Review: Volkswagen Passat CC (2008 – 2012)


Very good looking, stylish alternative to the standard Passat. Coupe looks with plenty of rear passenger space. Quality improvements.

3.6-litre V6 is thirsty and pricey.

Volkswagen Passat CC (2008 – 2012): At A Glance

The Passat CC features the profile of a coupe yet benefiting from four doors and four individual seats with plentiful headroom and offering a Mercedes CLS look for less money. Many of the problem areas of the 2005-2010 Passat put right. Best to think of the CC as a different car.

What does a Volkswagen Passat CC (2008 – 2012) cost?

List Price from £25,580
Buy new from £19,168
Contract hire from £207.12 per month

Real MPG average for a Volkswagen Passat CC (2008 – 2012)

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Average performance


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28–62 mpg

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What have we been asked about the Volkswagen Passat CC (2008 – 2012)?

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Why is my Volkswagen Passat juddering when I start it?

I have a 2010 Volkswagen Passat CC automatic diesel. It's started to judder when I start it. Any ideas what it could be? It's driving me mad.
Reads like the wet clutch pack in the DQ250 6-speed DSG. This is due a fluid and filter change every four years or 40,000 miles whichever comes first.
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Key attributes of the this model are: Comfortable seats, Diesel engine, High quality interior, Motorway cruiser, Quiet cabin, Refined ride and Economical.

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What do owners think?

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