Volkswagen Arteon 1.4 TSI eHybrid R-Line 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 £42,100What Car? Target Price£35,530
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

This trim is really about racier detailing inside and out, but you also get privacy glass, ambient interior lighting, 19in alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof. It's expensive and you lose the blind-spot monitoring and rear-view camera that comes with the cheaper Elegance trim.

This petrol/ electric option will hit 0-62mph in 7.8sec with its 215bhp (combined). 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. Still, performance is strong and it smoothly shifts between power sources. Even when zero electric range remains, it’s impressively economical, too.


Key information

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

217.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

563

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

30

g/km

Also consider

Subaru BRZ

2019 - present

The Subaru BRZ just pips the almost identical Toyota GT86, tha...

Audi TT

2018 - present

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

BMW 2 Series Coupe

2021 - present

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

Mercedes C Class Coupe

2020 - present

The Mercedes C-Class Coupé is good to drive and and well-equip...