2022 Volkswagen Arteon

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  • Solid acceleration
  • Sleek design
  • Lots of standard features


  • Poor outward visibility
  • Touchscreen is tough to use
  • Adaptive cruise control is lacking

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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2022 Volkswagen Arteon is a distinctive and sporty four-door sedan

The 2022 Volkswagen Arteon comes packed with standard features and—new for 2022—an upgraded engine. The midsize sedan also got a new transmission for 2022 along with making the stylish R-Line design standard. It was no slouch before receiving these upgrades, but the Arteon is now a serious competitor against the likes of the Kia Stinger and Audi A5 Sportback.

Its new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generates 300 horsepower, more than enough power for most buyers, and its new transmission allows for more spirited driving. The Arteon is more fun to drive than it was a year ago, and the hatchback's roomy interior ensures that it's still plenty practical. With the rear seats folded down, the Volkswagen offers 56.2 cu-ft of storage space.

Tech remains a bit of a mixed bag for the Arteon. Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ come standard, but the standard infotainment is a bit clunky and difficult to use. Volkswagen's implementation of adaptive cruise control is too sensitive, making for a jerky experience.

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What is new for the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon?

  • The Arteon is available in a new trim called the SE R-Line.
  • The SE trim has been discontinued for 2022.
  • Arteon trims have been upgraded with Harman Kardon Sound as standard equipment this year.
  • The SEL R-Line trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning and 20 Inch Plus Wheels as standard equipment.
  • The SEL Premium R-Line trim now comes with Memory Seat(s) as standard equipment.

2022 Volkswagen Arteon trims

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SE R-Line:

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon

What We Like:

Performance: The new engine and transmission greatly improve the experience of driving the Arteon. The Volkswagen now posts zero to 60 mph times that are comparable to sport-oriented sedans like the Kia K5 GT, and it does so smoothly thanks to the new transmission.

Comfort: A roomy interior gives passengers plenty of room to stretch out, while comfortable seats make long drives pleasant. Headroom in the back row is a little compromised because of the sloping roof, but ride quality is generally pleasant.

Storage: The hatchback design offers loads of storage space behind the second row and folding that row down greatly increases room for larger items. That back row is also very roomy for installing car seats.

What Needs Improvement

Tech: The infotainment system is clunky, difficult to use and menu heavy. Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto come standard, but connecting to the central screen can take a few tries.

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Volkswagen Arteon features and specs

SE R-Line 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Rear Spoiler

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

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Overall length






Leg room

F 41.2"/R 40.2"

Head room

F 37.7"/R 37"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.



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