Latest Volkswagen Arteon Review

There are a lot of motivations to purchase a vehicle, and a considerable lot of them are exhausting. Vehicles are a noteworthy cost for a great many people, so factors like worth, gas mileage, and running costs regularly go to the fore. However, the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon needs to prevail upon purchasers' souls just as their heads.
2019 Volkswagen Arteon Review

The primary selling purpose of the Arteon is the manner in which it looks. Volkswagen thinks of it as its lead vehicle, and outside styling is the manner by which this vehicle is separated from lesser Volkswagen models. With its smooth roofline, smiling grille, and siphoned up wheel curves, the Arteon is a considerably more brave structure than some other current VW.

Be that as it may, is the Arteon something other than a pretty face? To discover, Digital Trends went to California, where Volkswagen welcomed us to drive the Arteon from Solvang to Santa Barbara. The drive was planned with the Arteon's foreseen appearance in showrooms. VW is selling the vehicle in SE, SEL, and SEL Premium trim levels, beginning at $36,840, $40,990, and $45,940, individually. Front-wheel drive is standard on the SE and SEL; all-wheel drive is standard on the SEL Premium and a $1,800 choice on the other two models. VW additionally offers a R-Line appearance bundle with 19-inch wheels ($1,265) or 20-inch wheels ($1,765) instead of the standard 18-inch combinations.

In vogue outside, plain inside

From the outset, the Arteon gives off an impression of being a clear successor to the Volkswagen CC. Like the CC, the Arteon has four entryways and sleeker styling than the normal vehicle. Be that as it may, the formula is somewhat extraordinary this time. The Arteon flaunts more traveler space and a bring forth, making it more commonsense than its ancestor. It's additionally founded on VW's MQB stage, making it family to the current-age Jetta, Golf, Tiguan, and even the huge Atlas. Our positive encounters with those autos looked good for the Arteon.

Those other MQB models have genuinely moderate outside styling, however VW let its fashioners let their hair down with the Arteon. A low rooftop in addition to steeply-raked front and back columns give the vehicle a smooth outline, while puffed-up wheel curves and wrinkling along the entryways just as on the hood make some visual muscle. Creators additionally mixed the LED front light components into the grille, giving the Arteon a particular look that likewise causes the vehicle to show up wide and planted.

We were intrigued by the Digital Cockpit's designs and its capacity to indicate various sorts of data reasonably.

It's really awful the inside doesn't satisfy the outside. It has a reasonable look and, ordinarily for Volkswagen, the materials are choice. However, other than a portion of air vents, there truly is nothing that recognizes the Arteon's lodge from that of other VW models. It doesn't exactly feel unique enough for a lead vehicle. We additionally saw the seat pads as level and unsupportive.

The Arteon has less by and large space for front-situate travelers than the Nissan Maxima and the Kia Stinger, two other huge vehicles with swoopy styling, however increasingly back seat legroom. The more traditionally styled Toyota Avalon beats the VW on both in general front-seat and back seat space. The Arteon and Stinger are the two hatchbacks, while the Maxima and Avalon are regular cars with trunks. At 27.2 cubic feet, the VW offers more payload space than any of its opponents with its back seats up. They can likewise be collapsed, managing a hybrid like 55.0 cubic feet of payload space.

Natural tech

A significant part of the Arteon's infotainment tech persists from other ongoing Volkswagen models. A 8.0-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto similarity are standard on the base SE model, alongside two USB ports. Climbing to the SEL nets route and VW's Digital Cockpit, which replaces customary simple checks with a 12.3-inch driver-configurable computerized show. The top SEL Premium model includes a 12-speaker, 700-watt Dynaudio framework and foot-actuated trunk cover.

Much the same as in other late Volkswagens, we were dazzled by the Digital Cockpit's illustrations and its capacity to indicate various kinds of data — from speed readout to traffic data — intelligently. In any case, similarly as with the remainder of the Arteon inside, we were left wanting for something to truly separate this supposed lead from lesser VW models. You can get Digital Cockpit in a Jetta, all things considered.

Standard driver helps on the base SE model incorporate self-governing crisis braking, forward crash cautioning, and back cross traffic alert. Versatile journey control is standard on the mid-level SEL, while the range-beating SEL Premium includes path keep help, programmed high shafts, an encompass see camera framework, and Parking Steering Assistant. VW claims the last can naturally guide the vehicle while in invert for parallel leaving, however we didn't get an opportunity to test that guarantee.

Steady vehicle

Volkswagen appeared to be entirely sure about the Arteon's driving elements. It explicitly got out the Nissan Maxima and Kia Stinger as opponents to the Arteon. Both are on the sportier side of the enormous vehicle range. VW additionally picked a fantastically twisty stretch of California State Route 33 as a major aspect of the test course. In any case, the Arteon is no games car.

With its fantastic street habits and liberal load space, we figure the Arteon would be an extraordinary excursion vehicle.

The Arteon is just accessible with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-chamber motor, mated to an eight-speed programmed transmission with standard front-wheel drive or discretionary all-wheel drive. The motor makes 268 strength and 258 pound-feet of torque, which thinks about positively to the 255 hp and 260 lb-ft of the 2.0-liter turbo four offered in low-end forms of the Kia Stinger. Be that as it may, Kia likewise offers a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 making 365 hp and 376 lb-ft. The Nissan Maxima comes standard with a 3.5-liter normally suctioned V6 making 300 hp and 261 lb-ft.

At that point there is the subject of driven wheels. The Maxima might be accessible just with front-wheel drive, yet the Stinger has standard back wheel drive (all-wheel drive is discretionary), which is better for dealing with. We'd much rather drive the Kia on a twisty street, and due to its back wheel drive format. The Arteon likewise had the absolute numbest, most uncommunicative directing we've encountered as of late. It felt like the controlling wheel wasn't associated with anything. We likewise felt the vehicle could have utilized all the more dominant brakes.

While byways are not its specialty, the Arteon is as yet a great car to drive. Volkswagen's MQB stage keeps on dazzling us with its refinement and robustness, despite the fact that the Arteon had more lodge commotion than one would expect of a vehicle in this value run. Ride quality is phenomenal as long as the vehicle is set in solace or ordinary modes (sport is harsher). With its phenomenal street habits and liberal load space, we figure the Arteon would be an incredible excursion vehicle.

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Front-wheel drive forms of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon get an EPA-evaluated 25 mpg joined (22 mpg city, 31 mpg parkway). The Nissan Maxima is appraised at 24 mpg joined (20 mpg city, 30 mpg roadway), while back wheel drive, four-chamber forms of the Kia Stinger are evaluated at 25 mpg consolidated (22 mpg city, 29 mpg expressway). The Arteon's appraisals likewise coordinate the gas Toyota Avalon, however that vehicle is additionally accessible with a progressively proficient crossover powertrain evaluated at 44 mpg joined.

With all-wheel drive, the Arteon is evaluated at 23 mpg joined (20 mpg city, 27 mpg roadway), contrasted with 24 mpg consolidated (21 mpg city, 29 mpg interstate) for an all-wheel drive, four-chamber Kia Stinger.


They may not speak to a major lump of offers, yet huge vehicles like the Arteon are a differing gathering. That is evident from taking a gander at the Arteon's rivals.

Kia Stinger (base cost: $33,985): The Stinger brings genuine liveliness to the table. It's accessible with back wheel drive, and its accessible 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 has significantly more power than the Arteon's four-chamber motor. Be that as it may, the VW has a more pleasant inside, just as increasingly back legroom and freight space.

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is a great blend of style and reasonableness.

Nissan Maxima (base cost: $34,945): Nissan considers the Maxima a four-entryway sports vehicle, yet it doesn't generally satisfy that moniker. The Maxima has more drive than the Arteon, yet less torque. It likewise does not have the Arteon's accessible all-wheel drive and hatchback. While styling is abstract, we likewise feel the VW is preferable investigating the Nissan.

Toyota Avalon (base cost: $36,480): Toyota's lead offers more inside space than the VW, just as an accessible half and half powertrain. Toyota likewise has perhaps the best notoriety for unwavering quality in the business, something VW can just dream about. Dissimilar to VW, Toyota offers versatile voyage control as standard gear, yet Android Auto and all-wheel drive aren't accessible.

Genuine feelings of serenity

Volkswagen offers a six-year, 72,000-mile, heavily congested guarantee. In contrast to most different automakers, VW enables the guarantee to be moved to resulting proprietors. Since the Arteon is another model, it is hard to foresee future unwavering quality. Other ongoing Volkswagen models have demonstrated lower-than-normal unwavering quality in Consumer Reports reviews, notwithstanding. Crash-test evaluations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are not accessible as of now.

How DT would design this vehicle

Of the three Arteon trim levels – - SE, SEL, and SEL Premium – - we would take the range-beating SEL Premium. Some key highlights ,counting the Digital Cockpit show, cowhide seats, and versatile voyage control, are accessible in the mid-level SEL, yet the SEL Premium includes warmed and ventilated front seats (with a back rub work for the driver), foot-worked trunk cover, path keep help, programmed high pillars, and Parking Steering Assistant.

In case you're going to purchase an Arteon and not, state, a Passat, you should add highlights like these to give the vehicle a really premium feel. The SEL Premium's $45,940 base cost reaches out into extravagance vehicle region, however the Arteon offers more hardware at this cost than most autos from true blue extravagance brands.


The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is an amazing mix of style and common sense. It takes the refined MQB stage and great infotainment tech from late VW models and includes something those autos were feeling the loss of: an unmistakable look. While it isn't as drawing in to drive as a Kia Stinger, the Arteon is additionally an incredible interstate cruiser.