 || Transmission: 6-speed DSG Automatic

Curb Weight: 3329 lbs || Length/Width/Height: 188.9/73/55.8 inches

0-60: 6.9 seconds || EPA City/Highway Fuel Economy: 21/32mpg

RATING: 8.1/10

Exterior: 9

Interior: 9

Acceleration: 9

Braking: 8

Ride: 7

Handling: 8

Gearbox: 9

Audio: 8

Tech: 7

Value: 7

We’d like to thank Maritza Acosta and Damian Coppola at East Coast Volkswagen for getting us into a CC — we thought the car was awesome! For all your VW needs, go check out Volkswagen in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and online at www.eastcoastvw.com. Make sure you tell them Greg and Dave sent you!

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