While it has a slight likeness to the Passat however, this 2020 Volkswagen Arteon is a longer larger, more spacious car that has an updated design beneath its sleek, four-door coupe body. If you look around you’ll find the Arteon is actually an practical hatchback instead of an automobile. A powerful turbocharged engine , as well as ample standard features make the Arteon a worthy contender among Volkswagen’s top automobile line-up however, driving the massive VW isn’t exactly thrilling. It’s definitely worth looking into the 2020 VW Arteon if you’re eyeing the Kia Stinger or Buick Regal Sportback. If you’re obsessed about the specifics regarding the experience it’s likely to be difficult to convince you to buy the more sporty 10-Best-winner Honda Accord.
What’s New for 2020?
Changes are few on the 2020 Volkswagen Arteon. All SEL models come with standard 19-inch wheels. The most expensive SEL Premium R-Line version includes 20-inch wheels. Furthermore, Volkswagen has reduced its bumper-to-bumper guarantee from six years to four years/50,000 miles and including two years of free scheduled maintenance.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
While the basic Arteon SE is pretty well equipped with features such as the power-adjustable front seat as well as tri-zone automated climate control, as well as the integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto The mid-priced SEL model is the one we recommend. It includes attractive features like adaptive headlights and adaptive cruise control, the panoramic sunroof, as well as leather seats. We’d recommend avoiding the R-Line package because the only thing it has is paddle shifters, the upgrades are more cosmetic than practical.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The power is provided via a turbocharged 268-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which is coupled to an 8-speed auto transmission. All models feature front-wheel drive, and an optional all-wheel drive, with the exception of those with the SEL Premium, which is all-wheel drive only. Based on the trim that for 2020, the VW Arteon comes standard with 18-, 19-1920-, or 19-inch wheels. Our test car with all-wheel drive was able to complete an 6.0-second acceleration to 60mph, however the competitors within the price range are quicker. Additionally, the engine is tuned to maximize efficiency which means that acceleration is somewhat slow off the line. The dampers for adaptive suspension are standard and can be adjusted according to your driving style or manually adjusted to Comfort Normal, Normal or Sport. Whatever setting you choose the ride is smooth and well-controlled. Its precise steering is similar to the GTI The handling is good however, you shouldn’t mistake this huge VW for a sports car.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Front-drive Arteons have been EPA-rated to get 22/31mpg for highway and city driving. When you add all-wheel drive, your ratings fall to 20/27. In our 200-mile highway fuel economy test The Arteon that had all-wheel-drive provided excellent highway fuel efficiency, with 37 mpg. We haven’t tested an all-wheel drive Arteon to our test for fuel efficiency.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Inside the cabin, it’s a spacious interior. VW Arteon is furnished with top-quality materials, however there’s nothing like the style that you’ll find on Audi A3 or the Audi A3 or A4. But, VW carved out plenty of space inside from the large five-door’s sharp appearance. Two big-framed six-footers can travel forward without having to rub elbows. Rear seats are also spacious and you’ll notice an improvement in legroom when compared to the Passat. The hatchback of the Arteon opens to reveal a massive 27,4 cubic foot of capacity for cargo. This is more than what the capacity of a mid-sized sedan. All Arteons have heated front seats, however the top of the line SEL Premium adds ventilation for these seats, massage features for the driver and heated rear seats and a liftgate with power.
Infotainment and Connectivity
A 8.0-inch touchscreen interface for infotainment is standard on all 2020 VW Arteon and comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration as well as 2 USB ports. Moving up to SEL offers navigation as well as an adjustable digital instrument panel. Other connected features like remote unlocking of the vehicle or emergency aid are accessible by an Volkswagen Car-Net subscription.