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2013 VW CC VR6 Lux

2013 Volkswagen CC Review

(0 Stars)  A mainstream take on a luxury car.

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New For 2013
Freshened front and rear styling gives the CC a bolder look at the expense of some elegance, but the CC remains a beautiful car that looks more expensive than it is. Practical buyers can finally add the CC to their shopping list, as Volkswagen has replaced the rear bucket seats with a three-person bench. The face-lift adds bixenon headlights and LED taillights to the CC’s standard equipment list.
Overview
The CC offers the sporty dynamics, exceptional interior, and premium feel that are Volkswagen hallmarks. The base engine is VW’s excellent turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Its refinement and power make it as good as the V-6s from many of its competitors, and it has better fuel economy. If you insist on a six-cylinder, Volkswagen offers a 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 torque-converter automatic transmission 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 rear-seat headroom. Volkswagen has caved to customer demand and added a third seat in back for the 2013 face-lift, but the car is barely large enough to hold a fifth person for more than a few miles. 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 because it embodies the Volkswagen character that we cherish.

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2013 CC VR6 Lux Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L VR6 V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 17 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined and 388 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 280 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 265 ft lb of torque @ 2,750 rpm

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'13 VW VR6 Lux 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 Windows
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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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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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Heated Wiper/Washers
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Limited Slip Differential
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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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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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Wheel Locks
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