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2017 Volkswagen CC Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Volkswagen CC was new.


Interior: 7.5

The interior of the 2017 Volkswagen CC is well-built and features quality materials and an attractive design. The front seats are supportive and comfortable, and there is decent legroom in the back. However, rear-seat headroom is less than adequate, and trunk space is below average as well. The infotainment system is easy to use, as are the physical controls to make climate and audio adjustments.

  • "The 2017 Volkswagen CC's cabin is inviting, at least up front. High-quality materials appear throughout, highlighted by metal trim accents, faux or real leather depending on trim, and sleek, Euro-chic lines. We're especially fond of interiors outfitted with a 2-tone color scheme." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The CC's connection to the old Passat is most visible in its sophisticated cabin. Soft-touch materials abound, fit and finish is excellent and the overall design is intuitive, flowing and polished." -- Left Lane News (2016)
  • "The CC's interior offers pleasing upholstery and excellent build quality. The new-for-2016 infotainment system … helps add a modern touch." -- Edmunds (2016)


The 2017 CC seats five on standard leatherette seating. Also standard are heated and 12-way power-adjustable front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Leather upholstery is optional.

The CC’s front seats provide a wide range of adjustable positions, along with plenty of comfort and support. Passenger headroom in the rear seat is cramped because of the low roofline, and rear outward visibility suffers as well. Legroom in the back is sufficient though.

There are two complete sets of LATCH connectors in the CC, along with a top tether anchor for the middle seat. All of the tether anchors are easily found, but the middle one is difficult to access. The lower anchors are easy to locate as well but require significant force to attach the straps.

  • "The front seats are comfortable, and with 12-way-power adjustment it's easy for the driver and passenger to find a fit. The rear seats, however, are rather cramped. The trade-off for the CC's stylish, swoopy roofline is diminished rear-seat headroom and compromised outward visibility. Unlike initial versions of the CC that had seating for only four, all current models seat five." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The firm and supportive standard front seats provide the same power adjustments on both sides, a refreshing departure from the common practice of giving the passenger fewer toys. In the back, headroom is limited due to the CC's sleek roof line, but legroom is surprisingly ample." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • "Headroom is definitely reduced compared to the Passat, but it still seemed like a decent amount of room." -- Autoweek (2015)

Interior Features

The CC’s standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker sound system, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth phone streaming, a USB port, navigation, proximity key entry, push-button ignition, a rearview camera, and an infotainment system with a 6.3-inch touch-screen display, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Optional features include a sunroof, paddle shifters, Bluetooth audio streaming, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist.

The standard infotainment system functions smoothly and the graphics are clear for the most part. Smartphone synchronization is available through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Physical control knobs and dials are clearly labeled and easy to reach.

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  • "A new infotainment system called MIB II boasts faster operation, a larger screen and better integration with smartphones through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. But while the primary controls and gauges are perfectly functional on their own merits, they might seem a little too minimalist if you compare the CC to newer models fitted with the latest hardware." -- Edmunds (2016)
  •  "Climate dials are reasonably large, clear, and simple to operate. The touchscreen works well but could be set higher for easier reading. The display can wash out when wearing polarized sunglasses. The navigation system absorbs some audio functions, but doesn't overly complicate them." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "All the controls are well-placed and have a premium feel to them." -- Car and Driver (2013)


The 2017 CC's trunk has 13.2 cubic feet of cargo space, which is below the class average. The trunk opening is on the small side, but the low load height makes it easier to load. The second row folds down to create a nearly flat surface.

  • "The CC's trunk measures a rather modest 13.2 cubic feet, and its pinched shape may complicate the loading of larger items. On the bright side, the rear seatbacks fold flat to increase cargo capacity, and there's also a pass-through for skis and such behind the rear center armrest." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • "… though the roofline compromises the rear accommodations, there's an enormous trunk." -- Autoweek (2015)
  • "The trunk's load height is low enough for easy loading, but the opening is small and its hinges intrude into the cargo space. For more cargo room, the 60/40 rear seat folds almost flat with ease." -- Consumer Guide (2013)

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