Volkswagen CC review

Category: Executive car

Section: Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

All models come with sat-nav, Bluetooth, climate control and a DAB radio. The GT models add cruise control, parking sensors and leather seats.

No engine in the range offers particularly low CO2 emissions; the best you’ll get is 118g/km from a small-wheeled 2.0 TDI with 148bhp. At the top end, the 181bhp diesel on 19in wheels and the 1.4-litre petrol manage 133g/km. While these figures were once competitive, there are plenty of rivals than can offer CO2 emissions of around 100g/km and in some cases even less.

It’s also worth noting that Volkswagen as a manufacturer scored below average in our last reliability survey. A three-year/60,000-mile warranty is standard but this can be extended to either four or five years for an additional charge.

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Overview

The VW CC looks good, but it’s unexciting to drive and starting to show its age.

  • Punchy yet frugal engines
  • Comfortable motorway ride
  • Well equipped
  • Expensive to buy
  • Uninspiring handling
  • Rear headroom limited

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