2020 Volkswagen Arteon

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$35,995

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2020 Volkswagen Arteon
2020 Volkswagen Arteon

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2020 Volkswagen Arteon trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2020 Volkswagen Arteon review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Much improved over the two VW CC's I have owned.

Because I received no Owner's Manual (supposedly back-ordered), I might as well be driving a random rental. Without the manual, I am unable to use or unaware of many of the latest features. The basic driving features such as acceleration, braking, steering, and road feel are good. The hatch-back vs. trunk along with folding rear seats creates a wonderfully large carrying space. On the negative side, there is a noticeable vibration at idle and the shifts are clunky. Overall, I am pleased with the car since it suits my needs nicely.

5.0

BEST OF V W

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

5.0

Another excellent German Car

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 SEL Premium). first class, high class.it has as much room as my old A6. Along with the awesome Arteon its pricing is more competitive than its cousin Audi A-5 (which is smaller , less features, and less horsepower). the more expensive BMW 3301 xdrive cant hold a candle to Arteon's loaded features. The Volkswagen Arteon sport mode holds that road fun to drive as well as Audi's and BMW's. I know because I have owned Audi's and BMW's. Volkswagen's brand is emerging quickly beyond it's work horse perception.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
24 months/20,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
MY 2015-MY 2017 vehicles/75,000 miles; MY 2018- MY 2019 vehicles/72,000 miles; MY 2020 and newer vehicles/75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Vehicles purchased on or after 1/5/21: MY 2017 & older, 2 yrs/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2018-19, 1 yr/12,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2020 & newer, 2 years/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty
Dealer certification required
100-plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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