Having four doors makes the Volkswagen CC rather more convenient than many coupe-styled cars.
Ride and Handling
Ride quality is pretty reasonable, and notably better than that of some of its rivals such as the Citroen DS5. The CC is quite pliant at absorbing the bumps, but this is a sporty coupe so the damping is set towards the firmer end of the scale. You cannot necessarily expect it to be as cushioned as a similar sized saloon. Our test car was fitted with adaptive suspension that comes with higher-spec models, and this is worth having as it gives you the option of choosing how firm or cushioned you want the damping to be.
For the biggish car that it is, this Volkswagen coupe handles tidily and is well-mannered on a cross-country canter. It does not have quite the same sporty edge as some of its rivals on a twisty back-road, where you are aware of the body’s bulk on the bends. A BMW 3-Series, for example, is more rewarding in such circumstances. Overall, though, the CC has safe and assured handling that makes it enjoyable to drive, it is a relaxed motorway cruiser and it has a tireless long-legged feel for a long trip.
Ease of Use
Having four doors makes the Volkswagen CC rather more convenient than many coupe-styled cars. The rear doors are quite discreetly styled, and they are a boon for allowing easy access to the rear seats rather than having to engage in the awkward struggle past the front ones that a two- or three-door coupe necessitates. Access to the boot space, though, is via a boot-lid rather than the hatchback-style tailgate that some similar sized coupes now have. The boot is a reasonable size for the type of car, though, at 452 litres.