Volkswagen CC Sport V6

The Volkswagen CC Sport had a V6 engine model in 2009 and 2010. It was known as the VR6 Sport.
Written by Mary Cahill
Reviewed by Hillary Kobayashi
Updated on Dec 15, 2022
The Volkswagen CC Sport V6 was only available for model years 2009 and 2010. The V6 Sport version was known as the VR6 Sport. This four-seat sedan generates up to 280 horsepower and comes with front-wheel drive (FWD).  
When the Volkswagen CC debuted in the 2009 model year, it was marketed as the edgier sibling of the Passat. The styling was sportier and a 3.6-liter V6 engine was offered on the top two trim levels: VR6 Sport and
VR6 4Motion
Although the Volkswagen CC VR6 Sport was only offered for two years, its stylish looks, powerful engine, and well-appointed interior gave it real staying power on the used car market. 
Here, we’ll review some of the CC’s standout features and specs, and see how it compares to other models in its class. 

2010 Volkswagen CC VR6 Sport

Starting price: $7,456
Engine: DOHC 24-valve 3.6-liter narrow-angle V6 (VR6)
Horsepower: 280 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 265 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm
0 to 60: 6.4 seconds
The Volkswagen CC VR6 Sport is a family car that’s fun to drive. By taking the classy design elements of the
and fusing them with the performance-style suspension and firm handling of a
, VW had a unique vehicle on its hands when it rolled out the CC. 
Topping it off with a powerful V6 option was a bold move that also significantly increased the sticker price. A 2010 CC Sport with a four-cylinder engine had a base MSRP of $27,760, while a 2010 CC VR6 Sport commanded a staggering starting price of $39,310
The CC received applause from automotive experts for its sleek body style and thoughtful interior touches, like the wood grain accent on the upper trims. Other notable features of the 2010 Volkswagen CC VR6 Sport include: 
  • Six-speed automatic transmission: The CC’s lower trims,
    , both come with a six-speed automated manual transmission as a standard feature, while the VR6 Sport and VR6 4Motion are automatic. 
  • Eight-way power-adjustable heated front seats: Living up to its reputation as a fast car with sophistication, the CC doesn’t skimp on creature comforts that make the cabin a pleasant place to be.  
  • 10-speaker sound system: Dynaudio’s state-of-the-art sound system has a 600-watt stereo output. Satellite radio functionality is also available. 
Dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, and front and rear parking assist are other enhancements you’ll enjoy when you drive the CC VR6 Sport.
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How’s the fuel economy?

What the V6 engine provides in power it lacks in fuel efficiency—which is true of most vehicles. As for the VR6 Sport, the fuel economy is just alright. The EPA-estimated gas mileage for a 2010 CC VR6 Sport is 18 city/27 highway/21 combined mpg

Which Volkswagen CC models have the V6?

Initially, only the VR6 Sport and VR6 4Motion trim levels of the Volkswagen CC came with a six-cylinder engine—with the main difference between them being that the top-level trim 4Motion had standard all-wheel drive (AWD)
By 2011, the VR6 Sport was history and the VR6 4Motion remained the only CC trim that offered V6 as a standard feature. By 2017, the V6 engine was entirely axed from CC’s lineup—this was also the last model year the CC was produced. 

How fast is the Volkswagen CC VR6? 

The CC VR6 Sport has a middling 0 to 60 sprint time of 6.4 seconds. When a VR6 is equipped with AWD, it's just barely faster, going from 0 to 60 in 6.2 seconds
If you’re curious about how the 2010 VR6 Sport ranks against the competition, here’s a look at the speed stats from other V6 sedans of the era:
Key Takeaway The 2010 Volkswagen CC VR6 Sport sits in the middle of the pack for both fuel economy and speed stats. 

Which is better: CC VR6 Sport or CC VR6 4Motion?

Both CC trims were very similar back in the day, but if you’re seriously considering purchasing a used Volkswagen CC and don’t have an aversion to AWD, we suggest exploring the CC VR6 4Motion a little further. 
The reason for this is simply that it was around longer than the VR6 Sport and you’ll likely be more satisfied with the tech features in a later-model VR6 4Motion. 
The 2016 4Motion (the final year it was offered with a V6 engine) boasts a better infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as lane-keeping assist
Since there were more CC VR6 4Motions made than VR6 Sports, it will probably be much easier to find a used 4Motion for sale. According to Kelley Blue Book, the fair market range for a 2016 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion is between $16,273 and $19,518
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