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2012 Volkswagen CC Lux Limited Review

Luxurious 4-Door Sports Car

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2012 Volkswagen CC Lux Limited

In short: A stylish, well-equipped luxury 4-door sports coupe.

This luxurious 4-door sports car from Volkswagen is a departure from the German automaker's other offerings; however, while the CC Lux Limited may exude the kind of opulence not normally seen in a VW, it is still made with value in mind. Starting at just under $35,000, the Volkswagen CC Lux Limited provides drivers with great performance and a handsomely equipped interior at a relatively affordable price. We always appreciate the quality build of Volkswagens, and the latest iteration of the CC is no different — stylish sheet metal protects a comfortable cabin made all-the-more enviable with touch-screen navigation, satellite radio and a rearview camera. Built for both fun and versatility, the Volkswagen CC Lux Limited is suitable for family errands, road trips and weekend getaways — all performed in sporty fashion. So while Volkswagen may be the People's Car, the CC has the habit of making its owners feel just a bit more special.

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Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; 12-year/unlimited mile limited warranty against corrosion perforation; 3-year/36,000-mile 24-hour roadside assistance; 3-year/36,000-mile Carefree Maintenance.

Base Price: $34,665 / As Tested: $35,485

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine with direct injection
Horsepower: 200 hp @ 5,100-6,000 rpm
Torque:207 lb-ft @ 1,700-5,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic with manumatic shifting

Curb weight:
3,147 lbs
Wheelbase: 106.7 in
Length/Width/Height: 188.9/73/55.8 in
Turning circle: 37.4 ft

front vented disc brakes; rear solid disc brakes; ABS with electronic stabilization program and brake assist
Suspension: MacPherson strut front; fully independent wishbone rear

Traction: electronic stabilization control; anti-slip regulation

Top Speed: 130 mph (governor limited)
0-60 mph: 7.4 seconds

EPA City:
19 mpg
EPA Highway: 29 mpg

driver and front passenger front and thorax airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags

Likes: cavernous trunk; style; performance

Dislikes: no handle or coat-hanging capability


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