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2013 Volkswagen CC vs. Its Competition

 
2013 Volkswagen CC
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The 2013 Volkswagen CC really competes against two different tiers of vehicles: mass-market sedans, like the Camry, Accord, and Sonata; or entry-level sport sedans such as the Acura A4, Acura TL, or Volvo S60.

Compared to any of these luxury models, the CC's tight back seat space isn't any worse.

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

The Audi A4 has a tighter interior, though it's somewhat better trimmed and drives more like a pure sport sedan.

The Acura TL is another good alternative and is available in top performance guise with a manual transmission and all-wheel drive.

The Volvo S60 is also somewhat sportier on the road than the CC, although it doesn't feel all that much more luxurious.

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

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The 2013 Volkswagen CC sacrifices some practicality in the name of fashion, and feels like a luxury car in many respects.
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The 2013 Acura TL is a comfortable, attractive, and well-equipped luxury sedan--but in top SH-AWD guise it morphs into something that even driving enthusiasts will find compelling.
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Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition.
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The 2013 Honda Crosstour has a cloudy narrative: it wants to be a roomy alternative to a best-selling sedan, but doesn't net much more room for its less gainly look.
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Carrying forward 2012's more muscular looks with inimitable style, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class gets new high-tech options while keeping its surprising performance.
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The 2013 Nissan Maxima offers a lot more flair than the typical larger sedan, along with premium feel inside; but driving enthusiasts should be aware that it isn't quite a serious sport sedan.
MSRP From     
$30,545$35,905$32,500$27,230$72,000$31,000
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Gas I4Turbocharged Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class     
CompactMid-SizeCompact CarsSport Utility Vehicle - 2WDCompactMidsize Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige2WD I4 5-Door EX4-Door Sedan CLS550 RWD4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555545
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedan4 DoorSedanSedan
Transmission     
ManualAutomatic w/Manual ShiftContinuously Variable RatioAutomaticAutomaticContinuously Variable Ratio
 
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