2009 Volkswagen CC - Road Test Specs

2009 Volkswagen CC Sedan

(3.6L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)
Vehicle
Model year2009
MakeVolkswagen
ModelCC
StyleVR6 4Motion 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$39,800
Options on test vehicleTechnology Package ($2,640 -- includes hard-drive-based navigation system, touchscreen audio/navigation control and rearview camera).
As-tested MSRP$42,630
Drivetrain
Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,597cc (220 cu-in)
Block/head materialCast iron/Aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)12:01
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)280 @ 6,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)265 @ 2,750
Transmission type6-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 3.95; II: 2.30; III: 1.55; IV: 1.16; V: 0.86; VI: 0.69; R: 3.42; Final: 3.453
Chassis
Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.4:1
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelContiProContact
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, front235/40R18 W 95H
Tire size, rear235/40R18 W 95H
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)4.3
0-60 mph (sec.)6.3
0-75 mph (sec.)9.0
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.5 @ 98.2
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)124
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.84
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.3
@ Full throttle (dB)78.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)67.4
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsTorque is very much evident from a standstill. The ESP launch was nearly as good as my ESP-off launch, showing some pretty sophisticated tuning. Engine makes a strange, almost inline-5 note at wide-open throttle. Shifts are what I'd call smooth rather than quick. Good quarter-mile speeds of nearly 100 mph.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsPlenty of dive, but also plenty of power from the soft pedal. Travel was a bit long for my taste, but there was little fade. Not the brakes of a "sport sedan" but those of a sporty sedan.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsOn skid pad, the CC displays uncommon (for FWD-based cars) balance and an ability to steer with only the throttle. Absolutely zero correction with the wheel itself. Rather than shuddering/squealing understeer, it merely goes slightly wide of circle. Lifting of the throttle tucks the nose back in neatly and predictably. ESP is not fully off. The exemplary skid pad didn't translate directly into an above-average slalom, where ESP responses subdued a good run. Steering wasn't very talkative or direct. Lazy turn-in and suddenly it felt long and limolike. Good, just not great.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)78.44
Wind (mph, direction)1.0 SW
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/25 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)18.0
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,854
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,602
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59.1/40.9
Length (in.)188.9
Width (in.)73.0
Height (in.)55.8
Wheelbase (in.)106.7
Track, front (in.)61.2
Track, rear (in.)61.4
Turning circle (ft.)35.8
Legroom, front (in.)41.6
Legroom, rear (in.)37.3
Headroom, front (in.)37.4
Headroom, rear (in.)36.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.0
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.7
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)13.0
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance3 years/36,000 miles
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver4 Stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger4 Stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 Stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear4 Stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 Stars

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