The 2015 Volkswagen CC's rivals include moderately priced cars that we'd call "near-luxury." The Audi A4 is set for a complete redesign in 2017; the current model has some of the same issues as the CC, with rear-seat room offsetting its dynamic driving feel.
The Volvo S60 is also somewhat sportier to drive than the CC, although it doesn't feel all that much more luxurious.
The Acura TLX is another good alternative and is available with a performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system.
The Lincoln MKZ offers flat handling and more interior space than the CC, but interior trim can seem dreadfully plain.
Finally, the Nissan Maxima may be the closest to the CC in spirit; it's also a dressed-up, more fashionable sedan based on a mainstream one (the Altima, for Nissan)--and its newest shape is a dramatic, exciting spin on the familiar mechanicals underneath.
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|2016 Volkswagen CCBrowse Used Listings||2016 Acura TLXBrowse Used Listings||2016 Audi A4Browse Used Listings||2016 Lincoln MKZBrowse Used Listings||2016 Nissan MaximaBrowse Used Listings||2016 Volvo S60Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Compact Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Compact Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Compact Cars|
|4-Door Sedan Manual Trend||4-Door Sedan FWD||CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium||4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan 3.5 S||4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2016 Volkswagen CC vs. 2016 Acura TLX||2016 Volkswagen CC vs. 2016 Audi A4||2016 Volkswagen CC vs. 2016 Lincoln MKZ||2016 Volkswagen CC vs. 2016 Nissan Maxima||2016 Volkswagen CC vs. 2016 Volvo S60|