Last Chance: The 2017 Volkswagen CC Sport

Front 3/4 view of 2017 Volkswagen CC Sport
The 2017 Volkswagen CC Sport.
The four-door coupe took the luxury car world by storm a few years ago.  Volkswagen jumped in with the CC---really just a lowered Passat with a different roof and taillights---and found that the phenomenon was not universal.  So, 2017 will be the last year for the CC.

Rear 3/4 view of 2017 Volkswagen CC Sport
2017 Volkswagen CC Sport.
And that's really a shame.  Our Publisher and Executive Editor has been the one to drive and review the CC the past two years, and he loved it, noting that people guessed the price at $50,000 to $60,000 instead of the mid-30-thousand range it actually sells for.

I have the same overall impression he did.  Solid, quick---thanks to the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine---reasonably economical with an EPA fuel economy estimate of 22 city/31 highway, and built and equipped like the right-sized German sedan it is.

Interior view of 2017 Volkswagen CC Sport
2017 Volkswagen CC Sport interior.
The CC Sport is actually the base CC, with the only step up being the Executive R-Line Michael drove last year.  The price begins at $34,475, with 17-inch alloy wheels, bi-Xenon automatic adaptive headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED taillights, front fog lights, heated, foldable power side mirrors, rain sensing windshield wipers with heated washer nozzles, dual-zone climate control, leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel, heated power front seats with lumbar support, a split-folding rear seat with armrest and pass-through, leatherette seating surfaces, an adjustable front center armrest with storage, auto-dimming rearview mirror, front and rear reading lights, carpeted floormats front and rear, stainless steel door sill scuff plates, an electric parking brake, a rearview camera, keyless access, pushbutton start, navigation, an AM/FM/HDRadio/CD eight-speaker audio system, cruise control and a six-speed automatic transmission, all standard.

That is tremendous value.  It also includes VW Car-Net, with smartphone integration, and an infotainment and safety app suite.  All for $34,475.   And that is how our test vehicle came, just what was standard. Zero options.  With $865 destination charge, the as-tested price was $35,340.

The CC is a winner in every way except the sales charts.  Get one while you can.