Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2.0 TSI R-Line 5dr DSG Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

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RRP £45,685What Car? Target Price£43,035
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The VW Arteon Shooting Brake offers a stylish alternative to boxier estate cars without losing very much at all in the way of practicality. It's really spacious, well equipped, has a pleasant interior and a decent range of engines. For private buyers, we recommend the 2.0 TSI 190 petrol engine and Elegance trim, but as a company car, the plug-in hybrid will be a better option.

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.

This 187bhp version is our pick because it combines punchy performance from low revs and 0-62mph in 7.9sec, with a reasonable real-world economy of between 35-40mpg.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

39.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

590

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

163

g/km