2010 Volkswagen CC vs. Its Competition

2010 Volkswagen CC
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Mercedes-Benz CLS sedan looks quite a bit like the CLS from a distance, at least in profile, but the CLS costs tens of thousands more.

Just redesigned last year, the Audi A4 shares the CC's curvy, attention-getting styling and matches the quality—if not outright beauty—of its interior.

Breaking off in another, uniquely American direction is the Cadillac CTS, which offers a set of excellent powertrains and superior driving dynamics.

Chrysler's 300 is bold and handsome in a very different way than the CC, but its interior surfaces and details are a letdown.

The Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 trail this pack in terms of styling excitement, but the rear-wheel-drive architecture and Lexus' attention to detail are a pleasure.

Another new entry to consider for 2010 is the Honda Accord Crosstour, a new hatchback version of the Accord that feels like a completely different model, with its own sleek fastback look but the rest of the Accord's predictable goodness intact.

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8.0
You give up quite a bit of functionality in the name of style with the 2010 Volkswagen CC, but it offers a premium look and feel at an affordable price.
8.6
The 2010 Audi S4 blasts its way into a performance war with BMW and Mercedes-Benz-and Lexus, Infiniti, and Cadillac-thanks to a big price cut and 333 supercharged horsepower.
8.4
The 2010 Cadillac CTS-V is about as close as you can get to a four-door Corvette; Cadillac manages to beat top German sports sedans with a track-ready sedan that doesn’t forget about comfort.
MSRP From  
$27,550$31,450$35,165
Gas Mileage  
17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas I4Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class  
CompactCompactMid-Size
Style Name  
4-Door Manual Sport *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
455
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door Sdn4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
Manual w/ODCVTManual
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