Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2011 Volkswagen CC

2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2011 Volkswagen CC
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4-Door Sedan CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 14 21 $68,820 $74,000
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG 12 18 $92,116 $99,050
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4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 21 31 $29,939 $31,220
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line PZEV 21 31 $29,939 $31,220
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 21 31 $28,099 $29,300
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport PZEV 21 31 $28,099 $29,300
CC 4-Door Sedan Executive 4Motion 17 25 $38,351 $39,990
CC 4-Door Sedan Lux 21 31 $29,897 $31,175
CC 4-Door Sedan Lux Limited 21 31 $32,966 $34,375
CC 4-Door Sedan Lux Limited PZEV 21 31 $32,966 $34,375
CC 4-Door Sedan Lux PZEV 21 31 $29,897 $31,175
CC 4-Door Sedan Lux Plus 21 31 $32,199 $33,575
CC 4-Door Sedan Lux Plus PZEV 21 31 $32,199 $33,575
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 22 31 $28,885 $30,120
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line PZEV 22 31 $28,885 $30,120
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 22 31 $27,045 $28,200
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV 22 31 $27,045 $28,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,820
$29,939
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,000
$31,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1233 / month
$520 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 94
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
193.3 188.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 106.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 61.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.5 13.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/35R19 P235/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/30R19 P235/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4023 3344
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
5.5L/333 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4800 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.30
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 4.06/3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 0.90
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.46
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Volkswagen CC
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-link fully independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent McPherson concept
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
4-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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