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2020 Volkswagen Arteon

2020 Volkswagen Arteon

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$35,995 — $47,695 MSRP
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Sedan
5 Seats
23-25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 2 reviews

The Good

  • High-resolution 8-inch screen
  • Backseat headroom, legroom
  • Interior materials quality on higher trims
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay standard

The Bad

  • Not many charging ports for backseat passengers
  • Rear visibility
  • Parking sensors only available on highest trim
  • Expensive uplevel trims
2020 Volkswagen Arteon exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Volkswagen Arteon
  • Five-seat mid-size car
  • Sedan shape, hatchback versatility
  • 268-hp, turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

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2020 Volkswagen Arteon Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2020 Volkswagen Arteon?

The mid-size Arteon is Volkswagen’s flagship car. With the exterior shape of a fastback sedan and the added versatility of a large rear hatch rather than a conventional trunk, the Arteon has room for five. A standard 268-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive models are offered, and competitors include the Nissan Maxima and Acura TLX

What’s New on the 2020 Volkswagen Arteon?

There’s an updated version of Volkswagen’s Car-Net telematics system, and Wi-Fi connectivity is now standard (data plan required).

What Features in the 2020 Volkswagen Arteon Are Most Important?

The Arteon has the shape of a sleek sedan, but a large liftgate gives it some of the versatility of a hatchback. Upscale standard features include LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, three-zone automatic climate control, and an 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. 

Standard active safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert. Available active safety features include lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, and automatic high-beam headlights. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Volkswagen Arteon? 

The Arteon is a stylish entry in the mid-size car class, and available all-wheel drive is an important feature in certain parts of the country. The backseat is roomy, and uplevel trims have high-quality cabin materials. Rear visibility, however, is limited, and those higher trims are expensive. 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
2 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)
(5.0)

BEST OF V W

by del abe from newark DE on October 26, 2020

This is my third VW by far its the best .It has the look and feel of a luxury car .the inside of the car is very spacious .this car one of the few that is actually made in germany Read full review

(5.0)

Another excellent German Car

by Kevin from Lawrence, PA on June 29, 2020

WoW!!!. Volkswagen-Audi group did it again! They took the concept of the $70k-$90k Audi A7 sportback and developed it into a stylish (beauty of a car), hi tech, high performance Volkswagen. (Arteon ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2020 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention
superior

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
acceptable

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Driver Injury Measures

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Passenger Injury Measures

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Volkswagen

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific)

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles; model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles; TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles

  • Powertrain

    5 years/60,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    100-plus point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Arteon received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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