The 2013 Volkswagen CC really competes against two different tiers of vehicles: mass-market sedans, like the Camry, Accord, and Sonata; or entry-level sport sedans such as the Acura A4, Acura TL, or Volvo S60.
Compared to any of these luxury models, the CC's tight back seat space isn't any worse.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS sedan looks quite a bit like the CC from a distance, at least in profile, but the CLS models cost tens of thousands more.
The Audi A4 has a tighter interior, though it's somewhat better trimmed and drives more like a pure sport sedan.
The Acura TL is another good alternative and is available in top performance guise with a manual transmission and all-wheel drive.
The Volvo S60 is also somewhat sportier on the road than the CC, although it doesn't feel all that much more luxurious.
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|2013 Volkswagen CCBrowse Used Listings||2013 Acura TLBrowse Used Listings||2013 Audi A4Browse Used Listings||2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS ClassBrowse Used Listings||2013 Nissan MaximaBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I4||Turbocharged Gas V8||Gas V6|
|Compact||Mid-Size||Compact Cars||Compact||Midsize Cars|
|4-Door Sedan Manual Sport||4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD||4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium||4-Door Sedan CLS 550 RWD||4-Door Sedan 3.5 S|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Continuously Variable Ratio||Automatic||Continuously Variable Ratio|
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|2013 Volkswagen CC vs. 2013 Acura TL||2013 Volkswagen CC vs. 2013 Audi A4||2013 Volkswagen CC vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class||2013 Volkswagen CC vs. 2013 Nissan Maxima|