Trying to always be on the cutting edge is a tough task, especially in the car world. Case in point: this 2014 Volkswagen CC R-Line.

While an early adopter of the 4-door coupe styling, the CC is getting a little long in the tooth, despite a recent refresh. Still attractive, just now a tad vanilla. R-Line extras do add some needed attitude.

The interior remains focused on comfort, and its top notch. Coupe styling does mean coupe proportions, though, and headroom might be an issue. The all-business dash design is largely unchanged, and easy to get along with. A backup camera is a new CC standard.

The peppy, 2.0 liter turbo I4 puts down 200 horsepower through a six speed dual clutch to the front wheels--18 inchers with the R Line package--plenty fun for the casual cruiser in all of us.

On sale now, the 2014 Volkswagen CC R-Line starts around $34,000.


  • Engine: 2.0 liter
  • Horsepower: 200
  • Price: Starts around $34,000