Well-equipped and attractive, the new and revamped 2017 Volkswagen CC presents an appealing middle ground between the entry-level luxury sedan and workaday family sedans. Some of the highlights for 2017 include ample standard features, availability of an all-wheel-drive system, and a striking exterior styling. Its release date should be expected early next year.
It is quite simple to see its appealing side when you just look at it. The exterior design is well-executed, while the compelling center of a Venn diagram between the four-door sedan and the sport coupe is simply captivating. And ever since it debuted six years ago, it has never looked back and continues to impress.
The interior comes with a pleasing upholstery made of upscale materials. For instance, the new infotainment system is now faster and larger than before. However, things remain unchanged beneath the hood as the vehicle still comes with the previous model’s 200 hp turbocharged manual transmission engine.
While there a few better choices available in the segment, the new 2017 Volkswagen CC still offers an inarguable package of luxury and style for anyone looking for something different out of the ordinary. Some of the alternatives to expect from the same segment include 2017 Acura TLX, 2017 Nissan Maxima, 2017 BMW 320i, and 2017 Honda Accord.
Volkswagen CC – Available Trims
The midsize sedan is available in a walloping six trims: base Trend, mid-trims trend, Sport, R-Line, Line Executive, R-Line Executive with Carbon, and top-of-the-line V6 4Motion Executive.
Exterior Review & Interior Redesign – 2017 Volkswagen CC
The 2017 Volkswagen CC Trend comes equipped with a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, carpeted floor mats, heated side view mirrors, power adjustable front seats, daytime running lights, manual transmission system, leather wrapped steering wheel, second-row air vents, an auto-dimming rearview mirrors, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a 6.3” touchscreen display, and VW Car-Net smartphone app integration.
Available as an optional add-on for any trim includes keyless access, LED daytime running lights, adaptive front lighting, an automatic transmission system, a navigation system, different 17” wheels, foglights, bi-xenon headlights, and a 6.3” infotainment screen.
Expect the 2017 Volkswagen CC R-Line to add paddle shifters, special exterior lighting, 18” wheels, unique door-sill plates, and special exterior styling.
Opting for the R-Line Executive instead gets you seat and door inserts, a panoramic sunroof, 18” wheels, a black headliner, and leather seating.
Finally, the 4Motion Executive trim adds collision mitigation, 18” wheels, heated front washer nozzles, rear and front parking distance control, V6 engine and an AWD, and 10-speaker Dynaudio sound system.
Stand-alone features available include automatic climate control, leatherette upholstery, LED headlights, unique exterior and interior accents, automatic wipers, and exterior heated mirrors.
Specifications include: width – 73”, length – 189.1”, – wheelbase – 106.7”, height – 55.8”, and ground clearance – 4.9”.
Engine Specs – 2017 Volkswagen CC
Except for the 4Motion Executive, all other 2017 Volkswagen CC trims come fitted with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine and front-wheel-drive. The 2.0L engine output stands at 200 horsepower and 207 pounds of torque.
Stepping up the performance is a 3.6L V6 rated at 280 horsepower and 265 pounds of torque and comes fitted on the 2017 Volkswagen CC 4Motion Executive.
During our test drive, a CC with a DSG and four-cylinder engine accelerated from standstill to 60mph in 7.0 seconds, and 6.8 seconds for the heavier 4Motion Executive model.
Some of the safety features to expect from the invigorated 2017 Volkswagen CC include geo-fencing and stolen vehicle locator, remote vehicle access, automatic crash notification, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, traction and stability control, collision mitigation, and rear parking sensors.
Price & 2017 Volkswagen CC Release Date
According to rumors, the vehicle will go for sale in U.S dealerships early next year. As for the price, expect the Trend Manual to set you back by an MSRP starting from $31,570, the Trend Automatic – $32,670, the Sport – $34,475, the R-Line Manual – $34,655, and the top-of-the-line R-Line Automatic – $35,755.