For Good-looking both outside and in, adequately roomy and powered by excellent engines, the Volkswagen CC makes a fine long-distance machine.
Against A bit pricey, and keen drivers will be disappointed by slow-witted steering and ordinary handling
What Car? says
The Volkswagen CC is a very handsome saloon that loses little to the more upright Passat in practical terms. It’s more expensive, though, and isn't as sporty as it appears.
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There are 3 Volkswagen CC versions available
Target Price team says:
In these days of seven- and five-year warranties, a three-year guarantee doesn’t look so good, especially with a 60,000 mile limit.
The Volkswagen CC GT is likely to be quite a popular choice with its bigger wheels and leather trim, but the extra might be better spent on Lane Assist, which includes traffic sign recognition; park assist, which can automatically steer the car into a space 0.8m longer than the vehicle itself; and automatic distance control, which can emergency brake the car in city driving.
More indulgently, the CC is available with a particularly tasteful array of interior colour schemes that do much to make its cabin look sumptuously inviting, although some of these choices are pricey.
Reader test team says:
I run a Passat cc GT 140 on a 5 year lease, with maintenance. I took delivery in Sept 2011 and so have had it 15 Months. I can honestly find little…