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#15

in 2011 Upscale Midsize Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $14,733 - $20,881
Original MSRP: $28,200 - $39,990
MPG: 22 City / 31 Hwy
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2011 Volkswagen CC Interior

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The 2011 CC’s interior is comfortable, luxurious and handsome. Most reviewers say it is also well-built, with high-quality materials, like the leatherette seats. They note that since it only seats four, the CC may not be ideal for everyone. Its cargo space is also slightly small in comparison with other upscale midsize cars. Test drivers particularly dislike the trunk’s small opening and large hinges. 

  • "The 2011 Volkswagen CC's interior is, in a word, gorgeous. Although the dash and console are typical VW fare, it's the distinctive seat sew pattern and elegant door panels that draw one in." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "From the base Sport model to the top-of-the-line Executive trim, the 2011 Volkswagen CC comes stocked with plenty of luxury amenities and displays, workmanship we normally associate with premium luxury brands." -- Edmunds
  • "Padded surfaces abound. Top-quality materials create an attractive, comfortable, well-made cabin. The Sport and Lux's ‘leatherette’ vinyl seats and faux-metal plastic trim are credible imitations and still feel class-appropriate." -- Consumer Guide

Seating

Reviewers unanimously agree the 2011 VW CC’s seats are ideal for long road trips. They like the numerous adjustment options on the standard power-adjustable heated front seats, as well as the bolstering and comfort that both the front and back seats give riders. Test drivers don’t like that the CC’s sloping roofline impedes rear visibility though.

Because the CC only seats four people, it may not be the best car for families. If you often have three passengers in your rear seat, you’ll want to look elsewhere. While reviewers agree that legroom is adequate, headroom is tight for taller passengers.

  • "Good headroom and legroom. The bolstered seats are supportive and road-trip pleasant. Comfort is further enhanced by a standard manual tilt and telescopic steering wheel and power driver and passenger seats. Visibility to the rear is impeded by a raked rear window and high rear deck." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Seat comfort is paramount to long drives and the CC's 12-way power adjustable heated and ventilated driver's seat with four-way power lumbar support is among the best in the business." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The front seats offer a plethora of adjustments to fit nearly any body type. Rear seat headroom is limited by the sloping roof line, so taller rear passengers will find themselves slouching to fit, but average-sized adults should find these seats supportive and comfortable, with ample legroom. Rather than cram a center seat in the back, the CC's designers used that space to provide the two rear passengers with a covered bin, handy cupholders and a flip-down armrest." -- Edmunds

Interior Features

The automotive press loves the 2011 Volkswagen CC’s interior. They especially like the quality of the interior materials and the simplicity of the audio, climate and navigation functions, which can be complex and confusing in other cars.

The 2011 CC comes with Bluetooth and an eight-speaker stereo/CD system featuring a six-disc, in-dash CD changer, auxiliary input, iPod connectivity and satellite radio as standard equipment.

  • "Climate dials are reasonably large, clear, and simple to operate. The navigation system works well but could be set higher for easier reading. It absorbs some audio functions, but doesn't overly complicate them." -- Consumer Guide
  • “Other interior materials are well textured, with the majority being soft to the touch." -- Edmunds

Cargo

The 2011 Volkswagen CC's trunk is small by upscale midsize class standards. At 13 cubic feet, it is smaller than the Buick Regal and Nissan Maxima’s trunks, which both have 14.2 cubic feet of space. Reviewers say the small opening and large hinges make loading items into the CC’s trunk difficult.

  • "The split-folding rear seats feature a center pass-through to add to the 13 cubic feet of trunk space, which is a bit small for a midsize sedan. As a result, a golf bag will need to lie diagonally within the trunk, limiting the ability to accommodate more cargo." -- Edmunds
  • "The trunk's load height is low enough for easy loading, but the opening is small and its hinges intrude into the cargo space. For more cargo room, the 60/40 rear seat folds almost flat with ease." -- Consumer Guide

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