Introducing the 2022 Volkswagen Taos
What You Need to Know About This Subcompact VW SUV for Sale
Now that everything is getting back to normal, car season is officially on. If you’re living in Texas and searching “new cars near me” or “new cars for sale,” then it’s highly likely you’ve seen the all-new 2022 Volkswagen Taos come up in the results. Although this SUV is brand new to the game, it’s already generating some healthy buzz from car reviewers and trade publications alike as a game-changer in subcompact SUVs.
When the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan was released, it was a breakthrough moment for VW and auto enthusiasts who wanted all the power and room of an SUV combined with sleek and modern design. However, for some, the Tiguan was a bit too big for their liking, and they wanted something that was more along the lines of a happy medium between a full-blown SUV and a sedan. Our customers asked, and VW listened, which is how we’ve arrived at our newest vehicle, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos. If you’re looking for a VW SUV for sale, this may be the perfect fit for you. Think of the Taos as a slightly smaller version of the Tiguan. This subcompact SUV gives you all the perks and features of a Volkswagen SUV, but in a slightly more compact packaging. See the full breakdown below on the VW Taos and where to locate it at your local Volkswagen dealer.
2022 Volkswagen Taos Main Specs
When it comes to talking about the brand-new Volkswagen Taos, naturally, we compare it to the 2021 Tiguan quite often because it’s the most similar vehicle on the lot that our drivers are familiar with. Obviously, since the VW Taos is a subcompact SUV, you can expect the classic SUV feel on a slightly smaller scale. For instance, the 2021 Tiguan offers 73.5 cu. ft. of cargo space compared to the Taos which offers 66.3 cu. ft. of cargo space, which is still more than enough to handle any grocery trip or camping adventure where you need to pack heavy.
Looking under the hood, the Tiguan has a 2.0L Turbo I-4 engine with 184 hp. The Volkswagen Taos offers a 1.5L Turbo I-4 engine with 158 hp, which is still plenty of get-up-and-go when you need it. The Taos’ turbo engine and eight-speed automatic transmission makes getting from zero to sixty a breeze when merging onto the highway, but where it really excels is on the gas mileage front. Whereas the 2021 VW Tiguan offers 23 city/29 highway mpg, the all new VW Taos has it beat with 28 city/36 highway mpg, which makes it perfect for your daily commute and long-distance trips. To further customize, you’ll have your choice between all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive.
Those that have had the pleasure of test-driving the Volkswagen Taos have remarked on its ability to remain nimble and light while also feeling solid and secure in its construction. It’s the perfect car for those that like the driving style of a sedan with all the storage and elevated visibility of an SUV. The 2022 VW Taos meets perfectly in the middle.
2022 Volkswagen Taos Features
You’d be hard-pressed to find a vehicle that touts more features than the 2022 VW Taos. The beauty of this Volkswagen SUV is that it provides all the luxury amenities without the wallet-breaking price tag that usually comes with them. Some of our favorites include:
- 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
The Volkswagen Taos also comes with an extensive list of entertainment features to make any ride – short or cross-country – truly enjoyable for you and your passengers. Each model of the all-new VW Taos comes with two front-row LCD monitors, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth, and smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay or Android Auto). This makes pairing up your phone easy so you can stream music, take hands-free calls, or listen to your favorite podcasts while out there on the road. All audio comes through crisply via the six-speaker Beats sound system that comes standard with every Volkswagen Taos for sale on our lot.
Test Drive the Brand New 2022 Volkswagen Taos Today!
The Volkswagen Taos is poised to be one of the best selling vehicles in the highly-competitive compact SUV market. It’s lengthy list of features combined with its sleek design and reliable handling make it one of the most anticipated vehicles of the year among many auto enthusiasts. The best way to see the VW Taos for yourself and to get a feel for it 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 Clear Lake dealership conveniently located at 15100 Gulf Fwy. in Houston. Use the contact us form to schedule your appointment to test drive the all-new Volkswagen Taos today!