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2016 Volkswagen CC vs. 2016 Lexus IS 350 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen CC than the Lexus IS 350. The Lexus IS 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen CC.

Convenience
The Volkswagen CC will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus IS 350, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Volkswagen CC will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus IS 350. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Volkswagen CC will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Lexus IS 350.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen CC is much wider than the Lexus IS 350, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Volkswagen CC, which is slightly longer than the Lexus IS 350.

Drivetrain
The Volkswagen CC has much less torque than the Lexus IS 350, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Volkswagen CC has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen CC is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 350. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Volkswagen CC and the Lexus IS 350. The Volkswagen CC has less cargo capacity than the Lexus IS 350, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Volkswagen CC is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus IS 350.

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2016 Volkswagen
CC

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MSRP*: $31,570 - $44,355

2016 Lexus
IS 350

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MSRP*: $40,870 - $43,035
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.82% As low as 2.64%
City MPG: 17 - 22 19
Highway MPG: 25 - 32 26 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $30,276 - $42,537 $38,009 - $40,023

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.