What is the Volkswagen Passat CC? Simply put it’s a coupe version of the standard Volkswagen Passat. Introduced in 2008, the car is brilliant choice to those who want a practical family car that has a sporty influence upon it.

We take a look at some our favourite features on the car in this article.

Variants

There are plenty of choices when you purchase the Volkswagen Passat CC. You’ll be able to choose from the:

  • 2.0 Turbodiesel – 138bhp
  • 2.0 Diesel – 168bhp
  • 1.8 Turbocharged petrol – 158bhp
  • 3.6 Petrol – 295bhp
  • 2.0 Petrol – 197bhp

The range of engines available offers plenty of flexibility, appealing to a broad range of drivers.

Handling

The CC offers great handling. It rides over speed humps very well, with passengers rarely feeling uncomfortable sections of the road. There are also 3 different driving modes, with the ‘Sport’ mode giving the car a more enjoyable drive with further improved handling.

Safety

Let’s not forget that this car is taken from the original Passat, which is a family orientated car. It then comes as no surprise that the safety features within the car are of excellent. There are 8 airbags and stability control fitted to every model as standard. Extras include cruise control that keeps a safe distance from cars ahead and a lane departure warning system. Drivers will be able to drive with peace of mind, knowing that the car is designed limit the damage as much as possible if they were to crash.

Equipment

The Volkswagen Passat CC comes generously equipped with the standard models. You’ll get sports seats, sports suspension, zone climate control, a 6 disc CD player and a touchscreen. With the GT Version, there will be 18 inch alloys and an electronic absorber control.

Conclusion

There are other brilliant features about the car that make it a fantastic buy , such as the running costs, with the diesels said to return mpg in the range in the 30’s and 50’s for the petrol. It’s one of the company’s more upper-class vehicles, with the quality of the car is outstanding. The Volkswagen Passat CC is far from your average family car. It appeals to many motorists and will be very popular for many years.