Think of the competition for the 2014 Volkswagen CC fitting into two different groups: on one side, mass-market sedans, like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Hyundai Sonata; and on the other side, entry-level sport sedans such as the Acura A4, Acura TL, or Volvo S60.
Compared to the Camry and Accord, the CC simply isn't as useful and spacious, because of its tighter back seat, somewhat odd seating position, and significantly higher price.
But compared to any of these luxury models, the CC's tight back seat space isn't any worse.
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.
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.
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