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Volkswagen Arteon Review Rundown

VolkswagenPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Volkswagen Arteon & Arteon R Fastback Sedan & Arteon Shooting Brake Wagon (2021 MY facelift)
Neoscore* 64%
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The new Arteon Shooting Brake combines the visual elegance of a coupé with the versatility of an estate. It adds a unique rear end, comprising a longer roofline, a more tapered glasshouse, prominent D-pillars and an angled tailgate.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
The Arteon R gets a few highlights to suggest that it's sporty, such as mock carbon inserts, blue stitching, grippy seat trim and, on the overburdened infotainment, if you personalise your own drive mode you can pick from 15 different states for your dampers. It's quiet, comfortable and easy, with moderately weighted and responsive controls. It steers accurately and keenly, there's just enough in the way of body movements to remind you of the kind of car you're driving, and it has grip and traction to spare.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic handling
  • Lots of fun to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
Both Arteon variants are offered here with four revised turbocharged four-cylinder engines. All get front-wheel drive and, in most cases, the choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. But it's the new eHybrid driven here that's of greatest interest to most customers. It uses the plug-in hybrid drivetrain of the Passat GTE, with a 154bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine and 113bhp gearbox-mounted electric motor. Energy for this is provided by a 13.0kWh battery mounted in the boot floor, yielding an electric-only range of up to 33 miles at speeds up to 87mph.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive electric-only range
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 52%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
The Arteon R Shooting Brake will present as an all-weather Audi S4 stalker. Engine-wise there remain the same four-cylinder TSI and TDI stalwarts. Front-wheel drive is also the order of the day, except on the 197bhp 2.0-litre TDI.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Lots of space for second-row passengers
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Volkswagen's Arteon Fastback is a more emotional alternative to the practical Passat saloon. The plug-in model offers strong efficiency (with the battery charged), plenty of kit and the car is a bit more stylish than some VWs. It's not that sporty, but majors on refinement and a ride that on the whole is comfortable.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of kit
Cons[**]
  • Lack of practicality
  • Alternatives are more fun to drive

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Volkswagen Arteon R Shooting Brake is an accomplished and exclusive fast estate car. It's a shame the cabin quality can't match its image, but in typical VW R fashion, the car's driving dynamics mean it feels superbly secure and surprisingly rapid. It backs this up with plenty of practicality as well as lots of standard kit. The 0-62mph sprint only takes 4.9 seconds, while there are 590 litres of boot space on offer.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful engine
  • Lots of standard kit
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The Volkswagen Arteon is one of the slowest-selling cars from a mainstream automaker. Volkswagen is giving it a number of thoughtful updates for 2021. Restyled 18- and 20-inch wheels are available, and a couple extra paint colors are on the docket.
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Pros[**]
  • More fuel-efficient than its predecessor
  • Comfortable, comfortable ride
  • Lots of driver-assistance features
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

digitaltrends[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
VW tries to elevate the Arteon above its lesser models through styling, a more luxurious interior, and a long list of tech features. At 27.2 cubic feet with the rear seats in place, the VW offers substantially more cargo space than the Kia, Nissan, or Toyota. VW only offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Expansive interior
  • Lots of tech upgrades
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Lack of standard driver-assist tech
  • Lackluster infotainment

references

  1. 1. ^ Volkswagen Arteon R Shooting Brake 2021 UK review. Autocar. 2021-07-20. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  2. 2. ^ Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 1.4 TSI eHybrid 2020 review. Autocar. 2020-10-30. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake R-Line 2020 UK review. Autocar. 2020-12-11. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ New Volkswagen Arteon eHybrid 2021 review. Autoexpress. 2021-05-14. Retrieved 2021-05-15.
  5. 5. ^ New Volkswagen Arteon R Shooting Brake 2021 review. Autoexpress. 2021-07-07. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
  6. 6. ^ 2021 Volkswagen Arteon review: Star without a spotlight. Cnet. 2020-12-14. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  7. 7. ^ 2021 Volkswagen Arteon review: German luxury for everyone. Digitaltrends. 2021-03-02. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  8. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  9. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  10. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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