The Volkswagen CC is really in a class all its own; it offers visual panache matched only by Mercedes' CLS sedan, which is priced starting at tens of thousands more.
The new-for-'09 Audi A4 shares the CC's attention-getting styling and matches the quality—if not outright beauty—of its interior.
The Cadillac CTS is also sharp outside and in, and its excellent powertrains and rear-wheel-drive chassis offer far superior driving dynamics.
Chrysler's 300 is bold and handsome in a very different way than the CC, but its interior surfaces and details are a letdown.
The Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 trail this pack in terms of styling excitement, but the rear-wheel-drive architecture and Lexus' attention to detail are a pleasure.
|2009 Volkswagen CC||2009 Audi A4||2009 Cadillac CTS|
|$27,100Browse Used Listings||$30,700Browse Used Listings||$36,560Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas V6|
|4-Door Manual Sport||4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*||4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA|
|Front Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sdn||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|