Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Even though it has the latest ‘mobility’ tyres that can seal themselves against holes made by nails or screws up to 5mm in diameter and allow you to continue driving in all but extreme cases, the CC still comes with a full-size spare wheel. Six airbags are fitted, along with brake assistance and sophisticated electronic stability equipment that includes trailer stabilization when a factory towbar is fitted, automatic activation of hazard flashers during hard braking and an automatic dimming rear view mirror.

Options include lane assist, which counter-steers when the car drifts off course, and park assist, which automatically steers the car into a parking space at the push of a button.

Thanks to neat styling, the size of the CC’s rear window appears larger than it is and the tailgate smaller, but a huge capacity of 500 litres soon reinforces Volkswagen’s claim that despite its coupe description, this is a practical family car. And though the individual rear seats have sports shaping, their backrests still offer a split-fold facility to allow bulky loads to be carried.

In addition, the centre armrest can be folded down to accommodate longer items such as skis.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Passat CC (08-11).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Sat Nav

BlueMotion Tech equipment

BlueMotion Tech standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sat Nav
BlueMotion Tech optional equipment
None available

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
GT optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats