• 2013 BMW 5-Series

    #9 in 2013 Luxury Midsize Cars

  • 2012 Volkswagen CC

    #14 in 2012 Luxury Midsize Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $47,800
    • $28,515
    • Avg. Paid
    • $14,756
    • $7,048

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.8 /10
    • 7.6 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.8 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 8.3 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Safety
    • 8.9 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 2.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Athletic handling
      • Strong turbocharged engines
      • User-friendly infotainment system
      • Strong acceleration and great fuel economy with base engine
      • Excellent interior build quality
    • Cons
      • Rivals have more luxurious interiors
      • Limited rear-seat headroom

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122
    • Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121
    • MPG
    • 24 City / 34 Hwy
    • 21 City / 31 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Sedan
    • 4 Door Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 116.850
    • 106.7
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 192.874
    • 188.9
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 73.228
    • 73.0
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 57.637
    • 55.8
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    • Standard
    •  
    • Sun/Moonroof
    • Standard
    •  
    • Rear Spoiler
    •  
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3714
    • 3300
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    • Standard
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    •  
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    •  
    • Back-Up Camera
    • Optional
    •  
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heads-Up Display
    • Optional
    •  
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    •  
    • Fog Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HID headlights
    • Standard
    •  
    • Keyless Start
    • Standard
    •  
    • Rear Parking Aid
    • Optional
    •  
    • Automatic Parking
    • Optional
    •  
    • Power Liftgate
    • Optional
    •  
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Steering Wheel
    • Optional
    •  
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Standard
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Mirror Memory
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Folding Mirrors
    • Standard
    •  
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • All Wheel Steering
    • Optional
    •  
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 4
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 100.5
    • 94
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 39.1
    • 37.4
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.4
    • 41.6
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 58.3
    • 56.0
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    • - TBD -
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 38.0
    • 36.6
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 36.1
    • 37.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 56.2
    • 54.7
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    • - TBD -
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 18.363
    • 13.0
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HD Radio
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Premium Sound System
    • Optional
    •  
    • Entertainment System
    • Optional
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    • Standard
    •  
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Optional
    •  
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Standard
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Leather Seats
    • Optional
    •  
    • Premium Synthetic Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cooled Driver Seat
    • Optional
    •  
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Heated Rear Seat
    • Optional
    •  
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Seat Memory
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    •  
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    •  
    • Standard
    • Night Vision
    • Optional
    •  
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Blind Spot Monitor
    • Optional
    •  
    • Auto-Leveling Headlights
    • Standard
    •  
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Optional
    •  
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Locking Rear Differential
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Wheel Drive
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    •  
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Turbocharged
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Turbocharged Gas I4
    • Turbocharged Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 2.0L/122
    • 2.0L/121
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 245 @ 5000-6500
    • 200 @ 5100-6000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 258 @ 1250-4800
    • 207 @ 1700-5000
    • Transmission
    • Automatic w/Manual Shift
    • Manual
    • Turning diameter
    • 39.206
    • 37.4
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 24
    • 21
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 34
    • 31
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 18.492
    • 18.5
    Suspension
    • Active Suspension System
    • Optional
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Control Arm
    • McPherson concept
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Integral-V Multi-Arm
    • 4-link fully independent
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    •  
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    •  
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    •  
    • 8-Speed Automatic
    • Standard
    •  
    • Manual
    •  
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Manual
    •  
    • Standard

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