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2009 Volkswagen CC - Road Test Specs

2009 Volkswagen CC Sedan

(2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)


Model year2009
StyleSport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Base MSRP$28,950
Options on test vehicleSatellite Radio ($375)
As-tested MSRP$29,325


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged and direct-injected inline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,984cc (121 cu-in)
Block/head materialCast iron/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft, variable valve timing, 4 valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)9.6:1
Redline (rpm)6,400
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)200 @ 5,100-6,000 rpm
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)207 @ 1,700-5,000 rpm
Transmission type6-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 4.04, II = 2.37, III = 1.56, IV = 1.16, V = 0.85, VI = 0.67, R = 3.19, Final Drive = 3.50


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent four-link, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.4:1
Tire brandContintental
Tire modelContiProContact
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, front235/45R17 94H
Tire size, rear235/45R17 94H
Wheel size17-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast alloy
Brakes, front12.3-inch ventilated disc with single-piston sliding caliper
Brakes, rear11-inch solid disc with single-piston sliding caliper

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.6 (5.0 traction control on)
0-60 mph (sec.)7.3 (7.7 traction control on)
0-75 mph (sec.)10.4 (10.9 traction control on)
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.2 @ 92.0 (15.4 @ 91.8 with traction control on)
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.0 (7.4 traction control on)
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)123
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63.5 (undefeatable stability control)
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.82 (0.81 traction control on)
Sound level @ idle (dB)48.5
@ Full throttle (dB)73.0
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)67.0

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNo real wheelspin even with traction control off. Better acceleration with mild brake torque. All runs with traction control off were made in the transmission's Sport mode.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsSofter pedal than Mazda 6 i (tested the same day) offers less confidence and poorer modulation in sub-limit braking. Also, some pedal fade on the fourth run.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsSlalom: The inability to fully disable stability control is frustrating. Still, the CC has good manners, decent steering weight and runs respectably through the cones. Skid pad: With traction control off, it's easy to exceed grip and understeer wide without any apparent intervention from the stability control system. Perhaps the system only intervenes in transitions or during oversteer.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)86.6
Wind (mph, direction)1.6 mph (crosswind)

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)19 city/29 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)22.4 (26.1 on 222-mile fuel economy test loop)
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,374
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,362
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59/41
Length (in.)188.9
Width (in.)73.0
Height (in.)55.8
Wheelbase (in.)106.7
Track, front (in.)61.1
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


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


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
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemStandard
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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