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    Volkwagen Arteon Price Starts at $35,845*

      ... better late than never.

    The Volkswagen Arteon is taking the scenic route to the US with a delayed launch brought on by some delays in getting its engine certified for the US.  The US version of the Arteon debuted at the Chicago Auto Show in 2018 and we recently reported that the Arteon would finally go on sale sometime in early summer.

    Volkswagen has announced pricing for the U.S. model will start at $35,845 plus $995 destination charge for the base SE front-wheel-drive model and $37,645 for all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available on all trims, generally costing about $2,000 for the upgrade. 

    Arteon SE comes with heated 12-way power seats with faux leather, three-zone automatic climate control, rain sensing wipers, and an 8.0 inch diagonal infotainment screen including Android Auto and Apple Car Play. 18" alloy wheels and LED headlights are standard.

    Arteon SEL starts at $39,995 for FWD and $41,795 for 4Motion AWD. It adds adaptive front lighting, panoramic sunroof, remote start, Napa leather seats, driver seat memory, ambient lighting, navigation, a 12.3 inch digital cockpit systems, and adaptive cruise control.

    Arteon SEL Premium starts at $44,945 and features standard 4motion, heated steering wheel, paddle shifters, ventilated front seats, massaging driver’s seat, heated rear seats, brushed aluminum, tri-color ambient lighting, and a 700-watt premium audio system with 12 speakers.

    The R-Line Package is available on any trim level and includes 19-inch alloy wheels for $1,265 or 20-inch alloy wheels for $1,765

     

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    16 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    Seems like a smaller car though

     

    Like 185 inches to 191 I think, not that big a difference. I think one being an Audi and one a VW matters more.  Or a Stinger is about $5k less than the Arteon and the same size.

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    A bit ambitious on price.  It does not come in stripped version though.  And the Passat is so old and drab, even refreshed, you only want the Passat if you want a cheap car now.  The Arteon is way nicer and so that alone is worth asking the extra money for.  A bit flabby on the flanks, i am getting used to the look though.

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    It's nice, I like it, but I don't understand the point of the Passat with this?

    I like as it was said earlier, the base isn't stripped clean of features.  I'm surprised there's no mention of safety features such as blind spot monitoring or lane departure warning.

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    43 minutes ago, Paolino said:

    I'm surprised there's no mention of safety features such as blind spot monitoring or lane departure warning.

    Having viewed various videos of these systems, I find it very hard to believe people would actually ask for them.

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    3 hours ago, Paolino said:

    It's nice, I like it, but I don't understand the point of the Passat with this?

    I like as it was said earlier, the base isn't stripped clean of features.  I'm surprised there's no mention of safety features such as blind spot monitoring or lane departure warning.

    This is the car above the Passat.  Not in size, but in amenities. 

    3 hours ago, balthazar said:

    Having viewed various videos of these systems, I find it very hard to believe people would actually ask for them.

    I used blind spot monitoring a lot in the Escalade Rental I just had. Absolutely needed... I lost an entire 4Runner in the blind spot of that thing. 

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    25 minutes ago, balthazar said:

    My target was actually lane departure warning. If you find this beneficial, you should not be behind the wheel.

    I like Lane assist where is actually nudges you back in line.

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    4 hours ago, balthazar said:

    Having viewed various videos of these systems, I find it very hard to believe people would actually ask for them.

    Being that I live in an area with frequent traffic it's nice to just look at a little light on your side mirror to know you can't merge that second, than to constantly flip your head to check the blind spot only to find out you can't do anything.  It keeps your eyes facing forward and as someone who occasionally wakes up with a stiff neck, it's a pleasure.

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    57 minutes ago, balthazar said:

    My target was actually lane departure warning. If you find this beneficial, you should not be behind the wheel.

    Well, perhaps the warning might make it obvious for someone to think they should stop being behind the wheel.  But face it, the people who shouldn't be behind the wheel, are often behind the wheel, so things like this could help them drive safer.

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    5 hours ago, Paolino said:

    Being that I live in an area with frequent traffic it's nice to just look at a little light on your side mirror to know you can't merge that second, than to constantly flip your head to check the blind spot only to find out you can't do anything.

     

    The couple systems I watched videos on with lane departure warning, the systems read the reflectors in the roadway ahead and beeped at you if you crossed that line. They weren't demonstrating approaching traffic from the rear, only car positioning looking forward.

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