2014 Volkswagen CC Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

Take the swoopy roofline, the more coupe-like appearance, and the sport-sedan proportions, and you might suspect that you're giving up some interior space and practicality with the 2014 Volkswagen CC, compared to other more staid sedans. Rightly so.

Realistically, though, unless you frequently carry taller adults in the backseat, the CC's fashion-forward nature, you really don't sacrifice that much space—and we see the CC working just fine for all but those who plan on frequently carrying taller adults in the backseat.

Seating in the VW CC is idiosyncratic; but the quiet, supple ride, excellent trims, and spacious trunk help outweigh some of those impressions.

There are definitely some things to be critical about with respect to the packaging, though. Headroom is a bit tight, and you'll either love or hate the somewhat 'scooped up' driving position. The three-passenger back seat is comfortable, but headroom is tight and the curvy roofline makes entry and exit tougher than you might think.

On the other hand, there's a lot to love--again provided you don't plan to cram adults in the back seat. The rear seatbacks flip forward to expand cargo space when needed; there's also a well-placed pass-through at the armrest; and there are some useful cubbies and bins. Interior trims look and feel luxury-grade, the ride is absorbent and controlled, and the trunk is huge.

Ride quality in the CC is also excellent—firm but supple enough to soak up minor potholes, and quiet. The frameless door system, which uses the power-window system to lock them tight after you close the doors, is also effective in really minimizing wind noise.

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