|2015 Volkswagen CC||2015 Buick LaCrosse|
|21 city / 32 highway||Fuel Economy||18 city / 28 highway|
|13.17 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||13.3|
2015 Volkswagen CC vs 2015 Buick LaCrosse
Searching for an upscale car without breaking the bank is a challenge for many drivers, with a large focus put on the finer things in life, while trying to keep the practical aspects in mind. When comparing the 2015 Volkswagen CC vs 2015 Buick LaCrosse, the pro and cons list can be an even more complicated one, with a variety of similar features offered. Both vehicles impress with top-of-the-line interiors that wow at first glance and only create a better impression with more exploration, with conveniences that most shoppers only expect available in much pricier cars.
Even the disadvantages of these two models are similar, with limited trunk space making them more suited for the working professional than larger families who set cargo capacity at a premium. The 2015 Buick LaCrosse comes in the base model 1SV, which comes with a variety of standard features including an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with four-way lumber adjustment, dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming mirror, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a rearview camera and a multi-function steering wheel. In comparison, the 2015 Volkswagen CC comes with these same standard features, but adds on touchscreen navigation, leatherette upholstery, the VW automatic headlights with coming/leaving home functions, adaptive front lighting and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Which upscale model is right for you?
When it comes to luxuries, the 2015 Volkswagen CC and the 2015 Buick LaCrosse are surprisingly similar, with Volkswagen offering more for your money. One of the major differences will be the engine options, with the base LaCrosse offering a V-6, while the base CC offers a four-cylinder which delivers considerably less horsepower. Even so, critics have said the Buick LaCrosse lack some agility, which means the extra power isn’t so helpful in city driving. The Volkswagen CC also has an available V-6 for those seeking more power, which adds on the 4Motion AWD system, bringing its fuel economy down to match a similarly equipped LaCrosse, which can also be equipped with all-wheel drive. The Buick LaCrosse certainly has more engine options than the CC, but each one seems to have cons of its own. The hybrid increases the fuel economy, but fails to balance it with power. This leaves it sluggish and unremarkable to drive, and the fuel savings aren’t impressive compared to other hybrids.
Despite its less powerful engine, the 2015 Volkswagen CC has earned better praise for its driving dynamics, which may stem from the fact that it weighs 500 pounds less than the LaCrosse. Pair better driving with more standard features and a slightly more upscale interior thanks to leatherette seating and the CC is perfectly capable of taking down the LaCrosse in a one-to-one comparison. See for yourself what makes it such an appealing vehicle when you schedule a test drive at New Century Volkswagen.