Volkswagen Taos

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Key specifications

Highlights
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Engine Type
28 City / 36 Hwy
MPG
158 hp
Horsepower
5
Seating Capacity
Engine
158 @ 5500
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 1750
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
1.5 L/91
Displacement
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Engine Type
Suspension
Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Weight & Capacity
13 gal
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A
Curb Weight - Rear
Safety
Standard
Backup Camera
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Stability Control
Entertainment
Standard
Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®
Electrical
N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
Brakes
12 in
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel Disc
Brake Type

Notable features

Five-seat subcompact SUV
Standard turbo four-cylinder engine
Eight-speed automatic transmission with FWD, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with AWD
Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity

Engine

158 @ 5500 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 1750 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
1.5 L/91 Displacement
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Engine Type

Suspension

Strut Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Beam Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Weight & Capacity

13 gal Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A Curb Weight - Rear
3,181 lbs Base Curb Weight
N/A Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A Maximum Payload Capacity
N/A Curb Weight
N/A Curb Weight - Front
0 lbs Total Option Weight
N/A Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A Maximum Trailering Capacity

Safety

Standard Backup Camera
Standard Blind Spot Monitor
Standard Stability Control

Entertainment

Standard Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®

Electrical

N/A Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Brakes

12 in Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel Disc Brake Type
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
11 in Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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Factory Warranties

Basic
4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion
7 years / 100,000 miles
Powertrain
4 years / 50,000 miles
Maintenance
2 years / 20,000 miles
Roadside Assistance
3 years / 36,000 miles
2023 Report Card

Car Seat Safety

Latch
A
Infant
A
Rear-facing Convertible
A
Front-facing Convertible
A
Booster
B
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The good & the bad

The good

Backseat space
Balance between fuel efficiency and acceleration
Ample standard and available safety and driver-assist features
Cargo room
Car-seat accommodations

The bad

Rough-shifting transmission
Interior quality
Dated multimedia system
Firm ride

Consumer reviews

4.7 / 5
Based on 10 reviews
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Comfort 4.9
Interior 4.5
Performance 4.7
Value 4.6
Exterior 4.9
Reliability 4.5

Most recent

2.0

I will not be purchasing another Volkswagen

3 problems with this car: 1. The distance between the sun visor and height of the seat for the driver is too large for a person of 5 feet tall. This is a significant safety issue when the sun is bright. 2. Carplay can easily be disrupted to the point of absolute silence for both Carplay & the car rafio stations. This is...

5.0

Great Value, Good Ride

Our 2022 Taos is almost 2 years old with about 21K mileage. Very satisfied with our car. For the price point (25K) it provides good handling, a comfortable ride and great interior space for a subcompact SUV. The gas mileage is amazing at over 40 MPG on the highway and about 30 MPG tooling around town. Couldn't be happier!

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2023 Volkswagen Taos review: Our expert's take

By Jennifer Geiger

The verdict: The 2023 Volkswagen Taos is more likable than its second-to-last-place finish in Cars.com’s 2023 Affordable SUV Challenge suggests thanks to a plucky, efficient powertrain and ample room for people and stuff.

Versus the competition: Despite its good qualities, the Taos didn’t come in fifth out of six subcompact SUVs for no reason: It lagged rivals in areas like vehicle controls, interior quality and value.

Volkswagen’s smallest Taos SUV was new for 2022, and for the 2023 model year, it gets more standard safety features, and uplevel trim levels add driver-assist and convenience features. See how the 2023 Taos compares with its preceding model.

Related: 2022 Volkswagen Taos Round 2: Our Second Take on VW’s Cheapest SUV

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The verdict: The 2023 Volkswagen Taos is more likable than its second-to-last-place finish in Cars.com’s 2023 Affordable SUV Challenge suggests thanks to a plucky, efficient powertrain and ample room for people and stuff.

Versus the competition: Despite its good qualities, the Taos didn’t come in fifth out of six subcompact SUVs for no reason: It lagged rivals in areas like vehicle controls, interior quality and value.

Volkswagen’s smallest Taos SUV was new for 2022, and for the 2023 model year, it gets more standard safety features, and uplevel trim levels add driver-assist and convenience features. See how the 2023 Taos compares with its preceding model.

Related: 2022 Volkswagen Taos Round 2: Our Second Take on VW’s Cheapest SUV

Read more