2012 Volkswagen CC Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
I have owned a 2004 Audi A4 and a 2006 Lexus IS250, and this is a mach for the Audi and blows the Lexus away. What can I say? This car is quiet, it rides great, it handles nicely, it looks much more expensive than it is, and the 2.0T engine is a very nice compromise between power and efficiency. The engine feels stronger than 200 hp because the power and torque are available at lower RPM. Furthermore, fit and finish are premium class. The leatherette may actually be an upgrade. My wife has a Tiguan with 16000 miles that shows no wear at all on the drivers seat.
Factor in the lease deals and this car is a must drive.
In general, the car is greater than the sum of its parts. One feature that I like that does not get much mention is the SD card slot for the stereo. You can load your entire music library onto an SD card and never have to use the cd player.
When you have the DSG in drive as opposed to sport mode, the DSG tends to shift at low RPM. This is o.k. when you are on flat terrain. It would be better if it held gears a little longer when starting on a hill. This complaint is minor considering the rest of the German engineered goodness.