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GREEN | 6 out of 10
21 mpg city, 32 highway (manual); 22/31 mpg (automatic); 17/25 mpg (VR6 4Motion)
In our hands, the CC returned a healthy 25 mpg in mixed driving.
Car and Driver
The V-6 slurped fuel, by VW standards, and also felt a bit sluggish.
The 2015 Volkswagen CC models equipped with the base 2.0T engine offer decent fuel efficiency within their competitive set and compared to vehicles offering similar interior space, and in some cases better than the competition.
The EPA rates the manual-transmission model at 21 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway, while the DSG automatic returns a similar 22 mpg in the city and 31 highway.
If you select the all-wheel-drive VR6 4Motion CC, you'll find it can be just as thirsty as some SUVs, at 17 mpg city, 25 highway. This is the main reason why we don't believe the model's added expense and complication are worth the improved all-weather performance.
We've found the dual-clutch automatic transmission (DSG) that's paired with the 2.0T engine to be very efficient and responsive in real-world driving, and it doesn't cut gas mileage like some conventional automatic transmissions.
The choice for efficient drivers is clearly the turbocharged four-cylinder CC.