We got our first look at the refreshed 2013 Volkswagen CC at the LA Auto Show. Now, Volkswagen has announced that the new CC will start at $30,250. That’s a competitive price among upscale midsize cars, but if you’re a sucker for four-door coupe styling, the CC also rings in for substantially less than luxury cars like the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Audi A7.

“Being the cheapest, however, doesn’t equate to a stripped-down set of wheels,” writes Motor Trend. “The base, 2.0T Sport model includes the 200-hp, 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is mated to a six-speed manual sending power to the front wheels.” Standard equipment on the base Sport trim includes Bi-Xenon headlights, rain-sensing wipers, automatic climate control, heated 12-way power front seats and a touch-screen stereo with Bluetooth and iPod connectivity.

Thanks to its styling updates, the CC now looks more like the Volkswagen Jetta and Passat, and the addition of a rear bench seat means that the 2013 CC will now seat five. “Two new models join the CC's roster for 2013,” says Cars.com. “The 2.0T Sport Plus will slot above the base 2.0T Sport model and feature LED daytime running lights, adaptive headlights, specific 18-inch wheels and the base navigation system.” Previously, navigation was only available on the Lux trim.

The VR6 models continue to carry front- or all-wheel drive, as well as the 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 available in the 2012 CC. Opting for the V6-powered Lux trim also adds features like headlight washers, a backup camera, leather seats and an upgraded navigation system.

While an R-Line model will be offered, pricing for that trim hasn’t been announced yet. Volkswagen says the 2013 CC will go on sale this spring, with the starting prices listed below (excluding destination and handling).

  • 2.0T Sport with manual transmission: $30,250
  • 2.0T Sport with automatic transmission: $31,350
  • 2.0T Sport Plus: $32,850
  • 2.0T Lux: $35,355
  • VR6 Lux: $37,730
  • VR6 4Motion Executive: $41,420

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