2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2019 Buick LaCrosse

2019 VW Arteon exterior front fascia and driver side in front of city vs 2019 Buick LaCrosse exterior front fascia and passenger side in front of city

Many people automatically assume luxury modes automatically have more power and features than models made by non-luxury brands. However, the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon rebels against this concept as it goes bumper to bumper with the 2019 Buick LaCrosse. We’ll see how these two sedans compare as we take a look at some of the standard features and power that both models offer.

We’ll compare the base trims of both models. That means you’ll see the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon SE vs the 2019 Buick LaCrosse Base. Take a look at the table below and see how much power the 2019 VW Arteon has over the 2019 Buick LaCrosse. The powerful turbocharged engine of the VW Arteon pumps out 268 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. This bump in power is only bolstered by the all-wheel drive, which is standard on the VW Arteon.

2019 VW Arteon SE


2019 Buick LaCrosse Base

268 lb & 258 lb.-ft. Horsepower & Torque 194 hp & 187 lb.-ft
AWD Drivetrain FWD
Standard Forward Collision Warning N/A
Standard Rear Traffic Alert N/A
Standard Front Heated Seats N/A
Standard Rain Sensing Wipers N/A

Advantages of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon

A variety of convenient technologies wait inside the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. Many of these technologies such as the Rear Traffic Alert are there to potentially help you reduce the severity of a collision, or even avoid it altogether. These technologies aren’t infallible, but they do have great potential to help drivers be more aware of their surroundings. Unfortunately, the 2019 Buick LaCrosse Base does not offer these trims as standard or optional. So, if you want to see these safety technologies then you’ll need a higher trim.

You can also find convenience features such as heated front seats and rain sensing windshield wipers in the VW Arteon. Much like the safety technologies, these convenience features aren’t available in the base trim of the 2019 Buick LaCrosse.

We know how important it is to fully research your future vehicle. That’s why we encourage you to contact us here at Douglas Volkswagen of Summit with any questions you have. We’d love to tell you more about whichever Volkswagen model caught your interest.