Like most of VW’s cars, the Arteon is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This one produces 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, all sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard ("4MOTION" in Volkswagen parlance) on all but the base trim, where it’s available for an extra $1,800. Read more »
The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon receives a substantial refresh for its third year on the market. The exterior wears a revised grille complemented by an available LED light bar. Interiors receive a refinished dashboard with touch-sensitive climate controls, an updated infotainment interface, and newly standard configurable digital gauges. The SE gains aluminum trim inside, while SEL models get translucent appliques. A semi-autonomous driving system called Travel Assist is available for the first time.