Volkswagen Arteon 1.4 TSI eHybrid Elegance 5dr DSG Review

Category: Coupé

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Volkswagen Arteon facelift front
Add to shortlist
  • Volkswagen Arteon facelift front
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Rear cornering
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Dashboard
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Rear seats
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Infotainment screen
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Centre Console
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Boot
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Front 3/4 static
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Right tracking
  • Volkswagen Arteon facelift front
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Rear cornering
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Dashboard
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Rear seats
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Infotainment screen
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Centre Console
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Boot
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Front 3/4 static
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Right tracking
RRP £40,510What Car? Target Price£38,519
Review

The Volkswagen Arteon is good to drive, stylish and amazingly practical when considered in the company of other coupés, and even some saloons in the executive car class. It's not as dynamic to drive as a BMW 3 or 4 Series or as beautifully finished inside as an Audi A4 or A5, but it is comfortable, well equipped and relatively affordable to run as a private or company car. Just make sure you get a good deal if you're paying outright because the depreciation is worse than anything with a premium badge.

get the best price

We would understand if you want to jump up to Elegance trim for trinkets like the rear-view camera, adaptive suspension, a powered tailgate, part-leather seats, heated front seats, self-steering capability, blind spot monitoring, keyless entry and 18in alloy wheels.

This petrol/ electric option will hit 0-62mph in 7.8sec with its 215bhp (combined). Again, we're waiting for it to be made available to test, but it's the same petrol engine and electric motor set-up that you get in the Skoda Octavia iV, and we like that a lot. In the Arteon, the electric-only range is officially up to 39 miles and it emits 26 g/km of CO2, so it's a good option for company car users but the Octavia iV is in an even lower BIK bracket. 


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

256.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

563

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

26

g/km

Also consider

BMW 2 Series Coupe

2017 - present

Compact coupe that's good to drive with a smart-looking interi...

Toyota GT86

2018 - present

The Toyota GT86 is a sharp handling sports coupe that’s packed...

Mercedes CLA

2019 - present

Classy, safe and stylish, but some rivals are better to drive<...

Audi TT

2018 - present

Brilliant to drive and easy to live with; it's one of the best...