Compare 2011 Volkswagen CC vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2011 Volkswagen CC
2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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4-Door Sedan Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV Sport 22 31 $27,045 $28,200
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 22 31 $27,045 $28,200
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV Sport 21 31 $28,099 $29,300
4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 21 31 $28,099 $29,300
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV R-Line 22 31 $28,885 $30,120
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 22 31 $28,885 $30,120
4-Door Sedan Lux 21 31 $29,897 $31,175
4-Door Sedan PZEV Lux 21 31 $29,897 $31,175
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV R-Line 21 31 $29,939 $31,220
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 21 31 $29,939 $31,220
4-Door Sedan Lux Plus 21 31 $32,199 $33,575
4-Door Sedan PZEV Lux Plus 21 31 $32,199 $33,575
4-Door Sedan Lux Limited 21 31 $32,966 $34,375
4-Door Sedan PZEV Lux Limited 21 31 $32,966 $34,375
4-Door Sedan Executive 4Motion 17 25 $38,351 $39,990
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4-Door Sedan CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CLS 550 14 21 $68,820 $74,000
4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG 12 18 $92,116 $99,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,045
$68,820
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,200
$74,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$1233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Volkswagen CC has performance that doesn't altogether match its sexy shape, and seating space is disappointing, but otherwise there's a lot to like.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Large
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94 104.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 193.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 17.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R17 P285/30R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P255/35R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 4023
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
DI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700-5000 391 @ 2800-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 382 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 14
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.42
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen CC Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson concept Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link fully independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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