Is The New VW Arteon A Discount Audi A5 Sportback?

Now that we’ve had time to digest the Volkswagen Arteon, we can’t help but appreciate its stylish exterior design that  manage to hide its generous exterior dimensions.

But is it really something you could consider over an Audi A5 Sportback or a BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe?

Judging by this in-depth review from Carwow, the answer to that question is a definitive…maybe. Starting with the positives, the Arteon is actually shockingly spacious and practical, not to mention visibly larger than the A5 Sportback.

Then there’s the fact that standard equipment levels are excellent. The folks at Volkswagen really went all out with trying to make the Arteon stand out from the rest of the range. Too bad though that the cabin doesn’t feel that far removed from the Passat’s.

It’s also a shame that it’s not particularly sporty to drive, at least not as much as the Audi or the BMW. On the flip side, you will enjoy maneuvering it with ease around town, as well as cruising along at motorway speeds.

Also, when choosing your ideal Arteon configuration, you might want to consider getting a petrol engine though (preferably the flagship 2.0 TSI), since it will be quieter and quicker than the diesels.

Would you consider the Arteon over its rivals from Audi or BMW?


  • Kyle Newberry

    I’d still take the Stinger

    • Dr Strangefingger

      I think it more the opposite… the audi that’s based on this VW is hugely overrated and overpriced.

      And yes, l’d take a Stinger over this 24/7.

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  • Evo45

    I would buy A5 Sportback as both are has nearly same price here (except A5 Sportback has 50 less horses at 2.0 TDI)

  • shamrock

    More like the peoples’ A7.

  • Dennis James

    Pricing is insane in the EU, you can get a comparable BMW 3-series for the money. That’s why I have never seen one outside a mall showroom.

  • Skye

    Without a doubt this is the best choice in this segment, unless you want a badge to impress your in-laws

    • Sébastien

      Then take the Skoda Superb, same car, engines etc cheaper badge

  • U8INIT

    Ain’t shit discount about a 50K car…so y’all can cut that narrative out….

  • …Or you could get a Superb with all the bells and whistles, with the same powertrain, more space, more style, more luxury, same yellow (Dragon Skin Green) paint and non of the “poor mans” labelling.

  • Andrew Riles

    I’d be looking at a VW, Skoda or Seat (if we got them here) over most Audi Ax models simply because they are much better value for money, and appear to lack very little expect the prestige badge….

  • Sébastien

    No, it’s an overpriced Skoda Superb (same underpinnings, length, packaging)

    A5 has a longitudinal engine, not those

  • Perry F. Bruns

    *that manages to hide

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