In addition to a somewhat refreshed look, the Volkswagen CC gets a few more standard items for 2013; prices have risen accordingly, with the CC range now stretching from $30,250 to $41,410 and including Sport, Sport Plus, Lux, and Executive models. Sport and Sport Plus are only offered in four-cylinder guise, while Lux models come with the VR6 and front-wheel drive while the Executive upgrades to 4Motion all-wheel drive.
Power windows, locks and mirrors; air conditioning; cruise control; power front seats; and heated front seats are standard on all 2013 VW CC models. Overall, that's a feature set that isn't especially lavish--especially for a vehicle that starts over $30,000. A VW-Tex vinyl ("leatherette" is the word, we believe) is now the base upholstery in the CC, while true leather is reserved for top-of-the-line VR6 Lux and VR6 Executive 4Motion models. Bluetooth is standard on all CC sedans, as is a stereo with USB and auxiliary ports.
Dual-zone climate control is included in the Lux, as is ambient lighting lighting and dark brushed-aluminum trim, plus a panoramic sunroof. VR6 Lux models add navigation, a headlight washer system, a rearview camera, leather upholstery, and memory seat and mirrror settings.
Executive models command a price much, much higher ($42,240), in part because they bundle in many more features and feel up to the part of a luxury car. Ventilated front seats with massage; Park Distance Control; front and rear proximity sensors; Dynaudio premium sound; and a power rear sunshade are among the Executive extras.