If you’re searching for a car that offers both performance and comfort, the 2013 Volkswagen CC may be the answer to your prayers.
Staying true to the lineage of classic design, ultimate safety and surprising performance, the 2013 VW CC does not disappoint.
Making your next car-buying decision far easier, Volkswagen has just two model options for you to choose from in the CC range: the 130TDI and the V6 FSI.
The difference? Easy. The 130TDI is diesel and the V6 FSI is petrol.
Exterior and style
‘You can see it from the first glance,’ Volkswagen says in their brochure. ‘The car’s lines are strong and sinuous, assertive and inviting. Style and substance.’
It’s true: Volkswagen has created a vehicle that is simple and yet effective with its appearance. Sleek lines, Bi-Xenon lights and an elegant front grille present an overall impression of sophistication.
Interior and comfort
The interior is pure bliss, with seats that are upholstered in plush Nappa leather and gadgets such as a Satellite Navigation System, Bluetooth connectivity, dual zone automatic climate control, key-less access, illuminated vanity mirrors, Multi-Function Display and 12-way adjustable sports seats.
Under the bonnet
The V6 FSI has a 3.6 litre petrol V6 engine that releases 220kW/350 Nm of raw power. Expect a hair-raising 0 to 100km time of 5.6 seconds.
Meanwhile, the 130TDI offers a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine with 130kW/380 Nm handled by a Direct Shift Gearbox. 0 to 100 for this model is 8.6 seconds.
Lane Assist, Side Assist, Park Assist, Front Assist (with City Emergency Brake), all mean that when you’re driving a Volkswagen CC, you feel, well, assisted.
Safety-wise, Volkswagen has left no stone unturned, using active and passive safety systems, head restraints and airbags to help make sure that your trip is as safe as it is enjoyable.
On the road
According to Volkswagen, decades of research have culminated in a high-tech TDI engine that allows the release of specific amounts of fuel at ‘extremely high pressure’. This means that you get higher fuel economy and performance.
Add to this a DSG gearbox that allows seamless gearshifts that take just three to four hundredths of a second, impressive BlueMotion technology, and the Coasting Function of the V6 FSI, and you end up with an enjoyable and exciting drive. The only downside is that the ride is possibly a little too firm for some tastes.
Value for money
The price for the 130DI starts at $61,484.68 while the V6 FSI price begins at $74,899.98, plus on roads.
When it comes to the VW CC price, it’s worth considering that you get stylish design, premium cabin options as standard, and impressive fuel consumption in the 130TDI, and power in the V6 FSI.
So, how does the 2013 VW CC stack up against the competition? Well, the Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 has similar performance, but is close to double the VW CC price.
Although almost considered to be in another category, the Subaru WRX STi is close to the VW CC (V6 FSI) in both performance and price – although undoubtedly attracts a different market.
Overall, it appears that the 2013 VW CC has managed to find a niche in the oversaturated car market.
The car is a people pleaser, as more than one VW CC review has found. And while the exterior could probably do with a revamp for the next model, overall it is still a really great combination of design, comfort and power.
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