2017 Volkswagen CC vs 2017 Nissan Maxima

Few full-size sedans can match the 2017 Volkswagen CC's high-level value, with its wide array of premium features at a reasonably affordable price. It's the perfect car for consumers who are attracted to the level of luxury that you'll find in the marque luxury sedans, but don't want to fork over the kind of money that these nameplates command. In this 2017 Volkswagen CC vs 2017 Nissan Maxima comparison, we show how the new CC stacks up against one of its major competitors.

A major advantage of the CC is its luxurious and comfortable interior. Each CC model features a blend of luxurious materials, rich textures and intuitive controls. Standard V-Tex leatherette or available leather seating surfaces are available in both solid and two-tone color schemes. The front seats are heatable and come with standard 12-way power adjustment, including four-way power lumbar and adjustment for height. In comparison, the Maxima doesn't offer heated seats. Also, the CC offers more space for rear seat passengers, with 37.3 inches of rear legroom, compared to 34.3 inches for the Maxima

2017 Volkswagen CC VS 2017 Nissan Maxima
$34,475 Base MSRP $32,610
22 city/31 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 21 city/30 hwy mpg
Yes Heated Front Seats No
37.3 in. Rear Legroom 34.2 in.

Advantages and Benefits of the 2017 Volkswagen CC

The CC also impresses on the performance front, offering a pleasing combination of excellent driving characteristics and efficiency. The base engine in the CC is the award-winning, 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected TSI four-cylinder engine, and for more power, you can opt for the 280-hp 3.6-liter narrow-angle VR6. And with a highway fuel economy of 31 mpg, you'll be saving plenty of money at the gas pump. Also, all CC models are equipped with a sport-tuned suspension to satisfy the driver looking for lively, involving handling coupled with a smooth, comfortable ride for daily driving, while braking is controlled by the Anti-Lock Braking System with a special wiping feature that helps keep the discs dry and clean for quicker response on wet roads.

While styling preferences are subjective, it's hard not to be impressed with the sleek and beautiful coupe-like design of the CC. It really draws you in with its stylish grille, Bi-Xenon headlights and hood design, which correspond closely to the clean lines of Volkswagen’s “design DNA” philosophy. At the rear, the CC’s distinctive LED taillights finish with a horizontal sweep at their lower ends. The distinctive look of these lights makes the CC unmistakable from the rear — day or night. The license plate is illuminated with LED lighting as well.

If you live in Orange County and would like to learn more about the 2017 CC or wish to take it for a test drive, then don’t hesitate to contact us at Capistrano Volkswagen!