2014 Volkswagen Passat CC
The 2014 Volkswagen CC is a five-seat, full-size sedan that competes with the Nissan Maxima, Acura TSX and Buick Regal. It is offered in 2.0T Sport, 2.0T R-Line, 2.0T Executive and 3.6L VR6 Executive trim levels. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims except for the 3.6L VR6 Executive, which features all-wheel drive. The 2014 CC has received minor adjustments to its available features. A backup camera is now included with 2.0T Executive, Sport and R-Line trims, while the 3.6L VR6 Executive now comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a motion-activated trunk opener and keyless access with push-button start. New for the 2014 CC is Volkswagen's Car-Net telematics system, which includes features such as stolen vehicle location, roadside assistance and crash notification. The CC comes standard with a 200-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that's paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It is available with a 280-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard; only the 3.6L VR6 Executive features all-wheel drive, which VW calls 4Motion. The 2014 CC's engines are capable of running on E15 fuel. Significant standard features include seating for five, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, dual exhaust tips, power-adjustable heated front seats, air conditioning, simulated leather upholstery, a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and a six-CD audio system with a touchscreen, HD radio and iPod connectivity. Notable optional features include 18-inch alloy wheels, headlight washers with heated nozzles, a power moonroof, extended sport bumpers and darkened taillights (R-Line models), brushed aluminum trim, ambient lighting, a power rear sunshade, a Dynaudio premium sound system, a massaging driver's seat and ventilated front seats. Standard safety features include antilock brakes, side curtain airbags, front side-impact airbags, an electronic stability system and a backup camera (for vehicles produced late in the model year). Front and rear parking sensors are optional. While technically a sedan, the 2014 Volkswagen CC has the styling of a coupe – and the driving experience of one, too. It's a lot of fun to drive, and it's got plenty of great features. But if you're looking for a vehicle that can accommodate a family for long periods, its somewhat cramped interior might convince you to look elsewhere.
By Mr. Kush | 26 Aug 2021