Small But Mighty: VW Rolls Out the 2022 Taos
Volkswagen’s All-New Subcompact SUV
If you’re looking for a VW SUV for sale that’s packed with all the latest features and plenty of power under the hood, the all-new 2022 Volkswagen Taos is the vehicle for you. With summer finally upon us, many customers in the car-buying market are searching for terms like “new cars near me” and have very likely already come across the VW Taos as a potential choice for their cross-country adventures. Even though it’s only been out for a little while, the Taos is making a splash with reviewers and consumers alike for being a high quality car akin to the Volkswagen Tiguan, but on a slightly reduced scale. If you want that classic SUV feel without the full-size experience, you’re going to fall in love with the Taos and how it handles.
The 2022 Volkswagen Taos Specs and Storage Capacity
Here at VW SouthTowne, we compare the VW Taos to the Tiguan quite a bit because they are pretty similar to each other. The big differentiating factor is that one is a full-sized SUV while the other is a subcompact SUV. When it comes to storage, the Tiguan provides drivers with a ton of space at 73.5 cu. ft. whereas the VW Taos is a bit smaller at 66.3 cu. ft. That should be more than enough room to handle your camping supplies, luggage, and even the largest of grocery trips.
Moving on to under the hood, the 2021 VW Tiguan runs on a 2.0L Turbo I-4 engine and packs 184hp. That’s quite a bit of power. Comparatively, the VW Taos offers a 1.5L Turbo I-4 engine that provides 158hp. The Tiguan obviously outperforms the Taos, however, it’s marginal enough that most casual drivers won’t even notice it. Believe us, the Taos offers more than enough power to get up to speed when it comes to merging on the highway and acceleration.
As of now, the Tiguan is putting up some pretty impressive stats compared to the Taos, but it can’t win every category. Where the brand-new 2022 VW Taos truly excels is in fuel economy. The 2021 VW Tiguan offers 23 city/29 highway mpg, which is great for a full-sized SUV. However, VW Taos outperforms the Tiguan with 28 city/36 highway mpg, which makes it perfect for your daily commute and multi-state road trips.
Additionally, with the VW Taos you’ll have a choice between all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive (AWD costs about $1,500 extra). Regardless of which one you choose, the driving style should feel quick and nimble while also proving a feeling of solid construction and security that you can only get with an SUV. In the event that you find yourself dealing with snowy conditions, the Taos is more than capable of handling them.
2022 Volkswagen Taos Feature Package
No subcompact SUV would be complete without a list of safety and convenience features. What people love about VW is that you get a luxury package of features without the luxury price tag that usually comes with it. The VW Taos includes:
- 1-touch up and 1-touch down power windows
- ABS brakes
- Active blindspot monitor
- Adaptive Cruise Control (SEL model)
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror
- Automatic headlights
- Automatic temperature control
- Emergency communication system via VW CarNet services (requires subscription)
- Exterior parking camera
- Front dual zone A/C
- Heated steering wheel (SEL model)
- Illuminated entry
- Lane departure/lane assist
- Low tire pressure warning
- Navigation system
- Parking sensors
- Proximity key (doors and push button start)
- Rain sensing wipers
- Remote engine start (keyfob)
- Remote keyless entry
- Speed control
- Telescoping steering wheel
- Tilt steering wheel
On top of the features mentioned, the VW Taos comes with entertainment and convenience features that are sure to make any trip a joyride. Every model of the VW Taos includes AM/FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity for pairing devices, two front-row LCD monitors, six-speaker Beats sound system, and smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay or Android Auto). The VW Taos allows you to seamlessly connect your devices so that you can take hands-free calls, stream your favorite music, or issue commands with voice control.
Test Drive the All-New 2022 VW Taos Today!
The Volkswagen Taos is primed to be one of our top-sellers of the year as a definitive leader in the subcompact SUV market. If you’ve been searching for terms like “Volkswagen Tiguan for sale” but are finding it’s a little bit too much as far as size is concerned, the VW Taos is the perfect ride for you. It packs a ton of punch and features in slightly smaller packaging.
The best way to experience the modern design, perfect handling, and litany of features the Taos has to offer is with a test drive. You can either search the phrase “VW dealership near me” and VW locations in your local area will pop up on your map. 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 all-new Volkswagen Taos today!