2009 Volkswagen CC Sport

Andrew Trahan

The Volkswagen CC Sport was an extremely comfortable car for a long weekend drive that involved hauling things and people. Everyone who rode in the CC complimented the fine interior, which looks like it belongs in a $40,000 car rather than one costing less than $30,000. It's an exquisitely detailed cabin, one with thoughtful use of space for stuff - for instance, there's a bin in the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel, and a slot between the twin cup holders holds a cell phone. The seats are like fine leather furniture, and thickly pebbled leather caps aluminum and wood slabs on the dash.

A high clutch takeup is my only powertrain complaint. Otherwise, it's fast and smooth with a slick-shifting six-speed, great brakes, and sport-sedan handling.

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