#4: Volkswagen CC
- Small overlap frontal crash test rating: marginal
- J.D. Power Initial Quality: 3 out of 5
- Price: $28,515 (Sedan)
- 2011 sales: 29,502
The Volkswagen CC sedan debuted in 2008. Despite mixed reviews, including a J.D. Power initial quality score of three out of five, the vehicle has grown its user base. Units sold have increased every year, and went up by 24% between 2009 and 2011. According to IIHS’s small overlap frontal crash test rating, the car’s door was “sheared off its hinges.” The report added, “The CC is the first vehicle the institute has ever evaluated to completely lose its door.” IIHS explained that any vehicle that loses its door automatically fails a test as the driver could be ejected from the vehicle.
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