2016 Volkswagen CC Review
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Well-built and attractive interior
- ample standard features
- striking exterior styling that is unique in the class
- available all-wheel drive.
- Limited rear-seat headroom
- smallish trunk.
Most helpful consumer reviews
2.0T Sport PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
I've owned Jetta, Passat, Phaeton and this CC, so I would say I'm a loyal customer for VW. Given the Dieselgate dealership are putting quite good discounts on the CC and Tiguan, both scheduled to redesign in 2017.<br> This CC shares the same 2.0T TSI 2008+ with B6 Passat, though a little older and less efficient than the current 1.8T, I found my combined 23MPG is still acceptable. I occasionally rev to 5-6k when trying to make a turn or get on ramp, and the engine responds good. The DSG is somehow strange when handling low speed, especially around 20 mph which seems it struggles to think if it should shift up to gear 3, revving up and down, definitely check it out during test drive. Also in stop-and-go traffic when you release brake pedal it tends to feel not so smooth.<br> I almost never see rear seat passengers so the notorious rear headroom isn't a problem, but a smaller adult or children sure feel comfortable. Noise reduction is average and sound of rain pounding roof is loud. Ride is more biased to firm side but I like it.<br> The new MIB II infortainment system has some problems connecting to my Android on start up but eventually finds a way to do it. Google Maps still performs better than standard onboard navigation in terms of easiness to operate and finding locations you already looked up on your computer. Even with Sirius traffic the time estimated from onboard navigation can be off as it seems only covers major roads and highway. I like the new instrumental cluster on European spec 2017 Tiguan but this old one still do its job fine. I wish the 12.3" LCD cluster is available as an option. Build quality and material is good considering this is the only VW sedan still built in Germany that is available in States.<br> Headlight with curving is a plus if you drive on continuous curving road like me to get home, and the side light when turning is also good. Due to the styling rear and side visibility is somehow limited, but turning your head will do the trick. It is a shame that active safety features such as BLIS and active cruise controls are only available on 4Montion Executive and not available even as option like latest Golf Sportswagen. Other sedans like Accord, Mazda 6 all offers these safety features at least as options if not on top trim. Do look for others if this is important for you.<br> Overall if you are looking for a non-BBA and European sedan with some style and luxury, 2016 CC is a good choice if you can nail down some discounts to bring the price below $30K mark, or wait for the 2017 redesign, as I'm sure next generation is better with new platform.
VW CC very Under-Rated!,03/08/2021
3.6L V6 4Motion Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6AM)
I have 2 VW CC Vehicles- a 2011 and a 2016. They have stopped producing them because stupid car review people said the trunk was too small and garbage like this. This is 2nd only to the Audi TT in cars I have owned. With a ECM chip you cant tell this car isn't an Audi. It is very much fun to drive, very sporty, handles extremely well and runs like a hot rocket. The other critique it has received is that it allegedly eats tires. Buy your tires somewhere they rotate them free and rotate every 6,000 miles. I have 2 cars with about 135K miles on each and have had no tire problems. If you take care of this car it will last for many years and provide a lot of enjoyment. Highway cruising at 80 mph with a lot of passing ability still, or cruising slowly through town intimidating the Ford and Chevrolet autos will be equally fun. Yes it is a 4 door car. You don't notice the rear door unless you put stuff in rear sear. I love both my cars and wife does too. Lots of fun to drive and very dependable. Its a shame reviewers take money to write better reviews about American junk cars like Dodge, Ford and Chevy. All 3 brands are inferior to the VW/ Audi /Porsche lines. Remember the VW CC VIN starts with XZX so it came from the Audi assembly line in Germany. They are crafty little devils those Gernam engineers. This is an awesome and heavily under-rated car. Go test drive one if you dont believe. Test drive the V-6 unless you plan to chip the v-4.