Picking The Right Trim Package With Your VW Taos

July 21st, 2021 by

2022 Volkswagen Taos Utah

Figuring Out if the S, SE, or SEL Trim is the One for You

When it comes to car shopping, there’s a lot of lingo that we use here on the lot when referring to Volkswagen vehicles. One of the terms we use often that you may not be familiar with is “trim level,” which refers to the vehicle’s specific set of equipment and features that it contains. Generally speaking, the higher the trim level, the more advanced and packed full of features you can expect the car or SUV to be. For instance, our best-selling Volkswagen Tiguan comes in five distinct trim levels so that drivers can really customize what they want out of the vehicle. The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport and standard VW Atlas also come in multiple trim levels. A higher trim level also means it’s going to cost a little bit more, so just keep that in mind when doing your car shopping.

Regarding the all-new Volkswagen Taos, it comes in three distinct trim levels: S, SE, and SEL. The S is the base model. The SE dials things up a notch with its features and design. Finally, the SEL is the most advanced and feature-stacked of the bunch. If you want the most luxurious VW Taos money can buy, the SEL trim is the way to go.

In order to break down what’s included per trim level, we’re going to detail all the trims of Taos. We’ll start with the S and then move our way up to the SE and the SEL. Whenever there’s a feature upgrade on a new trim, we’ve made a note of it so it’s nice and easy to track.

Volkswagen Taos S trim level (starting MSRP $22,995)

Exterior features

  • 17″ alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature
  • Black roof rails
  • LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED tail lights
  • Power-operated side mirrors

Interior features

  • 6-way manually adjustable front seats
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Front center armrest with storage compartment
  • Manual air-conditioning
  • Multi-function steering wheel

Safety features

  • Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, and Hydraulic Brake Assist
  • Crash-optimized front end
  • Driver and front passenger, front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock, and Engine Brake Assist
  • Front safety belts, height-adjustable, with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor points
  • Rear View Camera System
  • Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, front and rear
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Technology

  • 2 front USB-C data ports
  • App-Connect
  • Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices
  • Composition Color touchscreen sound system with 6.5″ color display, and AM/FM radio
  • Push-button start
  • Volkswagen Car-Net®
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit

Volkswagen Taos SE trim level (starting MSRP $27,245) **upgraded features from the S trim level are noted**

Exterior features

  • 18″ alloy wheels (1” upgrade from S)
  • Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles (upgrade from S)
  • LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED tail lights
  • Power-operated, heated side mirrors (S does not include heat feature)
  • Silver roof rails (S uses black roof rails)

Interior features

  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • 8-way power driver’s seat including power-adjustable lumbar support (upgrade from S)
  • CloudTex seating surfaces (upgrade from S)
  • Front center armrest with storage compartment
  • Heated front seats (upgrade from S)
  • Leather-wrapped gear shift knob (upgrade from S)
  • Leatherette-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel (S is not leatherette-wrapped yet still multi-function)
  • Manual air-conditioning

Safety features

  • Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, and Hydraulic Brake Assist
  • Crash-optimized front end
  • Driver and front passenger, front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock, and Engine Brake Assist
  • Front safety belts, height-adjustable, with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor points
  • Rear View Camera System
  • Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, front and rear
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Technology

  • 2 front USB-C data ports and 1 rear USB-C charging port (upgrade from S)
  • App-Connect with wireless capability (upgrade from S)
  • Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert (upgrade from S)
  • Composition Media touchscreen sound system with 8″ color display, proximity sensor, AM/FM/HD radio and voice control (upgrade from S)
  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) (upgrade from S)
  • Keyless access with push-button start (upgrade from S)
  • Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist) (upgrade from S)
  • Remote start (upgrade from S)
  • SiriusXM® with 360L with 3-month trial subscription (upgrade from S)
  • Volkswagen Car-Net®
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
  • Wireless smartphone charger and Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices (upgrade from S)

Volkswagen Taos SEL trim level (starting MSRP $31,490) **upgraded features from the S trim level are noted**

Exterior features

  • 18″ black alloy wheels
  • Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) (upgrade from SE)
  • Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • Illuminated grille (upgrade from SE)
  • LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and low-speed corner-illuminating feature
  • LED tail lights
  • Power-operated, heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers (upgrade from SE)
  • Silver roof rails

Interior features

  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • 8-way power driver’s seat including power-adjustable lumbar support
  • Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror (upgrade from SE)
  • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control (upgrade from SE)
  • Front center armrest with storage compartment
  • Heated front seats
  • Interior ambient lighting (upgrade from SE)
  • Leather seating surfaces (upgrade from SE
  • Leather-wrapped gear shift knob
  • Leatherette-wrapped, heated multi-function steering wheel

Safety features

  • Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, and Hydraulic Brake Assist
  • Crash-optimized front end
  • Driver and front passenger, front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock, and Engine Brake Assist
  • Front safety belts, height-adjustable, with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor points
  • Rear View Camera System
  • Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, front and rear
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Technology

  • 2 front USB-C data ports and 1 rear USB-C charging port
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) (upgrade from SE)
  • App-Connect with wireless capability
  • BeatsAudio® (upgrade from SE)
  • Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert
  • Discover Media touchscreen navigation system with 8″ color display, proximity sensor, AM/FM/HD radio and voice control
  • Dynamic Road Sign Display (upgrade from SE)
  • High Beam Control (Light Assist) (upgrade from SE)
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Park Distance Control (upgrade from SE)
  • Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist)
  • Remote start
  • SiriusXM® with 360L with 3-month trial subscription
  • Travel Assist, Lane Assist, Emergency Assist (upgrade from SE)
  • Volkswagen Car-Net®
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro (upgrade from SE)
  • Wireless smartphone charger and Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices

Carefree Coverage

On top of all the great equipment and features you get with the VW Taos, we also offer Carefree Coverage to our drivers. Consider this a way of further protecting your brand-new investment so that you can feel confident out there on the road. Carefree Coverage through VW includes

  • Scheduled Carefree maintenance for 2 years/20,000 miles
  • Roadside assistance for 3 years/36,000 miles
  • New vehicle limited warranty for 4 years/50,000 miles
  • Car-Net remote access for 5 years

Speak to your local Volkswagen dealer for further details about Carefree Coverage and how to take advantage.

Take the New 2022 VW Taos for a Spin Today!

What drivers love about the new VW Taos is that it has a ton of those classic SUV advantages as seen in the Tiguan and Atlas, but in slightly reduced packaging. It’s reinventing the subcompact SUV game and drivers all across the country can’t get enough of its nimble handling combined with all the storage it provides for camping trips and cross-country adventures.

The best way to experience the VW Taos for yourself is with a test drive. You can either search the phrase “VW dealership near me” and our dealership will pop up, or, you can come to the VW SouthTowne dealership conveniently located at 11000 South 290 West in South Jordan. Use the contact form to schedule your appointment to test drive the new VW Taos today! Or check out our current Taos specials here.

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