2012 Volkswagen CC Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,459 - $12,400
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
200-280
Seats
4
Color:  Reflex Silver Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,459 - $12,400
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
200-280
Seats
4

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 4.2 Comfort 3.5 Styling 4.4 Value 3.0

Editor's Overview

If you are looking for style points in your mid-size car purchase rather than room and utility, the 2012 Volkswagen CC deserves a place on your radar. Along with nifty handling its "4-door coupe" design is chic, and its interior is equally tasteful although it typically seats four instead of five.

Volkswagen CC Models & Trims

Sport $7,459 - $9,136
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5, 19 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
R-Line $7,802 - $9,505
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8, 19 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Lux $8,205 - $9,908
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8, 19 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Lux Plus $9,075 - $10,824
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8, 19 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Lux Limited $9,341 - $11,128
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8, 19 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Executive 4Motion $10,401 - $12,400
Horsepower: 280 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8, 19 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.05

22 Reviews

5 star 32% 4 star 41% 3 star 27% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Sporty look and drive in a sedan.

I love to drive my car as it is comfortable, and beautiful. This is the second cc I have owned. I have had transmission problems twice with this car. In fact, it is at the dealership now needing a 2nd new transmission and it is out of warranty because the 2nd transmission came with a 1 year/12k warranty and I am beyond that in miles.

- Liz S

Poor man's Mercedes: When I first saw my cc I thought it was a new Mercedes.

The vehicle is just over 5 years old and now the repairs have gotten very expensive. Volkswagen wants over $2600 to repair a seal leak. Performance has been great and the car has been very reliable. It is comfortable to drive but the wife complains the passenger seat is too low for her to get in and out of the car easily.

- John P

I love how sleek the car looks.

I like my car but I fixed the driver brake light it keeps coming out and wont stay in. I like how the car handles and feels. The only thing I would change is the cup holder built it to the backseat. It takes up a whole spot for someone to sit. I would recommend the car.

- Rita Q

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,459 - $9,136
$7,802 - $9,505

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 (hp)
200 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L turbocharged TSI I4 engine
2.0L turbocharged TSI I4 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.6 (in.)
41.6 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.4 (in.)
37.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.3 (in.)
37.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.6 (in.)
36.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 (cu. ft.)
13 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/35R19
P235/35R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.7 (in.)
106.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 (ft.)
37.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
188.9 (in.)
188.9 (in.)

Width

Width
73 (in.)
73 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3300 - 3344 (.lbs)
3300 - 3344 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 (hp)
200 (hp)

Torque

Torque
207 (ft. lbs.)
207 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 (gal.)
18.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
22 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
31 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (6)

Tires > Pressure Monitoring And Regulating Systems Jun 3, 2011
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 3, 2011
NHTSA Campaign:
11V312000
Summary:
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012, CC VEHICLES, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLES SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138, "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)." THE FACTORY INSTALLED WHEELS AND TIRES WERE REPLACED AT THE PORT WITH ACCESSORY WHEELS AND TIRES THAT WERE NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE PROPER TPMS SENSORS.
Consequence:
WITH THE INCORRECT TPMS SENSORS, DRIVERS WILL RECEIVE A CONSTANT WARNING FROM THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM ALERTS THE DRIVER BUT, DUE TO INCORRECT TPMS SENSORS, THE SYSTEM CANNOT DETERMINE IF THE VEHICLE TIRES ARE PROPERLY INFLATED. THIS INCREASES THE RISK THAT THE VEHICLE WILL BE DRIVEN WITH ONE OR MORE UNDERINFLATED TIRES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A TIRE FAILURE THAT MAY LEAD TO A CRASH.
Remedy:
VOLKSWAGEN WILL REPLACE THE TPMS SENSORS WITH THE PROPER SENSORS TO MAKE THE TPMS SYSTEM OF THE VEHICLES COMPLIANT WITH FMVSS 138. AS OF JUNE 1, 2011, VOLKSWAGEN HAS CONTACTED ALL AFFECTED CUSTOMERS TO SCHEDULE THE REPAIRS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Unknown Or Other May 16, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
May 16, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V329000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Eos, 2012 Passat, 2012-2016 CC, 2015 e-Golf, 2011-2015 Touareg, 2012-2015 Tiguan, and 2011-2016 Golf and 2011-2013 GTI vehicles. Modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with all of the applicable regulatory requirements.
Consequence:
If the vehicles do not meet all regulatory requirements, there could be an increased risk of a crash, fire, or injury.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles to make them fully compliant or Volkswagen will repurchase them if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 13, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.
Air Bags Feb 10, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 10, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V078000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
Air Bags Aug 4, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 4, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V483000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan, 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta, 2011-2014 Golf and GTI, and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.
Consequence:
A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.
Air Bags Mar 6, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 6, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V148000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Volkswagen CC, 2010-2014 Golf, 2010-2011 Eos, 2007-2010 Passat Sedan, and 2007-2010 Passat Wagon vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Q9. Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 16V-078.
Fuel System, Gasoline Aug 16, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 16, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V509000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2009-2016 Volkswagen CC, 2006-2010 Passat and Passat Wagon vehicles. Interruption of electrical power to the fuel pump control module may cause the fuel pump to fail.
Consequence:
If the fuel pump fails, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump control module, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed on October 13, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20AE.

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