Buyers looking for a subcompact SUV that delivers bold styling, a comfortable ride, and a host of technology features should take a look at the 2022 Volkswagen Taos. This diminutive crossover is smaller than its Tiguan stablemate but offers nearly the same interior volume. According to the Volkswagen dealership near San Bernardino, the Taos packs in 99.5 cubic feet of interior space, while the Tiguan gets 101 cubes. All this room in the cabin means even tall passengers can be seated comfortably. There’s lots of room for cargo, with 27.9 cubic feet of space.
The VW Taos replaces the Volkswagen Golf when that model ceases production in 2022, making the Taos the new entry-level model at dealers like the San Bernardino area Volkswagen dealership. Anyone who wants a subcompact crossover that checks all the boxes should place the 2022 Volkswagen Taos at the top of their shopping list.
The 2022 Volkswagen Taos gets excellent reviews from the automotive press. Forbes writes:
“The newcomer is being marketed as the smaller version of the Tiguan and is aimed at providing crossover consumers a subcompact. Despite its relatively tight dimensions, the 2022 Taos has received a great response from American consumers and critics alike thanks to its athletic exterior and solid built quality which is what people have come to expect from Volkswagen.”
The 2022 Taos seats five. Three trim levels are on offer: S, SE and SEL. The Taos is motivated by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, coupled to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Taos gets EPA-estimated fuel economy rated at 28 mpg city/36 mpg highway.*
The S trim’s optional IQ Drive package comes with an active blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision mitigation, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, and emergency assistance.
Travel Assist is available in the S and SE models and standard on the SEL. The system allows the Taos to drive itself, although drivers will need to monitor the road and keep their hands on the wheel. Travel Assist takes care of acceleration, steering and braking when the Taos is driving up to 95 mph. The driver can activate the system with a button on the steering wheel. Touch detection ensures the driver’s hands stay on the steering wheel. Travel Assist uses the Taos’ adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping systems to keep the Taos in its lane and remain behind the vehicle ahead at a safe distance.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.