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2011 Volkswagen CC vs. Its Competition

 
2011 Volkswagen CC 4-door Sedan Lux Angular Front Exterior View
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Price-wise, the Volkswagen CC competes with entry-level sport sedans, such as the Audi A4, Cadillac CTS, and Lexus IS.

The CC doesn't perform nearly as well as any of these models—which also are very tight in back—but it's probably going to attract more attention.

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.

Another new entry to consider 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.

Perhaps the most direct rival with which to compare the CC is the Nissan Maxima, though.

Like the CC, the Maxima is a dressed-up, more fashionable sedan based on a mainstream one (the Altima, in the Maxima's case).

The Mercedes-Benz CLS sedan looks quite a bit like the CC from a distance, at least in profile, but the CLS costs tens of thousands more.

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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.
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With strong performance, good practicality, and respectable fuel economy, the attractively styled 2011 Audi A4 strikes a great balance for an everyday-driving sport sedan.
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Attention-getting style, solid driving dynamics, quality materials, and a very competitive price put the entire 2011 Cadillac CTS lineup on level-or-better footing with most of the competition.
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The 2011 Lexus IS 350 and IS 350 look and drive like sport sedans, but they're not as performance-oriented as sport sedans from BMW or Infiniti.
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The 2011 Nissan Maxima is no longer primarily a sport sedan; think of it as comfortable and refined first, with its sportiness a bonus, and you’ll be happy.
MSRP From     
$28,200$32,300$35,345$39,720$74,000$31,750
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas I4Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class     
CompactCompactMid-SizeSub-CompactLargeMid-Size
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan CLS5504-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
455545
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission     
ManualCVTManualAutomaticAutomaticContinuously Variable
 
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