Volkswagen Arteon 1.5 TSI Elegance 5dr Review

Category: Coupé

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Volkswagen Arteon facelift front
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  • 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 £33,965What Car? Target Price£28,647
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. The low-speed ride can be a bit thuddy especially on big wheels, but this a spacious and reasonably efficient mile-muncher.

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If you’re fond of life’s little luxuries, Elegance is worth a look. For a reasonable extra fee, you get larger 18in wheels, adjustable suspension, part leather seats with the front ones heated, keyless entry and more advanced driver assistance features.

We’ve not sampled this engine in the Arteon, but it can feel a little weedy in the Skoda Superb Estate when it’s loaded up to the roof. This suggests to us that one of the punchier engines will be a better bet.


Key information

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

44.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

563

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

142

g/km

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