As a four-door coupe sedan, the 2018 Volkswagen five-passenger CC earned a lot of trust from a big enough section of car enthusiasts. It came with Sportline and Highline trim levels that earlier had a 6-speed manual transmission but now dropped for a 6-speed automatic one. Both the trims are built with a front-wheel drive mechanism powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine while the topmost trim Exceline got a 3.6L V6engine paired with a 6-speed automatic with a support of the 4Motion all-wheel drive system of Volkswagen. All the models have an R-Line Package as an option giving the vehicles a different style of front bumper with side skirts and larger wheels.
Engine Options and Their Fuel Capacity
When the VW Ontario dealer said that the base model of the 2018 Volkswagen CC has two engine options, one, the 2.0-litre turbo 4 engine that gives a 200 hp and a 207 lb.-ft. of torque and the other being 3.6-litre V6 engine with 280 hp and 265 lb.-ft of torque, they added that both of them are quick enough and fairly responsive. But what attracted the customers most is the punchy yet fuel efficient performance that comes out of the 2.0-litre diesel option. That manages to create a 148bhp with a respectable 118g/km of CO2. The vehicle drives 13.9 L/100 km in the city and 9.3 L/100 km in the highway.
The 2018 VW CC range with the 1.4-litre petrol engine could deliver a performance that though not as economical in fuel as the diesels, it gained popularity because of its affordability and as it got refined with its latest edition.
The GT or R-Line CC trim are the two diesel engines with 2.0-litres in capacity that come with either a 148bhp or an 181bhp. Though the higher performing trim costs more than the lower one, both are cheaper in comparison to their rivals in the segment with adequate performance.
The 181bhp motor option in the 2018 VW CC makes you have quite a brisk ride though some might feel the lack of being sporty. Even with hard acceleration, the handling feels safe, the passengers feel secure and the driver can remain composed.
While Adaptive dampers come as a standard equipment on some of the trim models, there is also an option to go for the 19in wheel. That is a combination that looks great on road with a reasonably good riding performance even on the unpaved surfaces.
As gathered by the customers of the Ontario VW dealers, the overall rides in CC are quite refined while the cabin settles into a calmness when the vehicle is cruising.
The Bottom Line
To round up the experience of the off-road driving in the 2018 VW CC, we can safely conclude that in spite of being a coupe, the CC model in particular can give an average drive that might not feel much engaging for aggressive drivers but is undoubtedly a peaceful choice for family outing. This can be more described as a comfy cruiser than a sporty runner.