Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 1.5 TSI R-Line 5dr Review

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  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2021 front right tracking
  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2021 rear cornering
  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2021 interior dashboard
  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2021 interior rear seats
  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2021 interior infotainment
  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2021 front tracking
  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2021 front cornering
  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2021 headlight detail
  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2021 rear door detail
  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2021 interior front seats
  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2021 interior driver display
  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2021 boot open
RRP £39,485What Car? Target Price£32,575
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake offers a stylish alternative to the Volkswagen Passat Estate, without losing very much at all in the way of practicality. It's really practical, well equipped, has a pleasant interior and a decent range of engines, including the company car tax-saving plug-in hybrid. It is a bit pricey, though, and the resale values aren't great next to some of the competition, so do make sure you get a hefty discount.

Where Elegance trim focuses on comfort, R-Line has a sportier edge to it. As such, you get all of the standard kit from the entry-level trim but add 19in alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, a panoramic sunroof and interior ambient lighting. Strangely, R-Line trim doesn’t come with a reversing camera, something that’s standard with Elegance trim.

Worth considering if you're on a budget, but the pokier 2.0 TSI 190 is much better. The 1.5 TSI 150 has 148bhp and will get from 0-62mph in 8.9sec but needs revving hard with a laden-down car. Officially it averages just under 45mpg.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

590

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

151

g/km