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2009 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion Review

Surprisingly Sumptuous

A three-quarter front view of a 2009 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion

In short: A luxurious and feature-packed four-passenger sedan.


T
he Volkswagen CC isn’t easily defined. For example, the car’s initialed name, CC, stands for “Comfort Coupe,” even though it’s a mid-sized sedan. Comfort, however, is spot on. Wrapped in aerodynamic and handsome contours, the upscale-minded CC is largely based off the Passat, and features good handling, a roomy interior and plenty of value-oriented features. Standard on all trims is a multi-function trip computer, a six-disc CD changer, heatable and powered front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Our tester, which was powered by a stout six-cylinder engine, came with powered (and heated) exterior mirrors, a panoramic power vent sunroof, HomeLink, Sirius satellite radio, a rearview camera, a navigation display system and an ultrasonic park distance control system.

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Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile new vehicle warranty; five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty; twelve-year/unlimited-mile corrosion perforation warranty; three-year/36,000-mile roadside assistance; three-year/36,000-mile Carefree Maintenance.


QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $39,300 / As Tested: $42,630

Technical Specifications

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

Engine:
3.6-liter, 24-valve DOHC VR6
Horsepower: 280 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Torque: 265 lb-ft @ 2,750 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed Tiptronic automatic

Curb weight:
3,374 lbs
Wheelbase: 106.7 in
Length/Width/Height: 188.9/73/55.8 in
Turning circle: 35.8 ft

Brakes:
all-wheel power-assisted disc; ABS and brake assist
Suspension: MacPherson concept with triangular wishbones in front; 4-link fully independent in rear

Traction: electronic stabilization program; anti-slip regulation

0-60 mph: 6.2 seconds
Top Speed: 130 mph (electronically limited)

EPA City: 17 mpg
EPA Highway: 25 mpg

Safety:
driver and front passenger front and side airbags; side curtain airbags in front and rear; daytime running lights; tire pressure monitoring system; deforming steering wheel upon impact

Likes:
styling; performance; comfort; cabin size; trunk space

Dislikes: price

 

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