Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TSI 272 Elegance 5dr 4MOTION DSG Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £40,815What Car? Target Price£33,773
Review

The VW 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

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This mid-level trim is incredibly well equipped: LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, 18in alloy wheels, four-way electric lumbar support, swish ambient interior lighting, nappa leather seat trim, front and rear climate control, heated front seats, a 12.3in digital instrument display, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition are all standard. Meanwhile, on the infotainment side, you get an 8.0in touchscreen with a DAB radio, Bluetooth, sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an SOS emergency call response and online connectivity for live traffic, weather and parking space availability.

With a thumping 276bhp and a willingness to rev, this flagship petrol Arteon is properly fast, as its 0-62mph time of 5.6sec attests. What's more, its automatic gearbox shifts slickly on the move, even if it can be a little jerky at parking speeds. What counts against is its high purchase price.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPHundefined seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

35.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

563

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

180

g/km

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