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2012 VW CC R Line

2012 Volkswagen CC Review

(0 Stars)  Style of a coupe, practicality of a sedan.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
Passat owners who are bitter about the new model's decontenting can take solace in the CC. Based on the previous-generation Passat, the CC continues to offer the sporty dynamics, exceptional interior, and premium feel that were once Volkswagen hallmarks. The base engine is Volkswagen's excellent turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Its refinement and power make it just as good as the V-6s from many of its competitors, and it has better fuel economy. If you insist on a six-cylinder, however, Volkswagen offers an optional 280-hp VR6 that's full of personality. A six-speed manual transmission is standard with the 2.0T; the optional six-speed automatic is a dual-clutch unit, meaning shifts are quicker and more direct. It's a great gearbox, particularly in a sporty car, but comfort-minded buyers might be turned off by it. All-wheel drive and a conventional torque-converter automatic are standard with the more powerful six-cylinder. The sloping roofline makes the CC a four-door "coupe" in the vein of the Mercedes-Benz CLS and restricts the rear seats to two passengers. All CCs are equipped with a panoramic sunroof, split-folding rear seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. With the Passat's recent $7000 price cut, the CC might not appear to be the value that it actually is. We love it for preserving the Volkswagen character that we cherish.

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2012 CC R-Line Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.0L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline:, 21 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, 24 MPG combined and 444 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 200 hp @ 5,100 rpm; 207 ft lb of torque @ 1,700 rpm

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'12 VW R Line Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Limited Slip Differential
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Wheel Locks
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