Most CC models have front-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, turbocharged engine that offers 200 horsepower and 207 lbs/ft of torque. The Sport and R-Line models have a manual, six-speed transmission, while the Lux trims come with an automatic, six-speed, dual-clutch system; the automatic is also available on both the Sport and R-Line. EPA mileage estimates for the 4-cylinder automatic reach 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Manual transmissions deliver 21 city mpg. The Executive model features more power in a 3.6-liter, V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 265 lbs/ft of torque. A six-speed, automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard, and mileage estimates run to 17 city mpg and 25 mpg on the highway.
Standard safety features on all models are plentiful and include antilock brakes with brake assist, stability and traction control, an intelligent crash-response system, an anti-theft alarm system, emergency-release safety restraints, and front, side, and full-length, side-curtain airbags. Door locks engage automatically above 8 mph and release if the airbags deploy. The Lux Plus, Limited and Executive models also include a rearview camera, while the Executive adds parking sensors to help prevent mishaps.
The interior of this 2012 Volkswagen is unique in offering seating for four. It includes a rear-seat center console with a storage compartment and