Tale of the Tape: 2014 Volkswagen CC vs. 2014 Lexus IS 250

March 30th, 2014 by

2014 VW CC vs. 2014 Lexus IS 250 Providence RI

Whenever you’re dealing with an automaker with such a reputation for quality craftsmanship as Volkswagen, the competition you face is bound to be from some pretty impressive vehicles in their own right. At Speedcraft VW near Providence, RI, we enjoy competition. But how well do we match up, really? Let’s take a closer look at how one of our more refined models stacks up against its closest competition: The 2014 Volkswagen CC vs. the 2014 Lexus IS 250.

Obviously, the two vehicles we’re comparing are both pretty impressive. The Volkswagen CC has been one of the most exciting additions to the midsize sedan segment in a considerable time, while Lexus has always been known for producing quality luxury automobiles as well. Both feature impeccable styling befitting their impressive pedigrees.

Under the hood, the two models take different approaches to a common goal: The 2014 VW CC rolls out a turbocharged 2.0-liter Inline-4, while the Lexus IS 250 tries a 2.5-liter V6. However, those predicting a dominant performance by the larger Lexus engine will be sorely disappointed: The CC produces near-identical horsepower, and even boasts roughly twenty more feet-pounds of torque. Perhaps most importantly, the CC achieves a higher fuel economy–an EPA-estimated 32 mpg on the highway–and bolts off the line with a punch that the Lexus can’t touch, going from zero-to-sixty over a half-second quicker.

The crisp, clean interior of the 2014 VW CC in Providence RI is luxury at its finest.

In terms of interior features, both models feature many common characteristics: upscale materials, easy-to-use controls, spacious and comfortable cabins. Some of the standard features on the Volkswagen CC, however, are costly upgrades or aren’t offered on its Lexus counterpart at all: Heated front seats and rain-sensing windshield wipers, to name two.

Still, although both are incredible vehicles, the most vast difference between the two may actually be something intangible: Buyers of the new 2014 VW CC receive 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first, of no-charge Carefree Maintenance, where the Lexus IS 250 offers just one year. When you consider that the 2014 VW CC can be yours for almost $5,000 less than a similarly equipped Lexus IS 250, well, that pretty much settles the debate.

The 2014 Volkswagen CC is now available at Speedcraft VW near Providence, RI, the top-rated Volkswagen dealership in New England. To learn more, or to schedule a test drive, contact the sales team at Speedcraft VW today!