The Mercedes-Benz CLS sedan looks quite a bit like the CLS from a distance, at least in profile, but the CLS costs tens of thousands more.
Just redesigned last year, the Audi A4 shares the CC's curvy, attention-getting styling and matches the quality—if not outright beauty—of its interior.
Breaking off in another, uniquely American direction is the Cadillac CTS, which offers a set of excellent powertrains and 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.
Another new entry to consider for 2010 is the Honda Accord Crosstour, a new hatchback version of the Accord that feels like a completely different model, with its own sleek fastback look but the rest of the Accord's predictable goodness intact.
|2010 Volkswagen CC||2010 Audi A4||2010 Cadillac CTS||2010 Honda Accord Crosstour|
|$27,550Browse Used Listings||$31,450Browse Used Listings||$35,165Browse Used Listings||$29,670Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4-Door Manual Sport *Ltd Avail*||4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium||4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD||2WD 5-Door EX|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sdn||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door|