2017 Volkswagen CC vs. Its Competition

2017 Volkswagen CC

Rivals to the 2017 Volkswagen CC fall into what you might call the near-luxury class.

The Audi A4 is an entirely new design with all the latest technology features, though it's surprisingly hard to notice it's new from the outside and its rear seat is cramped.

The Volvo S60 is almost as old as the CC, but its lines have aged very well and it offers sportier driving, plus new engines in some models that deliver vastly improved fuel-economy ratings.

The Acura TLX is another good alternative and is available with a performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system.

The Lincoln MKZ offers more interior space, but a remarkably plain interior.

Perhaps the Nissan Maxima is closest to the CC in spirit; it too is a new, high-fashion sedan based on a more mainstream four-door (in this case, the Altima).

The latest Maxima shape is a dramatic, exciting spin on the familiar mechanicals underneath, just as the CC was all those years ago.

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Quick Specs
5.6
The sleek lines of the 2017 Volkswagen CC compromise its four-door sedan usability, making it a specialty choice in the segment.
6.3
The 2017 Acura TLX is a near-luxury competitor in a luxury field crowded with very good (and very pricey) cars with European badges on them.
8.0
The 2017 Audi A4 advances its sport-sedan credentials in lots of incremental ways, but the virtual cockpit drops the digital mic.
6.7
With available 400-hp, all-wheel-drive performance, plus a new face and more features, the 2017 MKZ could be an advance team for a different sort of Lincoln.
7.3
The 2017 Nissan Maxima is the wild child of the Nissan bunch. It looks the part, but don't be fooled: after first blush it acts more like a near-luxury cruiser.
7.0
The 2017 Volvo S60 is a solid alternative to those tired of the German sedan game. It's not as flashy, but it is more sensibly priced.
MSRP From     
$34,475$32,000$34,900$35,170$32,610$33,950
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsMid-Size CarsCompact CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
2.0T Sport DSGFWD2.0 TFSI Automatic ultra Premium Plus FWDHybrid Premiere FWDS 3.5L *Ltd Avail*T5 FWD Dynamic
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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