Meet the Taos, VW’s All-New Subcompact SUV

June 9th, 2021 by

2022 Volkswagen Taos suv

Getting to Know the Newest VW SUV for Sale

If you’ve been to the Volkswagen dealership in Cypress, then you already know it’s the place Where Good Things Happen. 2021 is already shaping up to be another great year in the VW world with the release of the all-new Volkswagen Taos. If you’ve been Googling things like “new cars for sale” then it’s likely you’ve already seen the Taos pop up in your search results. Although it’s only been available for a little while now, the 2022 VW Taos is already generating a massive amount of buzz from both consumers and professional car reviewing trade publications. The Taos is a reinvention of the Volkswagen SUV – not quite as big as the 2021 Tiguan, but still large enough to offer that classic SUV feel and storage capacity. This subcompact SUV packs a ton of great features in a slightly scaled down version of the Tiguan that you know and love – perfect for those who want something bigger than a sedan but not quite a full-blown SUV. The VW Taos is the happy medium between the two.

2022 Volkswagen Taos At-a-Glance Specs

Here at VW Cypress, we often end up comparing the Taos to the Tiguan quite a bit because they’re similar vehicles. One is an SUV while the other is a subcompact SUV. When it comes to storage, the 2021 Tiguan offers 73.5 cu. ft. of cargo space compared to the 2022 Taos which offers 66.3 cu. ft. of cargo space. That is still more than enough room to handle your camping trip gear, groceries, or luggage for your out-of-town trip.

Peeking under the hood, both the Tiguan and the Taos offer Turbo engines. The difference is that the Taos offers 1.5L Turbo I-4 engine with 158 hp, whereas the Tiguan is a little bit more powerful with its 2.0L Turbo I-4 engine and 184 hp. No matter which way you slice it, you’re going to get a ton of power under the hood. The 2022 Taos turbo engine with eight-speed transmission makes accelerating for highway merges on the 290 nearly effortless.

So far, the Tiguan offers a little more by way of storage and power, but where the Taos excels is with its gas mileage. The 2021 VW Tiguan offers 23 city/29 highway mpg, which is great for a full-sized SUV. However, 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 the Taos to your driving style, you’ll have your choice between all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive. People who have had the pleasure of testing out the 2022 VW Taos are already remarking about how the car simultaneously feels nimble and quick for an SUV without sacrificing the solid and secure construction. No matter what driving conditions are laid before you, the 2022 VW Taos can tackle them.

2022 VW Taos Features

You’re not going to find very many subcompact SUVs that are loaded with features quite like the Taos is. That’s the great thing about VW. You get all the luxury options without the luxury price tag. Some of our favorite features 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

Additionally, each model of the Taos comes with entertainment and convenience features sure to please any passenger. Each model of the brand-new 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. This allows you to keep your hands on the wheel for an overall safer driving experience.

Test Drive the Brand New 2022 Volkswagen Taos Today!

There’s no doubt that the Volkswagen Taos is going to be one of our top sellers in 2021 and beyond. It’s already redefining the subcompact SUV game in the auto industry with its long list of features, modern design, and perfect handling.

Now that the Volkswagen Taos is for sale, the best way to see it for yourself 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 Cypress dealership conveniently located at 19550 Northwest Fwy. in Houston, TX. Use the contact form to schedule your appointment to test drive the all-new Volkswagen Taos today!

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