2022 Volkswagen Taos

2022 Volkswagen Taos - Front View Profile

The Volkswagen Taos makes its debut in 2022, standing in for the long-renowned original VW Golf. From entry-level and up, the Taos is a high-value SUV with the advanced but fun driving experience of a modern VW. It easily appeals to newer or younger drivers, or simply those with simpler driving needs while also easily fitting the family or crew for a road trip. If you’re ready to experience Volkswagen’s newest model, get behind the wheel at our dealership in Marion today.

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Trim Options

There are three trim levels to choose from when purchasing a Taos. Depending on your demands and budget, each trim has its appeal and may be the right SUV for you. If you’re thinking of buying or leasing a 2022 Volkswagen Taos, your trim options are:

  • S: The 2022 Volkswagen Taos S comes equipped with a push-button start and a rearview camera, which is viewed through the 6.5-inch infotainment touch screen. The Taos S runs on 17-inch alloy wheels and has an available all-wheel drive upgrade.
  • SE: In addition to the base trim’s features, the SE swaps out the wheels with 18-inch alloy. This middle trim offers an available panoramic sunroof and uses a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
  • SEL: The top-end trim comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, 19-inch alloy wheels, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and other welcome additions. As with the SE, a panoramic sunroof is optional. With the right Volkswagen incentives, you can get a Taos SEL for less than you think.

2022 Volkswagen Taos - Interior Dashboard

Interior Amenities

The room to spread out inside the Taos is remarkable, considering the vehicle’s moderate size. Even with the sunroof installed, a 6-foot-2 person can comfortably fit in any seat, driver’s included. The latest Volkswagen Taos has 28.1 cubic feet of luggage capacity behind the back seat, which expands to 66.3 cubic feet when the second row is folded down. At 99.9 cubic feet, the overall interior volume is only 1.6 cubic feet less than the Tiguan.

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos also has a sleek cabin. Clean lines with a horizontal focus characterize the interior, with dash decor separating the central touchscreen from the climate controls and flowing seamlessly into the door inserts. Standard two-tone seats can come in a beautiful French roast and black combination, whether in the base cloth or optional leatherette and leather.

The standard 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system can be upgraded to the MIB3 infotainment system, which has an 8.0-inch screen and includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard. Along with the larger screen, a wireless charging pad is also included. The SEL trim gets a bigger 10.3-inch screen with expanded customization.

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Exterior Features

The Taos was made with a handsomely reserved design built on VW’s MQB platform, standing proud with squared-off wheel wells, a strong front end, and a long wheelbase of 105.9 inches. The roof and hood are pleasantly sculpted for both outside style and in-cabin visibility, and both roof rails and LED headlights come standard. Drivers also get a charming range of body colors, with standouts like cornflower blue, kings red metallic, dusk blue metallic, and deep black pearl.

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Power and Performance

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos is a sprightly, practical city and suburb SUV, with the available all-wheel-drive upgrade for those who occasionally go off the beaten path. Primarily, it is designed to make on-road driving more pleasant. Aiming for both comfort and driver engagement, the Taos rotates well and remains poised on curves. Even over light bumps or older, rougher roads, passengers will enjoy a smooth and supportive ride with little to no shake. For moving around campus, local suburbs, and the occasional backyard trail, all versions of the Taos perform quite handily.

The 2022 Taos uses a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 158 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 184 pound-feet of torque. This torque-dominant power ratio gives it the early first step needed to escape traffic jams or bad detours. Unlike many compact SUVs with this power ratio, however, the Taos remains mannered and calm. An eight-speed automatic and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic serve as transmissions. Time taken from zero to 60 miles per hour is 8.5 seconds, while 60-to-zero braking distance is 129 feet.

Regarding fuel efficiency, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos offers 28 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the interstate with the eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel-drive trims are rated for 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway with the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Combined fuel ratings average out to 31 mpg for front-wheel drive, a solid number compared to other SUVs of the same or smaller curb weight.

Technology and Entertainment

The new Volkswagen Taos offers plenty of technological features to enhance every aspect of daily driving. Travel Assist, which is optional on the S and SE but standard on the Taos SEL, allows for partially automatic hands-on driving, up to 95 mph. Adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist can be activated by a button on the steering wheel. Available technology features include Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, remote start, App-connect, Volkswagen car-net, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and in-car navigation.

We’d be happy to assist you in determining whether the 2022 Volkswagen Taos is the right SUV for you. Come see us at Volkswagen of Marion. If you prefer to chat with a professional before viewing or test-driving a new Volkswagen Taos, contact us online or call 618-249-3841 to discuss Volkswagen Taos lease options, 2022 VW Taos offers, or other Volkswagen offers. Anyone seeking a smooth ride, a lot of space, and high gas mileage can get a lot of value out of the Taos.

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Safety Features

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos comes equipped with automatic post-collision braking, which reduces the chance of a second collision. Through its intelligent crash response system function, the Taos unlocks the doors, turns on the hazard lights, and performs other useful functions automatically when needed. Recent VW safety features from the IQ Drive package like Front Assist, Active Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, and Emergency Assist are all available.

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