2020 Volkswagen Arteon Features and Performance

October 23rd, 2019 by

The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon is a stylish and sporty sedan, which was built to replace the highly popular Passat CC. This suburban sedan has a premium look that appeals to motor enthusiasts who are looking for a vehicle that offers luxury, German pedigree and a touch of exclusivity. Previous models of the Arteon were not regarded as big-seller cars, a narrative that the 2020 VW Arteon might change. It beautifully combines a smooth driving experience and design elegance, and thus acts as a bridge between upscale and mainstream car models.

Fuel Economy of the 2020 Volkswagen ArteonWhat’s New for 2020?

Since VW debuted its Arteon range a few years ago, the vehicles were touted as the go-to option for car lovers who are turned off by crossover SUVs and hatchbacks but still want to drive a high-end car. The 2020 Arteon bears a close resemblance to its predecessor. The vehicle’s standout features are its shapely body, ample cargo space and high-performing turbo-4 engine.

The 2020 Arteon maintains its predecessor’s 4-door coupe-like design but has a sleeker silhouette which rivals that of higher-end sedans such as the Audi A5 Sportback. VW incorporated a 4Motion (all-wheel drive) system to deliver a comfortable driving experience. At the front, you’ll be blown away by the clamshell-shaped hood and sophisticated grill that runs to the bumper. The optional 19-inch wheels give the 2020 Arteon a fantastic big-car appearance.

Available Trims

Just like its predecessor, the 2020 VW Arteon comes in two trim levels. SE is the basic trim, while SEL is the higher-end trim that includes additional features from the SE. The SE trim’s MSRP is $40,000, while the SEL trim can be yours for $45,000.

2020 Arteon SE

  • Synthetic leather-upholstered seats
  • Heated and power-adjusted front seats
  • Keyless ignition
  • 0-inch touchscreen

2020 Arteon SEL

  • Heated and power-adjusted front seats
  • Keyless ignition
  • 0-inch touchscreen
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power moonroof
  • 3-inch digital instrument cluster

Interior Styling

The 2020 Arteon has one of the roomiest interiors that you will find in a sedan of its class. Although it may not be as practical as conventional family sedans, the vehicle’s sporty design helps deliver ample space. The interior ambiance is high-class and offers tons of space for both rear and front-seat passengers. Designed to seat four occupants, the Arteon has top-notch trimmings featuring a mix of fake wood trim and an occasional strip of plastic.

On the SEL trim, you’ll find first-rate two-tone Nappa leather seats that are comfortable. Likewise, the SEL trim has ventilated massage front seats to make your trips comfortable no matter how short or long your drive is. Heated front seats are a standard on both trim levels. The rear seats also have ample legroom even when the front seats are as far back as they can go. Although the tapered roofline limit’s rear headroom to 37 inches, most passengers won’t notice.

The centerpiece of all 2020 Arteon’s infotainment systems is an 8-inch touchscreen display that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The user interface has a simple layout. Knobs and flush-mount buttons are placed on both sides of the trim for convenient reach. The SEL trim has additional tech goodies on its multimedia system, including an embedded satnav.

Safety Features

The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon hasn’t been crash-tested, and therefore, its safety rating is yet to be determined. The standout safety feature on 2020 Arteon is the standard automated emergency braking system. It alerts you to an imminent crash by helping you optimize the car’s braking capacity. The system activates the Arteon’s brakes if a collision is detected, thus preventing an accident. The Arteon’s blind-spot alerts you about other vehicles at the rear or side to avoid collisions.

The available adaptive cruise control system on the 2020 Arteon automatically adjusts the vehicle’s speed to maintain a safe distance from other motorists who are ahead of you. Moreover, the car’s hood is designed in a way that allows it to pop up when it hits an object, thus lessening the impact on the object. The SEL trim has additional safety features such as active lane control, a 360-degrees camera system and automatic high-beam headlights.

2020 Volkswagen Arteon MPGFuel Economy

2020 VW Arteon comes with 268 horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 engines that shuttles power through an impressive 8-speed auto transmission system to either all four wheels or the front wheels only. Models that feature all-wheel-drive systems typically use more gas than front-wheel-drive vehicles but the Arteon is more fuel-efficient compared to other luxury sedans in their class, including the Audi A5s and BMW 4 Series. The Arteon has a combined MPG of 23, 27 MPG on the highway and 20 MPG in the city.

On the other hand, front-wheel versions have a comparatively better fuel economy since they are rated at 22 MPG city, 31 MPG highway and 25 MPG combined. Competitors such as the Honda Accord and Mazda 6 may offer a better fuel economy, but they don’t have the high-end features that you will find on a 2020 Arteon.


Volkswagen built the 2020 Arteon to be a long-distance cruiser. This refined sedan is suited for open-road driving, has impressive acceleration and a comfortable ride. The 2-liter engine gives you 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, which is impressive, bearing in mind that this massive sedan has nearly 3,900-pound curb weight. The SEL trim comes with optional paddle shifters, which provides excellent control, especially when cruising at high speeds.

For optimal highway driving, the vehicle has a stiff structure that blends perfectly with the standard adaptive suspension system. You can firm up or soften the vehicle’s suspension via a menu on the infotainment system. Likewise, the steering heft can be increased by switching to sport drive mode. With standard 19-inch wheels and a multi-link rear suspension system, the 2020 Arteon has a firmer ride compared to its predecessor.

The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon is among the most refined and classy sedans that you will find anywhere. The vehicle offers upscale driving experience, good fuel economy and excellent highway performance, which is similar to what you will receive in higher-end car models. A starting MSRP of $40,000 makes the 2020 Arteon one of the most affordable luxury sedans in the market.

Are you interested in upgrading to the all-new 2020 VW Arteon? Do not hesitate to get in touch with Muller Volkswagen to check out the dealership’s inventory, and for a chance to test-drive this impressive sedan. Contact us with any questions or for more information.


Posted in Uncategorized