2014 Volkswagen CC | new car review

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 by
2014 Volkswagen CC
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  • Rated 3 stars
  • Good
AEDAED 113,000 - 170,000
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  • Last modified: December 10, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
  • Interior
    Editor: 60%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The is a Passat, but a Sportback version. A swooping tailgate is complemented by some neat design features. While still not overly exciting, it is a step in the right direction.

Pros

Progressive styling

Cons

More expensive than the Passat
Interior lacks sporting design

Looks

Volkswagen understates their larger saloon cars too much. How can a company inject so much style and beauty into their hatchbacks and coupes and leave us with flat paneled, soulless saloons? Well, to jazz things up a bit, they have taken a planer to the back of a Passat and come out with the CC. With the addition of interesting body creases it is certainly a step in the right direction. Not a bad job, but not one for the classics just yet.

2014 Volkswagen CC front

Feels

Everything inside the 2014 Volkswagen CC is identical to the Passat, which in turn means that it all comes from the Touareg. The chances are you have purchased the CC because you wanted a sportier look, but from within the cabin there is little to make you feel sporty in any way.

2014 Volkswagen CC interior

Engineering

Beyond the Sportback body design, the CC is 27mm longer, 50mm lower, 36mm wider than the Passat. By lowering the centre of gravity the handling will be improved, and that will be interesting since the Passat handles that pretty well anyway. The CC is fitted with a dual-clutch DSG gearbox, which can change up a gear in a hundredth of a second. It is also available with a Fatigue Detection System, which sounds an alarm if it thinks your steering input is not in keeping with that of an awake person.

What’s on offer?

The model range is very similar to the Passat’s, with the same engine fitted. Prices start at around AED 113,000 for the entry S model. This comes with a 2.0 litre engine which produces 160hp and 250Nm of torque. After accelerating from 0-100kp/h in 8.6 seconds, it will max out at 220kp/h. The top of the range R-Line model will cost around AED 170,000 and offers 300hp, deal with 0-100kp/h in 5.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 250kp/h.

2014 Volkswagen CC rear + side

Summing it

After having recently given the new Passat a positive road test, I am certain that the CC will equally please its driver. It is a good looking alternative to the Passat, but nearly AED 30,000 more expensive. That being said, when compared to, say, an Audi A6 saloon with similar specs, it is far cheaper and much better looking. The CC is certainly worth considering.

One Response to 2014 Volkswagen CC | new car review

  1. Sherry Reply

    October 9, 2016 at 8:26 pm

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