2021 to 2022 Volkswagen Arteon Comparison

2022 Volkswagen Arteon

2022 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2021 Volkswagen Arteon

For the newest model year version of the premium sedan, the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon sees exciting enhancements over the previous model year. An increase in performance and a whole revamp of the standard lineup makes the 2022 Arteon even more exciting to own. Colorado drivers who have enjoyed the versatility and sportiness of previous Arteon models will find the additions to the 2022 model year extremely satisfying. Emich VW in Denver, CO is proud to be a leading supplier of new 2022 Arteon models for discerning customers.


While the 2022 VW Arteon packs a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder like its 2021 counterpart, the performance has been escalated. Rather than the 268 horsepower from the 2021 Arteon, drivers of the 2022 model will find themselves commanding 300 horsepower. The transmission handling all of this top performance has also been improved. Replacing the previous eight-speed automatic transmission is a dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic that improves gear shifting precision. These changes result in making the Arteon an even more vigorous option for the family on the go. Not only does the 2022 Arteon provide customers with greater performance, but the new powertrain also sees a welcome increase in overall efficiency. Improved 2 MPG in both city and highway metrics, the 2022 VW Arteon gets an EPA-estimated 24 MPG city/34 MPG highway fuel economy. AWD has also been made the standard drivetrain for the mid-range SEL R-Line trim level.

Exterior & Interior Features

The biggest, noteworthy change is that the R-Line appearance package is now incorporated into every trim level as a standard implementation. Not only does this give the base 2022 SE R-Line trim of the Arteon a more dynamic appearance, but the sedan also receives a new set of 18-inch wheels to ride on. Inside, there is now a wireless smartphone charger that comes standard on every 2022 Arteon model for added convenience. The mid-range SEL R-Line trim of the 2022 Arteon also receives a new option for its exterior appearance. Gorgeous 20-inch wheels painted in Dark Graphite are available for interested customers.

Safety Features

Many of the driver-assistance technology features and other safety measures that were present in the 2021 range of VW Arteon sedans make their return to the 2022 model year as well. However, the base level SE R-Line trim of the 2022 Arteon gets new parking sensors on both the front and rear of the vehicle. This makes getting in and out of tight parking lots and other situations much easier on the driver. Otherwise, drivers of the 2022 Arteon will find familiar systems such as Rear Cross-Traffic Alert to aid their everyday Colorado adventures.

Shop for the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon at Emich VW

A premium sedan for a discerning Denver Metro driver and their family, the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon is made to accentuate the riding enjoyment for everyone in the sedan. Emich VW in Denver would like to assist you in determining which version of the 2022 Arteon will be perfectly catered to you and your family. Stop by our dealership today and speak with a member of our sales team to ask any questions about the newest sedan you might have. We promise you will get quick and courteous replies to keep you well-informed during the whole shopping process.

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