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Used Car: 2013 Volkswagen CC Review

Review Last Updated: 10/29/14

The 2013 Volkswagen CC earned praise for its peppy base engine and upscale cabin, but critics were disappointed with its rear-seat space.

The 2013 VW CC comes standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and auto writers said it provides plenty of power. The base model comes with front-wheel drive and is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic (automated manual). Test drivers noted that the automated manual executes rapid gear changes. A V6 is also available, and it comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. According to the EPA, the 2013 Volkswagen CC gets 22/31 mpg city/highway with the four-cylinder engine and automated manual transmission, which is on par for the class. Most automotive journalists said the CC has poised handling and delivers a composed ride, good cornering grip and nicely weighted steering.

Reviewers reported that no matter which trim you buy, the interior of the 2013 Volkswagen CC features premium materials, an elegant design and good build quality. Test drivers said the front seats are very comfortable and supportive. However, they wrote that the rear seats lack adequate headroom for taller adults because of the CC’s sloping roof. Critics also weren’t impressed with the CC’s 13.2-cubic-foot-trunk, which they noted is small for the class. Standard features in the 2013 Volkswagen CC include leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, power-adjustable front seats, Bluetooth, a touch-screen infotainment system, iPod connectivity and satellite radio. Available features include leather upholstery, navigation, front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. 

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The 2013 Acura TL has an excellent reliability rating for the class. Test drivers liked the TL’s spacious rear seats and powerful standard V6. They wrote that the Acura TL has agile handling, especially when equipped with all-wheel drive.

Critics appreciated the 2013 Cadillac CTS’ stylish, well-built interior and satisfying driving dynamics. The CTS also has a superb reliability rating, and automotive journalists said it feels especially powerful when equipped with the larger available V6 engine.

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