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Volkswagen Arteon

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Overview of the Volkswagen Arteon

Learn about the Volkswagen Arteon

Summary

The Volkswagen Arteon is a luxury sedan-style hatchback, and it is great for single drivers, couples and families. Standard safety features like a rearview camera make it safe, and there are even more features when you reach higher trim levels, such as a multiview camera system. It seats five and has above-average room in the cabin and cargo area. Though the quality of the interior is not at the same level as other luxury cars, the tech offering is impressive. The Volkswagen Arteon handles short and long trips and you'll be comfortable driving in the city and on highways.

Safety

Like other vehicles produced by Volkswagen, the Volkswagen Arteon is a safe car. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety gave it a Good rating in 2019. The base model has many safety features, such as a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Optional features include park and lane assist and a multiview camera system.

The Volkswagen Arteon has dual front side-mounted airbags, passenger airbags and front and rear head airbags. You and your passengers will be safe when riding in this car.

Interior

The Volkswagen Arteon comes standard with heated front seats, and there is the option for heated rear seats. You might also consider the massaging driver's seat for added luxury. This vehicle is child friendly with LATCH car-seat connectors. Tri-zone automatic climate control keeps the entire car heated or cooled just the way you want it. The Volkswagen Arteon’s interior is made with quality materials, but not always at the same level as other luxury-class vehicles. Overall, this is a stylish and practical sedan-style hatchback.

Technology

The Volkswagen Arteon has competitive tech features for a luxury vehicle. The infotainment system is standard, and it is easy to use. Driver aids such as a rearview camera and blind-spot monitoring are standard. Other standard tech includes Bluetooth, two USB ports and HD and satellite radio. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard. If you are looking for an upgrade, you might consider the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit system, which replaces the standard instrument cluster.

Space

The Volkswagen Arteon has excellent space for a luxury car. The front seats offer great leg and headroom, even if you are tall. The rear seats have good headroom and above-average legroom. You will be set for longer trips with the family. The cargo space is also impressive. The hatchback reveals 27 cubic feet of space, and if you want more space, you can fold down the rear seats. This is more space than most sedans.

Comfort

The Volkswagen Arteon provides a very comfortable ride. Both the front and rear seats are supportive and spacious, so longer trips are not a problem for you or your passengers. As a driver, you can look forward to a powerful engine, quick steering and overall stability. The Volkswagen Arteon offers adaptive suspension in three settings, comfort, normal and sport. You may feel rough roads within the cabin, but it'll be smooth sailing on the highway.

Specifications of the Volkswagen Arteon

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption12 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.6 L/100km
  • Width1871 mm
  • Length4862 mm
  • Trunk space770 L
  • Cargo space1557 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Volkswagen Arteon

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Volkswagen Arteon 2019 - present is available in 2 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats adjust to body shape
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
  • Spare wheel
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Basic trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD disc changer
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Basic trim:
2 L - Gas - 268 hp
City consumption:12 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:630 km

Execline trim features and specs

Available with the Execline trim:
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats adjust to body shape
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
  • Spare wheel
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Ventilated front seats
Available with the Execline trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Execline trim:
  • Lane departure warning
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Execline trim:
  • 360 degree camera
  • Automatic parking
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front view camera
  • Side sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD disc changer
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Execline trim:
2 L - Gas - 268 hp
City consumption:12 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:630 km

Frequently asked questions about the Volkswagen Arteon

Used models of the Volkswagen Arteon range from $40,000 to $55,000 depending on the trim level you choose.

Though other Volkswagen sedans may have higher quality materials, the interior is spacious and comfortable for both passengers and drivers.

Compared to the Passat, the Volkswagen Arteon is longer and wider and has a hatchback.

The Volkswagen Arteon has a 268 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. If you'd like more power, you might consider other Volkswagens with four-cylinder engines.

The Volkswagen Areton R-Line has a diesel option, but it is a limited edition. There are other Volkswagen vehicles with diesel engines to browse as well.