2022 Volkswagen Taos

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  • Lots of cargo space despite its small footprint
  • Loaded with modern tech features
  • Sedan-like handling


  • The transmission doesn’t always respond predictably
  • Lots of road noise on the highway
  • Stiff suspension gives the ride a jerky feel at low speeds

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 32 highway, 28 combined

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2022 Volkswagen Taos trims

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  • 158-hp, 184-lb-ft of torque 1.5L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • View our Volkswagen Taos S inventory



  • Includes all features available on the SE
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • A/C Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Parking Sensors
  • Navigation System
  • Beats Audio System
  • View our Volkswagen Taos SEL inventory

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Volkswagen Taos

1. Impressive performance 

Small and nimble, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos adds fun to any drive. Sport-tuned suspension, a snappy transmission, and a turbocharged engine make the 2022 Volkswagen Taos a thrill to drive. The reduced body roll gives you confident handling in aggressive turns and hard braking, making it an ideal SUV for a weekend drive along country roads. 

2. Big storage in a small package 

Compact doesn’t have to mean small. Load up the impressive 27.9 cu-ft of cargo space behind the rear seats with whatever you need on your next adventure. Long objects are no problem, too. The rear seats are multi-function, with a passthrough for narrow items and 60/40 split-folding for that unexpected trip to the furniture store. Around the cabin, you’ll find generously sized door pockets, plenty of cupholders, and center console storage too. 

3. Comfortable and accessible interior 

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos is up to the task, whether you're traveling with family or friends. Large door openings, a spacious cabin, and a higher entry point than a sedan make getting in and out easy. The 2022 Volkswagen Taos seats blend the support of a sports seat with the comfort of a luxury sedan. Impressive seat comfort and surprising rear legroom make enduring long road trips easy in the 2022 Volkswagen Taos. Finally, add excellent visibility, and the 2022 Volkswagen Taos has an interior that stands out above the rest. 

4. Tech-heavy across all trims 

Trading touch interfaces for analog buttons, the technology in a 2022 Volkswagen Taos takes a refreshingly simplified approach. In the base model, the Taos S trim, you’ll get essentials like an eight-inch digital cockpit, a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay®, and Bluetooth® connectivity. Look out for the IQ.Drive® package, too, as it adds a full suite of driver assists to any model. Wireless charging and an eight-inch touchscreen can be found on the SE trim, while SEL models include a premium Beats® audio system and navigation. 

5. Going the distance 

While a capable performer, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos can settle into a long highway cruise and stretch out a tank of fuel. A 2022 Volkswagen Taos FWD with a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine is good for an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.

That makes for an EPA-estimated combined average of 31 mpg.
When you add comfortable seats to the engine performance, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos will master long trips with fewer stops.

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Volkswagen Taos features and specs

SEL 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Beats Audio System
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Leather Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Engine type

Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 40.1"/R 37.9"

Head room

F 40.7"/R 39.8"

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