Volkswagen has set out to capture the attention of those seeking a true luxury sports sedan. Audi has been producing sports sedans for decades, with the A4, A6, and relative newcomer the A5. These two cars are in direct competition in their unique, luxury Sportback class. So, let’s compare the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon vs the 2022 Audi A5. This is sure to be an interesting matchup, so keep reading to find out how things shake out!
Volkswagen and Audi aren’t usually in direct competition, considering that Volkswagen is the parent company to Audi. That said, there is room for competition. VW has been building a solid reputation for performance for decades and jumped headfirst into luxury with their introduction of their SUV lineup. Therefore, it makes sense that they will continue to offer luxury sports cars like the Arteon. Let’s see how they look head-to-head. Please note that both sets of data are base-level standard features.
Feature / Spec
2022 VW Arteon
2022 Audi A5
Standard Engine / Horsepower / Torque
2.0L TSI® turbocharged 4-cylinder / 300 / 295
4-cylinder / 201 / 236
Standard Transmission / Drive
7-speed DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode.
7Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission
/ quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology
Fuel Economy MPG City / Hwy
24 / 34
26 / 34
Standard advanced and passive safety features including Intelligent Crash Response System
Audi pre sense®
Infotainment / Instrumentation
8” color LCD touchscreen / VW Digital Cockpit Pro
MMI® touch display with 10.1” screen
/ Driver Information System
DCC® adaptive chassis control
5-link front and rear suspension
27 cubic feet (about the volume of a large refrigerator) of cargo capacity
The feel of the cabin in the A5 is a shade more luxurious than the Arteon, and the bigger touchscreen is a nice touch. That said, the Arteon dominates the A5 in nearly every other category, including power, pricing, and utility. Volkswagen has created a true contender with the Arteon.
The base line model is ferociously competitive, but some upgrades in high trims include:
The choice is yours, but if power is what drives you (as well as better pricing) - the VW Arteon is the one for you.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the VW Arteon, we don’t blame you! We feel it came out ahead in the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon vs the 2022 Audi A5 comparison. Please contact us for more information. If you want to buy it but we don’t have one in stock, we can help you order directly from VW to get your perfect Arteon.