Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2013 Volkswagen CC

2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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4-Door Sedan CLS 550 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 4MATIC 16 25 $69,285 $74,500
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 RWD 17 25 $66,960 $72,000
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG RWD 16 25 $89,187 $95,900
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4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $31,929 $33,295
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line PZEV 22 31 $31,929 $33,295
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $30,347 $31,645
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport PZEV 22 31 $30,347 $31,645
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport w/LEDs 22 31 $30,751 $32,065
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport w/LEDs PZEV 22 31 $30,751 $32,065
CC 4-Door Sedan Lux 22 31 $34,174 $35,635
CC 4-Door Sedan Lux PZEV 22 31 $34,174 $35,635
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 32 $30,876 $32,195
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line PZEV 21 32 $30,876 $32,195
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 21 32 $29,292 $30,545
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV 21 32 $29,292 $30,545
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport w/LEDs 21 32 $29,696 $30,965
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport w/LEDs PZEV 21 32 $29,696 $30,965
CC 4-Door Sedan Sport Plus 22 31 $31,642 $32,995
CC 4-Door Sedan Sport Plus PZEV 22 31 $31,642 $32,995
CC 4-Door Sedan VR6 Executive 4Motion 17 25 $40,120 $41,835
CC 4-Door Sedan VR6 Lux 17 27 $36,547 $38,110
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,285
$31,929
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,500
$33,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1242 / month
$555 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.300 93.600
Second Leg Room (in)
35.000 37.300
Front Head Room (in)
36.930 37.400
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.100 56.000
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.140 36.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.500 54.700
Front Leg Room (in)
42.100 41.600
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.100 61.400
Wheelbase (in)
113.150 106.700
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.060 73.000
Track Width, Front (in)
62.900 61.100
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.000
Length, Overall (in)
194.490 188.900
Height, Overall (in)
55.750 55.800
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.310 13.200
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.200 x 1.400 12.300 x - TBD -
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)
12.600 x 1.000 11.100 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.130 18.500
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.600 3.000
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.000 37.400
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18 P235/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P255/40R18 P235/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4268 3369
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 1800-4750 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/285 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
402 @ 5000-5750 200 @ 5100
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 22
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.470 4.06/3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.370 0.900
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.820 0.760
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.730 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.380 3.460
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.920 1.300
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.910
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.420/2.230 3.990
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.860 2.050
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Volkswagen CC
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6 (2011)
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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