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Grey VW Arteon from the front

The Volkswagen Arteon is an elegant executive car with a spacious interior. The Arteon offers drivers a range of high-performing engines and a handsome exterior. The model is available as a hatchback or as an estate known as the Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake.

The Volkswagen Arteon competes well against other executive cars, both as a hatchback and an estate. The hatchback rivals the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, the Audi A5 Sportback and the Peugeot 508 Fastback, while the Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake rivals the Audi A4 Avant, BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.


Volkswagen Arteon updates and facelifts

Grey VW Arteon from the rear

The Volkswagen Arteon was launched in 2017. In 2020, it received a facelift, which made some subtle changes to the exterior design, and the interior received a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8-inch or 9.2-inch infotainment touchscreen. In the same year, the Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake was launched, and hybrid engines were also made available on the model.


Practicality and style of the car

Grey VW Arteon from the side

The Volkswagen Arteon has a spacious boot that can hold large amounts of luggage and shopping if needed. The estate has a 565-litre boot, and the hatchback offers just two litres less. By folding down the rear seats using the convenient levers, the estate can be expanded up to 1,632 litres and the hatchback to 1,557 litres. The boot also has a ski hatch that allows for longer items to be stored without the need to fold down the rear seats.

In comparison to its rivals, both the estate and hatchback offer more space, with only the Peugeot 508 Fastback getting close with a maximum of 1,537 litres. The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe offers 470 litres and 1,290 litres when expanded, and the Audi A4 Avant offers 495 litres and 1,510 litres when expanded.

Grey VW Arteon from the rear with boot lid open

For Volkswagen Arteon cars with hybrid engines the boot does reduce slightly but still offers a large 455 litres. This is because hybrid technology such as the battery and electric motors are situated in the rear of the car.


Running costs

The Volkswagen Arteon falls into insurance groups 21 to 35 and has an annual road tax of £180 to 570. This is about average for its class, with rivals falling within a similar bracket, such as the BMW 3 Series, which falls into groups 24 to 42.


How a used VW Arteon drives

VW Arteon steering wheel and wheel-mounted controls

The Volkswagen Arteon comes with a range of petrol and diesel engines as well as a hybrid engine. The petrol range consists of four engines. The entry-level engine is the 1.5-litre TSi petrol engine that can put down 148bhp and achieves 0 to 62mph in 9 seconds. This offers decent fuel economy, returning between 45mpg and 47.1mpg in automatic guise. Next is the 2.0-litre TSi petrol engine, which is capable of 187bhp. This engine achieves 0 to 62mph in 7.7 seconds and returns between 39.0-41.2mpg.

The 316bhp 2.0-litre TSi petrol engine achieves 0 to 62mph in just five seconds and returns around 31.0mpg. This engine is only available with the R trim. The 280bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre TSi petrol engine is available in iterations before 2019. This achieves 0 to 62mph in 5.6 seconds and returns between 33.7-35.4mpg.

The diesel range consists of three engines all using the same 2.0-litre TDi engine. The 148bhp version achieves 0 to 62mph in 9.5 seconds and 58.7–65.7mpg, while the 197bhp engine completes it in eight seconds and delivers 53.9mpg. The 197bhp engine also comes with four-wheel drive capability.

There is also a 236bhp diesel engine available in iterations before 2021. This achieves 0 to 62mph in 6.5 seconds and returns between 44.6mpg and 61.4mpg.

The hybrid engine available on a Volkswagen Arteon is a 1.4-litre TSi petrol engine mated with a 13kWh battery. It can put down a combined 214bhp and 400Nm of torque, achieving 0 to 62mph in 7.8 seconds and returning between 218.8mpg and 257.4mpg.


Engines and official MPG

Please refer to the table below for a comprehensive list of engines and their official mpg figures.


2017 - onwards

Engines Official NEDC MPG Official WLTP MPG
1.4 TSI PHEV - 218.8–257.4 mpg
1.5 TSI 150 54.3 mpg 45.0 mpg
1.5 TSI 150 DSG 47.1 mpg -
2.0 TDI 150 67.3   mpg 58.7–65.7 mpg
2.0 TDI 150 DSG 62.8 mpg 58.4–62.8 mpg
2.0 TDI 190 61.4 mpg -
2.0 TDI 190 DSG 61.4 mpg 48.2 mpg
2.0 TDI 190 DSG 4Motion 55.4 mpg 44.6 mpg
2.0 TDI 200 DSG - 53.9 mpg
2.0 TDI 200 DSG 4Motion - 46.9 mpg
2.0 TDI 240 DSG 4Motion 47.9 mpg -
2.0 TSI 190 - 39.0–41.2 mpg
2.0 TSI 190 DSG 47.1 mpg 36.0–38.0 mpg
2.0 TSI 240 DSG 4Motion 38.7 mpg -
2.0 TSI 272 DSG 4Motion 40.4 mpg 33.7–35.4 mpg
2.0 TSI 320 DSG 4Motion - 31.0 mpg

Features you can expect in a Volkswagen Arteon

Interior

VW Arteon rear interior seats

The Volkswagen Arteon has a handsome and stylish exterior, which helps it to stand out on the road. The front grille design gives the car a premium look, as does the sculpted bodywork. The Arteon’s upmarket look is reflected in the interior, with high-quality finishes and a clutter-free design. The cabin is comfortable and well-hushed from engine, road and wind noise.

Comfort within the interior of the Volkswagen Arteon is refined because of the soft suspension and the trio of driving modes that allow you to adjust the car’s performance and ride to suit the journey. There is also plenty of legroom and headroom in both the front and rear. Different trim levels add extra comfort features such as leather upholstery, sport seats and climate control.

The entry-level Elegance trim comes with electric driver’s seat adjustment along with four-way lumbar adjustment. On the flagship R trim, the driver's seat comes with memory settings and a massage and cooling function.

There are a series of storage spaces placed around the cabin of the Volkswagen Arteon. In the front, there is a small, lidded cubby, a good-sized glovebox, spacious door bins and a cubby located under the central armrest. In the rear, door bins provide enough space for personal items, such as entertainment devices or water bottles.


Technology

VW Arteon infotainment screen displaying entertainment menu

On the centre of the dashboard is the Arteon’s infotainment system. This comes as standard with an eight-inch screen but can also be 9.2 inches wide, depending on whether the car has the Discover Navigation Pro pack. The Discover system provides the infotainment system with sat nav, DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity also feature, meaning drivers can connect to their personal music libraries and contacts.

The infotainment system is controlled by either the touchscreen interface or via the controls located on the steering wheel. Navigating the menu is intuitive with shortcut functions available on the side of the infotainment screen that help drivers control car functions such as the three-zone climate control easily.

On iterations after 2020, Volkswagen’s 12.3-inch Digital Cockpit Pro display (a digital instrument cluster display) also features on the dashboard. This replaces traditional dials and can be customised to show a variety of information, such as sat nav mapping and directions, alongside conventional speed, fuel and rev counter dials. A head-up display is also available on the Volkswagen Arteon.

The Volkswagen Arteon comes with a range of driver assistance features, such as traffic sign recognition which notifies you of local speed limits and incoming speed cameras. Adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist help to maintain the speed and position of the car in-lane when driving on the motorway. The exterior of the vehicle has a series of sensors and cameras that help the driver. For example, there is a rear-view camera that can be used to avoid collisions when reversing into or out of a parking space. Other features include blind spot warning and cross-traffic alert.


Safety

VW Arteon infotainment screen displaying park distance control function

The Volkswagen Arteon was awarded a full five stars in the Euro NCAP safety test. The Arteon also scored well on adult and child occupant protection tests, scoring 96% and 85%, respectively. This is the same for both the hatchback and the estate. This competes with rivals such as the Audi A4 Avant which scored 89% and 87%, and the Peugeot 508 Fastback which scored 96% and 86% in adult and child protection respectively.

Safety features include Volkswagen’s Emergency Assist, which can detect if the driver has become incapacitated and slowly bring the vehicle to a stop in a safe position on the road, as well as automatic emergency braking. There is also a series of airbags located in both the front and rear for passenger and driver protection in the event of a collision. The Volkswagen Arteon comes with an active bonnet which is designed to release automatically in a collision to reduce the damage caused by the car.


Trims available on the VW Arteon

Volkswagen Arteon Elegance

The Elegance trim is the entry-level for both the Volkswagen Arteon hatchback and estate. In the interior, there is a 12.3-inch Digital Cockpit Pro display, heated front seats, partial leather upholstery, an infotainment system with integrated sat nav, three-zone climate control and electrically adjustable seats in the front. On the exterior, the Elegance trim adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera, a powered tailgate and LED headlights. Other features include adaptive cruise control and dynamic chassis control, which allows drivers to change driving modes to adapt the performance of the car.


Volkswagen Arteon R-Line

The R-Line trim is the sportier trim for the Volkswagen Arteon. On the inside, this trim adds black headlining, sports seats, ambient LED interior lighting and a panoramic sunroof. On the exterior, the R-Line trim adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a sportier body kit redesign and rear privacy glass.


Volkswagen Arteon R

The R trim is the flagship trim for the Volkswagen Arteon offering premium and sporty features. Inside, Nappa leather upholstered leather sports seats with a massage function provide extra comfort and a leather heated steering wheel adds extra luxury. The seats also come with extra adjustable lumbar support. On the exterior you’ll find stylish silver door mirrors, 20-inch alloy wheels, a quad-exit exhaust system and a unique R styling body kit. Other features include blind spot warning, cross traffic alert, all-round parking sensors and keyless entry and start.


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Frequently asked questions

Q. How much does a used Volkswagen Arteon cost?

A. We have 59 used Volkswagen Arteon cars in stock ranging from £15,998 to £38,498.

Q. How many MPG does the Volkswagen Arteon get?

A. The Volkswagen Arteon MPG varies from 47 mpg to 63 mpg.

Q. How much is car tax for a used Volkswagen Arteon?

A. The Volkswagen Arteon car tax ranges from £170 to £600 per year for the models in stock.

Q. What is the average mileage on a used Volkswagen Arteon?

A. The average mileage on a used Volkswagen Arteon in stock is 26529 miles.

Q. Which transmission options are available with the Volkswagen Arteon?

A. Currently in stock, the Volkswagen Arteon is available in Automatic, Manual.

Q. What different fuel types are available for the Volkswagen Arteon?

A. Of the Volkswagen Arteon used cars in stock, they are available in the following fuel types: Diesel, Petrol, Petrol/Plugin Elec Hybrid.

Q. What are the most popular engine sizes in the Volkswagen Arteon?

A. The most popular engine sizes in the Volkswagen Arteon we have in stock are 2.0 litres, 1.5 litres.

Q. What are the most popular colours in the Volkswagen Arteon range?

A. The Volkswagen Arteon is available in various colours. The most popular we have in stock are Grey, Silver

Q. Is the Volkswagen Arteon a good car?

A. Car & Driving rate the Volkswagen Arteon 3.5 stars (out of 5).

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Deposit £249
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Cash Price £16998
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* MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they’re not intended to represent real world efficiency.