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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6.2
The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon is a spacious, stylish choice, though its price is high.
6.5
Athletic and well-appointed, the 2020 Acura TLX is an appealing mid-size luxury sedan, although the competition is fierce.
7.6
The 2019 Kia Stinger sets its sights on sleek style and well-tuned ride and handling, and scores a few direct hits against long-standing best-sellers.
6.5
The 2019 Mazda 6 is a breakout among mid-sizers that can lack flair and fun.
7.3
The 2019 Volvo S60 hits a sport-sedan sweet spot, somewhere between nurturing and overbearing.
MSRP From     
N/A$33,000N/A$32,990$23,800$35,800
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/APremium Unleaded I-4N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AMid-Size CarsN/ALarge CarsMid-Size CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
N/A2.4L FWDN/ABase RWDSport AutomaticT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A5N/A555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASedanN/ASedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
N/AAuto-Shift Manual w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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