Volkswagen made minor changes to the Arteon for 2021. This year, it will reach dealerships beginning from November. Compared with the 2020 model, prices have increased.
The 2021 Volkwagen Arteon offers the entry-level SE, sporty SEL R-Line and SEL Premium R-Line trim levels – just three.
Under the hood, American buyers will find a single engine – a 2.0-liter turbo-four making 268 hp. Front-wheel drive is standard on the SE. The SEL R-Line can be with front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
The 2021 Arteon’s starting price is $38,190. This is a $1175 rise over the 2020 model. The mid-level SEL R-Line costs $44,590 – $1825 more than before.
The range-topping Arteon SEL Premium R-Line comes standard with the brand’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. Its price decreases by $525 to $48,190.
The Volkswagen Arteon is a good practical car with a surefooted handling, a cushioned ride, a user-friendly touchscreen, lots of standard tech and safety features. The Arteon hatchback provides a SUV-like cargo space.
But compared to many rivals, the Arteon offers weaker acceleration, worse fuel economy, and a poorer cabin.