2009 Volkswagen CC vs. Its Competition

2009 Volkswagen CC

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.

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The 2009 Volkswagen CC is not the safest, most practical, or sportiest sedan in its segment, but its interior and exterior styling are matched only by vehicles costing significantly more.
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The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
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The 2009 Cadillac CTS continues to compete with the best from Mercedes and BMW with a distinctly American approach, boasting some of the top tech features in its class.
MSRP From  
$27,100$30,700$36,560
Gas Mileage  
17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas I4Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class  
Mid-SizeCompactMid-Size
Style Name  
4-Door Manual Sport4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
455
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door Sdn4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
Manual w/ODCVTManual