2022 Volkswagen Arteon

Pros: Sleek design; hatchback versatility; increased power and mileage

Cons: Only one engine available; more expensive than similar Passat

CG Says: The 2022 Volkswagen Arteon gets the 300-horsepower engine from the Golf R along with a new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Arteon sees a few trim level changes with the base front-wheel drive SE now having R-Line features, and all-wheel drive becomes standard on SEL R-Line. The SEL Premium R-Line’s equipment is unchanged beyond the new powertrain. The Volkswagen Arteon is a premium midsize 4-door hatchback sedan that offers a bit more cargo versatility. It’s similar in size to VW’s mainstream Passat midsize sedan, but it has sleeker, flashier styling and notably higher price tags. Available safety features include autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot alert, lane-keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. The Arteon doesn’t sacrifice rear-seat room for style. Although the Passat is a better value, Arteon offers the grace and feel of a premium sport sedan for less money.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices SE R-Line: $42,045
AWD SEL R-Line 4MOTION: $46,845
AWD SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION: $50,845

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
300
Std. Transmission
7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-34

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2022 Volkswagen Arteon
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NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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