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2021 Volkswagen Arteon: A good car gets even better

Volkswagen's shapely Arteon gets a few meaningful improvements for 2021.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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This swoopy sedan is Volkswagen's redesigned 2021 Arteon.

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The Arteon is a full-size sedan that slots above the Passat in VW's lineup.

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It has what is arguably VW's nicest interior.

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LED lights flow into the grille bars.

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A 2.0-liter turbo engine is standard.

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Apple CarPlay is part of the MIB3 infotainment system.

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Every Arteon gets a digital gauge cluster.

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Front-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive is optional.

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The SEL Premium R-Line rides on these cool 20-inch wheels.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon.

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