2021 Volkswagen Arteon

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  • Overview

    A silver 2021 Volkswagen Arteon is shown angled left.

    Some vehicles are built with style, some are built with substance, but only a few can combine the two, all without sacrificing value. In the case of the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon, this automobile produced by the fine German automotive maker Volkswagen is a shining example of why the manufacturer has continued to gain popularity, even after all these years. The 2021 Arteon has made a list of changes and modifications since we saw it last year, and this year's model is easily a win in both looks and features. All things considered, the Arteon is a rather new vehicle from Volkswagen, which has been in the industry for many decades, with its foundation starting in 1937 in Berlin. With an exterior that's best described as elegant and classy to those who have seen it, and these opinions are fortified when seen in person, the Volkswagen Arteon is built to stick out in the crowd. It's built with pure class and is typically appreciated and admired by those who see it.

    The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon is available at a starting MSRP of $36,995 for the SE model, and the subsequent trim levels that follow are the SEL R-Line and the SEL Premium R-Line.1 Every model comes with a handful of advanced features, most notably being the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and some advanced safety features. The Volkswagen Digital Cockpit is a completely digital take on the analog gauges that you're likely used to in a vehicle. Unlike those gauges, these are fully customizable and allow you to see more information than ever before, including navigational directions. Higher-end trim levels of the 2021 Arteon implement some additional features that you won't get otherwise, including a panoramic sunroof or a premium audio solution in the SEL Premium R-Line.


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  • Performance

    A red 2021 Volkswagen Arteon shown from the front is driving through a city.

    A vehicle such as the 2021 Arteon does not need excess power, but that doesn't stop Volkswagen from making the Arteon an ample powerhouse. The configuration is identical to the ones that have appeared in each model beforehand, and those who are familiar with this setup will know how fuel-efficient it can be in addition to its power. Inside of the 2021 Arteon, you'll find a standard turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This is a generous pairing for a midsize sedan and makes the Arteon a pleasure to drive.

    Power and Efficiency

    In regards to the performance that this turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine will give you, the 2021 Arteon produces 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the engine being turbocharged, you can also expect excellent fuel efficiency. The 2021 Arteon earns EPA-estimated ratings of 22 MPG city and 32 MPG highway for front-wheel drive models.The option all-wheel drive system provides an estimated 20 MPG city and 31 MPG highway. For the daily driver, this is a perfect blend of both performance and efficiency, and for those who need a vehicle that will help them reliably get around town, the Arteon does this in style.

  • Interior

    The black interior of a 2021 Volkswagen Arteon shows the steering wheel and infotainment screen.

    The Volkswagen Arteon has only been around for a few years, meaning it's still relatively new. This has several advantages, but one key area that benefits from this is the technology that lies inside the interior. Additionally, with the Arteon being such an elegant ride, the interior will give you a sense of class and luxury, from the materials that compose the cabin to the spaciousness of the whole thing. As the premium sedan from Volkswagen, Arteon lives up to its position in the Volkswagen lineup.

    Plenty of Space

    Starting with you and your passengers, the 2021 Arteon can seat a maximum of five people. With 37.9 inches of headroom in the front and 37.1 inches in the back, along with 41.2 inches of legroom up front and 40.2 inches in the back, the Arteon will seat passengers of all sizes quite comfortably. The same can also be said for the 2021 Arteon's cargo capacity, as there are 56.2 cu ft of space hidden behind a large liftback. This is far more than your average sedan, making the Arteon nearly as practical as an SUV. Even with the rear seats upright, the Arteon offers an exceptional 27.2 cu ft of cargo space, giving you plenty of space for fitting all your shopping.

    Digital Technology

    Technology is something that Volkswagen has emphasized for the 2021 Arteon to quite a large extent, and this is one of the benefits that we've mentioned of an all-around newer vehicle. The features included are state-of-the-art such as the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which features a display that measures out at 12.3-inches and is placed directly behind your steering wheel, replacing the analog gauges of old. This screen gives you enough space to pin the information that you need, such as your speedometer and tachometer, and even offers space for more information panels. What this also does for Arteon drivers is clear up some of the information that would otherwise be shown on the cabin's infotainment screen, allowing the infotainment center to be utilized for things such as media, weather, and more.

    Inside of the 2021 Arteon is an infotainment center with an 8-inch screen. Combined with the versatility of the previously mentioned 12.3-inch cockpit screen, and you've got yourself a highly tech-centric interior. With the integrated infotainment center, you'll have access to a wide array of exciting features at your disposal, including the likes of a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that will integrate a wireless internet connection directly into your Arteon. This allows you and your passengers to have an internet connection that you can utilize at any time on the road, and this connection you can ensure will be both fast and safe.

    Tech Features

    Newer infotainment centers are bound to have a relevant supply of features, and the 2021 Arteon is certainly an example of this. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are integrated directly into the vehicle's infotainment center. Those who own a smartphone can link their devices to the vehicle, and the infotainment center then becomes a hub to utilize your device in a hands-free manner. Whether this is activating voice commands, changing songs on the radio, or even the ability to take or make phone calls more safely, you're going to want to find a vehicle with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, such as the Arteon.

  • Safety

    A close up shows a black 2021 Volkswagen Arteon from the front.

    Volkswagen vehicles are often well known for their safety; it's a staple of the craftsmanship that has gone into these German-engineered automobiles. The 2021 Arteon is one of the safest rides to come out this year and has even earned a 2021 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with the Adaptive Front-lighting System with dynamic cornering lights.3 Volkswagen has equipped the Arteon with state-of-the-art safety features to ensure that anytime you're traveling, you can do so in the safest way possible. It all starts with the design of the vehicle itself with its built-in Safety Cage that's engineered to mitigate damage during collisions. The IIHS has acknowledged this and rated the Arteon as a safe vehicle in regards to front and side collisions. Next is the addition of a rear-view camera that will display a viewpoint of the back-end of your vehicle, meaning next time your vehicle is in reverse, you'll have a much clearer view of your surroundings with minimal obstruction.

    Safety Technology

    Part of Volkswagen's recent engineering efforts has been rooted in preventing collisions from occurring at all. This has resulted in new features such as the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. With this feature found in every 2021 Arteon model, the vehicle will know when to apply the brakes in emergencies, whether this is because of a pedestrian or a vehicle in your path. Features such as these are a marvel of engineering, and with its standard integration on the Arteon, you won't have to pay any additional fee to acquire it.

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