2013 Volkswagen CC vs. Its Competition

2013 Volkswagen CC
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The extent of the changes for 2013 is relatively minor, in our opinion.

Don't hesitate to buy a 2012 model instead if you can find a great deal on one.

2013 Volkswagen CC2013 Volkswagen CC
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2013 Acura TL2013 Acura TL
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2013 Audi A42013 Audi A4
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2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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2013 Nissan Maxima 4-door Sedan 3.5 S Angular Front Exterior View2013 Nissan Maxima
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Quick Specs
The 2013 Volkswagen CC sacrifices some practicality in the name of fashion, and feels like a luxury car in many respects.
The 2013 Acura TL is a comfortable, attractive, and well-equipped luxury sedan--but in top SH-AWD guise it morphs into something that even driving enthusiasts will find compelling.
Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition.
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 Nissan Maxima offers a lot more flair than the typical larger sedan, along with premium feel inside; but driving enthusiasts should be aware that it isn't quite a serious sport sedan.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class    
CompactMid-SizeCompact CarsCompactMidsize Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan CLS 550 RWD4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Front Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
ManualAutomatic w/Manual ShiftContinuously Variable RatioAutomaticContinuously Variable Ratio
Detailed Spec Comparison
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