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2020 Volkswagen Arteon

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

191.4” x 56.5”


Front-wheel drive



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

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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 4.2
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews



It’s got an issue it’s got the leg room just really low to the ground. the tires are thinner for performance but if you hit a pot hole or bump it pokes holes in the tire


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.



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

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
84 months/100,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
24 months/20,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
MY 2016-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
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