Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2014 Volkswagen CC

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2014 Volkswagen CC
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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 18 25 $69,378 $74,600
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 RWD 18 27 $67,053 $72,100
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC 16 22 $92,535 $99,500
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC 16 22 $99,045 $106,500
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4-Door Sedan DSG Executive
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Executive 22 31 $35,862 $37,395
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Executive PZEV 22 31 $35,862 $37,395
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $32,726 $34,125
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line PZEV 22 31 $32,726 $34,125
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $31,546 $32,895
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport PZEV 22 31 $31,546 $32,895
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 32 $31,671 $33,025
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line PZEV 21 32 $31,671 $33,025
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 21 32 $30,491 $31,795
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV 21 32 $30,491 $31,795
CC 4-Door Sedan VR6 Executive 4Motion 17 25 $41,136 $42,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,378
$35,862
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,600
$37,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1243 / month
$623 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS retains its fashion-forward look, while adding efficiency and, in AMG form, even more impressive performance. The 2014 Volkswagen CC eschews a little practicality in the name of fashion; but even some who need to use it as a sedan will find it a worthwhile compromise.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 93.6
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 36.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
58 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 73
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 61.1
Length, Overall (in)
194.5 188.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 106.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 12.3
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)
12.6 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40ZR18 P235/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR18 P235/40HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4365 3369
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 140
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 1800 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7 L/285 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
402 @ 5000 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47 4.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.30
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 0.90
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Volkswagen CC
Body Style
4MATIC Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 (Est) 7.2 (Est)
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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