2017 Volkswagen CC Review
Which CC does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Striking exterior style is unique in its class
- Comes with many upscale features standard
- Turbocharged engine is smooth, slick and sounds great
- Rear seat headroom is limited by sloping roofline
- Trunk is small compared to most competitors'
- Priced higher than many competitors with comparable features
Overall rating3.0 / 5
Stand a few yards away from the 2017 Volkswagen CC, and its appeal is obvious. With sleek coupe styling wrapped around four doors, the CC's exterior design stands out as one of the most interesting among midsize sedans. Inside, the CC cabin impresses with near-luxury features and fit and finish. A 200-horsepower turbocharged engine and six-speed automatic transmission pairing feels quick and refined, and sounds terrific.
But just as the CC ("Comfort Coupe") tempts with shapely lines and smooth power delivery, it does have limited, tight interior space, awkward sight lines and a higher price versus more conventional sedan alternatives. The Volkswagen also doesn't handle curves and corners as sharply as its sporty styling suggests. You'll need to decide if the trade-offs are worth it.
Fortunately you won't need to compromise fuel efficiency. The CC returns an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined (22 city/31 hwy). In our testing, we managed 25.1 mpg in overall driving and 26.2 mpg on our mixed highway-mountain driving test loop. Those are decent numbers but others, such as the Honda Accord, achieve better.
2017 Volkswagen CC models
The 2017 Volkswagen CC is available in two trims: Sport and R-Line Executive. The latter is available with an optional carbon-fiber styling package called R-Line Executive With Carbon. The Sport surprises with nice amenities such as power-adjustable, heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control, while R-Line Executive upgrades include leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof and driver safety aids. For the same price, the R-Line Executive With Carbon adds gloss black exterior and carbon-fiber interior trim.
The CC comes standard with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. The engine powers the front wheels through a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission (VW calls it DSG).
The Sport comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, foglights, rain-sensing wipers, heated washer nozzles, power-adjustable and heated side mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, keyless entry, push-button ignition, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power-adjustable and heated front seats, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks and premium vinyl upholstery. Also standard are dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, VW Car-Net smartphone integration, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a 6.3-inch touchscreen display, navigation, and an eight-speaker audio system with USB/auxiliary/SD card inputs.
The R-Line Executive is upgraded with 18-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, unique exterior styling and doorsill plates, power-folding and heated side mirrors, driver-seat memory settings, steering-wheel paddle shifters and leather seating. Adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and VW Car-Net App Connect app services also come standard.
|Overall||3.0 / 5|
Noise & vibration3.0
Ease of use2.5
Getting in/getting out3.0
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts like the CC models:
- Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist)
- Camera recognizes lane markings and actively helps countersteer to keep the vehicle in the lane above 40 mph.
- Forward Collision Warning
- Helps warn the driver of an imminent front collision with visual and audible alerts. Applies necessary braking to lessen impact severity.
- Intelligent Crash Response
- The car automatically shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors and activates hazard lights in certain types of collisions.
NHTSA Overall Rating
- Frontal Barrier Crash RatingOverallNot RatedDriverNot RatedPassengerNot Rated
- Side Crash RatingOverallNot Rated
- Side Barrier RatingOverallNot RatedDriverNot RatedPassengerNot Rated
- Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsFront SeatNot RatedBack SeatNot Rated
- RolloverRollover4 / 5Dynamic Test ResultNo TipRisk Of RolloverNot Rated
- Side Impact TestGood
- Roof Strength TestGood
- Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintGood
- IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
- Moderate Overlap Front TestGood
Used 2017 Volkswagen CC Overview
The Used 2017 Volkswagen CC is offered in the following submodels: CC Sedan. Available styles include 2.0T R-Line Executive PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0T Sport PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0T Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0T R-Line Executive w/Carbon PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0T R-Line Executive 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), and 2.0T R-Line Executive w/Carbon 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM). Pre-owned Volkswagen CC models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 200 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2017 Volkswagen CC comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automated manual. The Used 2017 Volkswagen CC comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What's a good price on a Used 2017 Volkswagen CC?
Price comparisons for Used 2017 Volkswagen CC trim styles:
- The Used 2017 Volkswagen CC 2.0T Sport PZEV is priced between $19,990 and$21,998 with odometer readings between 26449 and56736 miles.
- The Used 2017 Volkswagen CC 2.0T R-Line Executive PZEV is priced between $21,999 and$24,998 with odometer readings between 46356 and56997 miles.
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Volkswagen CC?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.