Volkswagen Taos Trim Packages: What They Mean

July 26th, 2021 by

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Breaking Down the Difference Between S, SE, and SEL Trim Levels on the New VW Taos

When shopping for cars, it comes in handy to be familiar with a few certain key terms and phrases so that everyone is on the same page. One of the terms that car-buyers hear most often but may not be familiar with is “trim level.” If it’s your first time seeing that term – not to worry – we’re here to define exactly what that means. Essentially, the trim level refers to the package of features, technology, and aspects of design of the car. For instance, the Volkswagen Tiguan for sale that we have on our lot comes in five different trim levels, starting with the S and going all the way to the SEL Premium R-Line trim level, which is our most advanced and luxurious of the Tiguan’s offerings. Quite simply, the better the trim level, the more you get. Higher trims also mean more in price, so keep that in mind, too.

Now that you know the basics of trim levels, we can talk about how they apply to our brand-new 2022 Volkswagen Taos. It comes in three distinct trim levels: S, SE, and SEL. The S is the base trim, the SE is the intermediate level, and the SEL is the most advanced and contains the full feature offering of the three. Broken down below are the three trim levels, starting with the S. Anything that is an upgrade from a preceding trim level will be specifically noted so you can easily keep track of what’s different.

Volkswagen Taos S trim level (starting MSRP $22,995)

Exterior features

  • 17″ alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature
  • Black roof rails
  • LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED tail lights
  • Power-operated side mirrors

Interior features

  • 6-way manually adjustable front seats
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Front center armrest with storage compartment
  • Manual air-conditioning
  • Multi-function steering wheel

Safety features

  • Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, and Hydraulic Brake Assist
  • Crash-optimized front end
  • Driver and front passenger, front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock, and Engine Brake Assist
  • Front safety belts, height-adjustable, with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor points
  • Rear View Camera System
  • Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, front and rear
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Technology

  • 2 front USB-C data ports
  • App-Connect
  • Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices
  • Composition Color touchscreen sound system with 6.5″ color display, and AM/FM radio
  • Push-button start
  • Volkswagen Car-Net®
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit

Volkswagen Taos SE trim level (starting MSRP $27,245) **upgraded features from the S trim level are noted**

Exterior features

  • 18″ alloy wheels (1” upgrade from S)
  • Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles (upgrade from S)
  • LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED tail lights
  • Power-operated, heated side mirrors (S does not include heat feature)
  • Silver roof rails (S uses black roof rails)

Interior features

  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • 8-way power driver’s seat including power-adjustable lumbar support (upgrade from S)
  • CloudTex seating surfaces (upgrade from S)
  • Front center armrest with storage compartment
  • Heated front seats (upgrade from S)
  • Leather-wrapped gear shift knob (upgrade from S)
  • Leatherette-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel (S is not leatherette-wrapped yet still multi-function)
  • Manual air-conditioning

Safety features

  • Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, and Hydraulic Brake Assist
  • Crash-optimized front end
  • Driver and front passenger, front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock, and Engine Brake Assist
  • Front safety belts, height-adjustable, with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor points
  • Rear View Camera System
  • Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, front and rear
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Technology

  • 2 front USB-C data ports and 1 rear USB-C charging port (upgrade from S)
  • App-Connect with wireless capability (upgrade from S)
  • Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert (upgrade from S)
  • Composition Media touchscreen sound system with 8″ color display, proximity sensor, AM/FM/HD radio and voice control (upgrade from S)
  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) (upgrade from S)
  • Keyless access with push-button start (upgrade from S)
  • Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist) (upgrade from S)
  • Remote start (upgrade from S)
  • SiriusXM® with 360L with 3-month trial subscription (upgrade from S)
  • Volkswagen Car-Net®
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
  • Wireless smartphone charger and Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices (upgrade from S)

Volkswagen Taos SEL trim level (starting MSRP $31,490) **upgraded features from the S trim level are noted**

Exterior features

  • 18″ black alloy wheels
  • Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) (upgrade from SE)
  • Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • Illuminated grille (upgrade from SE)
  • LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and low-speed corner-illuminating feature
  • LED tail lights
  • Power-operated, heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers (upgrade from SE)
  • Silver roof rails

Interior features

  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • 8-way power driver’s seat including power-adjustable lumbar support
  • Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror (upgrade from SE)
  • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control (upgrade from SE)
  • Front center armrest with storage compartment
  • Heated front seats
  • Interior ambient lighting (upgrade from SE)
  • Leather seating surfaces (upgrade from SE
  • Leather-wrapped gear shift knob
  • Leatherette-wrapped, heated multi-function steering wheel

Safety features

  • Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, and Hydraulic Brake Assist
  • Crash-optimized front end
  • Driver and front passenger, front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock, and Engine Brake Assist
  • Front safety belts, height-adjustable, with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor points
  • Rear View Camera System
  • Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, front and rear
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Technology

  • 2 front USB-C data ports and 1 rear USB-C charging port
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) (upgrade from SE)
  • App-Connect with wireless capability
  • BeatsAudio® (upgrade from SE)
  • Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert
  • Discover Media touchscreen navigation system with 8″ color display, proximity sensor, AM/FM/HD radio and voice control
  • Dynamic Road Sign Display (upgrade from SE)
  • High Beam Control (Light Assist) (upgrade from SE)
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Park Distance Control (upgrade from SE)
  • Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist)
  • Remote start
  • SiriusXM® with 360L with 3-month trial subscription
  • Travel Assist, Lane Assist, Emergency Assist (upgrade from SE)
  • Volkswagen Car-Net®
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro (upgrade from SE)
  • Wireless smartphone charger and Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices

Carefree Coverage

In addition to these three fantastic trim options, VW now offers Carefree Coverage to ensure your new car purchase is completely protected.

  • Scheduled Carefree maintenance for 2 years/20,000 miles
  • Roadside assistance for 3 years/36,000 miles
  • New vehicle limited warranty for 4 years/50,000 miles
  • Car-Net remote access for 5 years

In the event that you need Volkswagen parts or other maintenance performed, you can rest easy knowing the VW service department is ready to help. VW parts and services are largely recognized and some of the most affordable in the industry.

Test Drive the All-New 2022 VW Taos Today!

Regardless of the trim level that appeals to you, drivers and professional car reviewers agree that the 2022 Volkswagen Taos is reinventing the subcompact SUV game with its fun and friendly driving style, its phenomenal feature packages, and its modern and sleek design. No need to take our word for it though. Find out for yourself with a test drive at Volkswagen Cypress. You can either search the term “Volkswagen near me” or come to our dealership directly at VW Cypress, conveniently located at 19550 Northwest Fwy. in Houston. Check out our monthly specials, chat with us, or send us a message using the Contact Us form to schedule an appointment today to test drive the exciting new VW Taos.

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