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2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2017 Volkswagen CC

Sometimes it feels like sedans are going the way of the dinosaur. At least, it seems like your options have shrunk if you aren’t a fan of the influx of crossovers and SUVs. What ever happened to an efficient and zippy car? In 2018, the options quite literally were fewer in the VW lineup, as the CC was discontinued without a replacement. Well, now you might say that replacement is here. How is it different, though? In comparing the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2017 Volkswagen CC, you can see that the VW vision of what a premium midsize sedan should feel like is something that was worth the wait.

Visually, there’s no question that the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is a fresh vehicle. From the chiseled front end with bold chrome grille, to the fastback trunk and sloped hood, it takes the original concept of a coupe-like profile much further. Though we had a soft spot for the CC, there can be no doubt that the Arteon is a fantastic successor.

2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2017 Volkswagen CC

2019 Volkswagen Arteon


2017 Volkswagen CC

2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder Engine 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder
268hp/258 lb-ft of torque Performance 200hp/207 lb-ft of torque
MQB Platform PQ46
Eight-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic

More power in the 2019 VW Arteon

You say that luxury is defined by high-quality materials? Someone else might say that it’s all about the engineering. Here at Onion Creek Volkswagen, we wonder why you can’t have both? The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is certainly designed to appeal to every demographic.

The Arteon not only built on the MQB architecture, the same platform on which the popular Golf family is built upon, but it also has an impressive 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. You’ll recall the CC boasted the same, but the engineering wasn’t as fine-tuned as the updated turbo found in the Arteon. This one offers up an impressive 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Paired with it is a standard eight-speed automatic transmission.

Oh, and did we mention that the 4Motion all-wheel drive system is available? On every trim. Options are fun, but what about standards? The DCC adaptive damping system, popular on the Golf R, is another standard found in the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Arteon.

Other standard features include LED lighting, heated front seats, frameless side windows, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, an eight-inch touchscreen sound system and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration. Learn more about the Arteon by contacting us here at Onion Creek Volkswagen.