2020 Volkswagen Arteon vs. Its Competition

2020 Volkswagen Arteon
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Only the Kia Stinger matches the Arteon for utility, though the rear-drive Kia is more overtly sporty.

The well-priced Mazda 6 offers a snappy turbo-4 and has a classy interior, but its infotainment system is cumbersome.

We like the Acura TLX’s luxurious feel even if it can be expensive with options.

The Volvo S60 does an even better luxury car impression, and it can be had in a useful wagon guise.

Nissan pitches its Maxima as a sporty choice, and while it’s powerful, we’re not thoroughly convinced.

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6.4
The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon is a spacious, stylish choice, though its price is high.
6.3
Athletic and well-appointed, the 2020 Acura TLX is an appealing mid-size luxury sedan, although the competition is fierce.
7.7
The 2020 Kia Stinger delivers a rare ride-and-handling balance and ample acceleration in a crisp, practical body.
6.7
The 2020 Mazda 6 gives drivers a last great shot to stay crossover-free.
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The 2020 Nissan Maxima is a handsome, relatively sporty sedan in an era when fewer people than ever are interested in one.
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The 2020 Volvo S60 luxury sport sedan balances power and grace.
MSRP From     
$35,995$33,000$33,090$24,100$34,450$36,050
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Large CarsCompact CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
SE FWD2.4L FWDGT-Line RWDSport AutomaticS 3.5LT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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