2010 Volkswagen CC vs. Its Competition

2010 Volkswagen CC
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

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.

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Quick Specs
8.0
You give up quite a bit of functionality in the name of style with the 2010 Volkswagen CC, but it offers a premium look and feel at an affordable price.
8.6
The 2010 Audi A4 satisfies a wide spectrum of luxury-car shoppers; the optional Drive Select system's an expensive, unnecessary distraction.
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The 2010 Cadillac CTS takes an edgy, American approach to European performance-and style, with the stunning CTS Sport Wagon.
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The 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour expands all the good points of the legendary Accord brand into the crossover market; styling is its only weak point.
MSRP From   
$27,550$31,450$35,165$29,670
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
CompactCompactMid-SizeLarge
Style Name   
4-Door Manual Sport *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD2WD 5-Door EX
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sdn4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door
Transmission   
Manual w/ODCVTManualAutomatic