Compare 2011 Volkswagen CC vs 2011 Lexus IS 350

2011 Volkswagen CC
2011 Lexus IS 350
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4-Door Sedan Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV Sport 22 31 $27,045 $28,200
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 22 31 $27,045 $28,200
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV Sport 21 31 $28,099 $29,300
4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 21 31 $28,099 $29,300
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV R-Line 22 31 $28,885 $30,120
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 22 31 $28,885 $30,120
4-Door Sedan Lux 21 31 $29,897 $31,175
4-Door Sedan PZEV Lux 21 31 $29,897 $31,175
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV R-Line 21 31 $29,939 $31,220
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 21 31 $29,939 $31,220
4-Door Sedan Lux Plus 21 31 $32,199 $33,575
4-Door Sedan PZEV Lux Plus 21 31 $32,199 $33,575
4-Door Sedan Lux Limited 21 31 $32,966 $34,375
4-Door Sedan PZEV Lux Limited 21 31 $32,966 $34,375
4-Door Sedan Executive 4Motion 17 25 $38,351 $39,990
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350 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 27 $29,966 $33,295
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $31,019 $34,465
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $33,233 $36,925
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 27 $35,748 $39,720
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $37,962 $42,180
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $37,072 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $38,124 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 20 27 $41,976 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $54,594 $60,660
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,045
$35,748
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,200
$39,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$662 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
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. The 2011 Lexus IS 350 and IS 350 look and drive like sport sedans, but they're not as performance-oriented as sport sedans from BMW or Infiniti.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94 85.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 43.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 107.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 13.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 13.1 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)
11.1 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.90
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 33.5
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R17 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 3527
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Fuel System
DI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700-5000 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 306 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.22
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 4.08
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen CC Lexus IS 350
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link fully independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson concept Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
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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