2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs. 2018 Lexus IS 300

There is little doubt that the all-new Volkswagen Arteon will have a steep hill to climb when it arrives at the Spitzer VW showroom to represent the manufacturer’s midsize sedan options. The automaker has already released its fast-back sedan overseas to much acclaim in the European automotive press. A comparison of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs. 2018 Lexus IS 300 shows just how the all-new VW sedan is poised to make a huge splash in its industry segment when it arrives. Lexus has earned its spot in the luxury portion of the automotive industry, but the 2019 Arteon is more than ready to turn some heads with more standard performance and more advanced technology. Customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2019 VW Arteon today by calling, 877-305-7947.

We’ll get to the difference in performance specifications of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs. 2019 Lexus IS 300, one of the biggest disparities between the two sedans comes in available technology. A three trim grades of the 2019 VW Arteon (SE, SEL and SEL Premium) come with an infotainment system that is compatible with today’s most popular applications for today’s most popular smartphone applications. Eventual owners of the 2019 Arteon who also use compatible Android- and Apple-based devices can safely use their favorite apps and functions, like hands-free calling and messaging without running afoul of local distracted driving laws. The Lexus IS 300 does have an infotainment system of its own, but it doesn’t offer as much capability as what comes standard with the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon.


2019 VW Arteon


2018 Lexus IS 300

Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
268/258 Horsepower/Torque 187/186
Eight-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
Yes  Smartphone Integration No


Performance Specs

Each 2019 VW Arteon that is coming to Spitzer Volkswagen will be powered by a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition to providing 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, the 2019 Arteon equips drives with front-wheel-drive as standard with the automakers proprietary four-wheel-drive system available as an option on all three trims. By comparison, the 2018 Lexus IS 300 can be outfitted with a turbocharged, four-cylinder power plant of its own, or a V-6 engine, that will be attached to a six- or eight-speed automatic. Neither of those options make as much horsepower as what comes with the 2019 VW Arteon.



An interior photo of the 2019 VW Arteon and its available large touchscreen interface.
A close up photo of the wrap around taillights on the 2019 VW Arteon.
A closeup photo of the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit in the 2019 Arteon.
A close up photo of the LED headlights used on the 2019 VW Arteon.