Differences in the 2016 Volkswagen CC
It’s a new model year, which means shoppers can expect new features and updates to all the models they were already considering. In some ways, this makes it a confusing time to be on the market for a new car. Should you save some money on the 2015, or is it worth it to spend a little more for the newest options on the market. When looking at the differences in the 2016 Volkswagen CC compared to the 2015, you may want to hold out for a bit longer.
Before thinking it’s a savvy decision to opt for the 2015 model year, consider this: the 2016 Volkswagen CC has new trim options. This matters because a new 2.0T Trend takes its place below the 2.0T Sport, dropping the base MSRP to $31,570. At this point, finding a new 2015 may not be all that easy, but even if you did the price might actually be competing with the newer model year.
As far as features are concerned, the Trend takes on most of the features of the Sport, bumping the latter trim up as a sort of mix between the Sport and Executive trim levels of last year, since the Executive has been removed as an option. Instead, the R-Line receives Executive and Executive w/Carbon options to pick up the slack while adding sportier styles and more premium materials. All this said, standard features in the base model will include Bi-Xenon headlights with daytime running lights, automatic climate control, heated and 12-way power-adjustable front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, LED taillights and the MIB II infotainment system. You may or may not have noticed the navigation system is no longer a base features, but as the MIB II system in this model is the larger 6.3-inch capacitive unit, App-Connect features are also included. This means smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, so navigation apps can be used right through the head unit.
The lower price point and inclusion of the MIB II infotainment systems are the main reasons why the newest model year CC is so appealing. It has the same streamlined design which makes it at once sportier and more sophisticated, and the materials in the interior do justice to the Volkswagen name with a combination of textures and well-fitted trim pieces. For those considered the top trim level, the 3.6-liter VR6 4Motion Executive, a variety of driver assistance features have also been added, including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking and more.
The 2016 Volkswagen CC will be available within the month at Volkswagen of Springfield. Feel free to contact us if you’d like to be kept in the loop when the vehicle becomes available. Also be sure to keep checking back here at our dealership blog for more information on new vehicle release dates, Volkswagen features and automotive news.