Pros Tuetonic isolation at high speeds
Steering feel with great feedback/weight
Screaming narrow angle VR6 with great low RPM growl
Interior quality that trumps competing Japanese products in this pricerange
German build quality
Cons No DSG
No lane departure (not sure why review mentions this)
No Active Chassis Control
Summary The "B6" Passat has always been a premium luxury sports sedan, especially in top VR6 trim. The CC improves the already gorgeous interior to levels of fit/finish of a premium Audi sedan. Driving dynamics are akin to the Audi A4. The 3.6 VR6 is a highly sophisticated variable timed, directly injected motor which sounds great at high RPM and has a burbly BMW-like exhuast note when rolling around in town. This car offers many "premium" features that even some of $30K class of cars doesn't offer - AFS Bi-Xenon lighting, backup camera, 600 watt audio system, etc. I've driven the new 2009 Acura TL and the fit/finish and overall build quality is nowhere near this car, which is puzzling for a car that starts at $36K. Unlike the CC, with it's vast array of soft-touched and expertly damped interior components, the Acura TL looks like a stylized Accord, with the same harsh, flibsy, cheap plastics. The ELS audio system also was inferior to the Dynaudio unit in the CC. Overall, a premium car, with a premium price tag. Remember, Volkswagen owns Audi, Buggati, Lambo, and Bentley - they know a thing or two about world class build quality. The Passat and the new CC are obviously more refined than their closest Japanese peers and offer a tuetonic feel that Tokyo has yet to really enmulate.
Pros Beautiful design, comfortable and attractive interior, plenty of power
with the 4 cylinder engine.
Cons Really sloppy/light steering. Why can't VW make a car with precise and
firm steering like a BMW? Why have a sunroof if it only pops open a couple
of inches and doesn't retract?
Summary Just finished a test drive in the CC (luxury model). The best thing about this
car is the head-turning design. I loved the comfortable and supportive seats
and the attractive interior. The luxury model with navigation, leather
and almost every conceivable option stickered out at just over $35 K. If it
were not for the sloppy steering, I would definitely consider purchasing this car.
Pros Style - this car has it in spades. People compliment this car out of the blue at gas stations, hotel valet's etc.
More air bags than you can count, a beautifully integrated audio/navigational/phone system. Solid steering and handling, responsive V6 engin
Cons Sunroof only cracks open a few inches, rear seats do not fold (you just have a small opening between seats you can place skies through). Tire pressure monitor cannot be adjusted to the lower pressure when installing winter tires unless you take it to the
Summary I had never looked twice to a VW but this car won me over at first glance; I bought it without ever testing or riding one (long story) and it has not only met my expectations, it has exceeded them by far. The only thing I am not truly in love with is the sound of the V6 engine, reminds me a bit of the Ford Mustang and that is not a compliment in my book.
Pros Great interior, options I wanted at a price that I can live with. Turbo 4 is responsive and quick! Plenty of juice at 80 and up!
Cons V6 model feels heavy and sluggish
Summary After owning a 06 Passat I came to enjoy the rock solid feel and highway comfort of the car. The 2010 model has raised the bar. When driving I actually feel like I'm in a coupe, whch is a drastic difference from 06 model. While at the local dealer we drove a VR6 luxury model, while comfortable, body roll was excessive at speed, steering felt sloppy, and heavy front end digs deep under med to heavy brake pressure. Turbo 4 is very reponsive and surprisingly quick. Steering in this car felt spot on with minimal body roll and impressive braking. Which leads me to believe that VW should come up with a better engine configuration for this model line. A diesel option woul be great and the 272hp turbo 4 from the Audi TT with a modified drivetrain that mimics the TT's would be awesome in this vehicle and would place it in a unique market niche.
The luxury model tops out at nearly forty grand! I would with my dealer and got the options I wanted. Touch-Stereo with iPod connection, Sirius XM, HD Radio, 6-disc changer, Hard drive, bluetooth, and heated front seats for $29.5. Kevin @ Dirito Brothers Walnut Creek rocks!
Pros Great styling, smooth, powerful engine, nice-shifting transmission, beautiful interior.
Cons The owner manuals are poorly indexed, organized and written. Very difficult to find answers to question.
Summary When I first saw a CC TV commercial, I took notice. My Accord drove like new, but the CC was a must-have.
Thanks for your submission!
Write a Review
|Initial Sort Order|
|Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price From Edmunds.com||No|| |
|See all prices|