Herndon, VA — Today, Volkswagen of America announced that pricing for the 2022 Taos compact sport utility vehicle will start at $22,995, bringing an affordable, engaging and spacious new option to the small SUV market.
The Taos will offer three trim levels, each available with either front-wheel or 4Motion® all-wheel-drive, all powered by an efficient 1.5-liter turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive models are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, while 4Motion models feature a 7-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Designed to slot into the heart of the booming compact SUV market, the Taos features a clean, youthful design tied closely to other Volkswagen SUVs. The standard LED light signature borrows cues from the Atlas Cross Sport, while on SEL models an illuminated LED light bar in the grille reflects the style of the ID.4 electric SUV. Four available wheel choices—from standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels to two 18-inch wheel options (machined or black finish) and 19-inch wheels—along with eight available colors offer owners a variety of ways to demonstrate their personal style.
The Taos is 175.8 inches long—9.3 inches shorter than the Tiguan—with a wheelbase of 105.9 inches; it is 72.5 inches wide and 64.4 inches tall. Passenger space runs a roomy 99.5 cubic feet—just 1.6 cu. ft. less than the two-row Tiguan—with 28.1 cu. ft. of luggage space behind the second-row seats and 66.3 cu. ft. with the second row folded down. In addition to offering generous cargo space, the Taos offers a comfortable ride for all passengers, with 40.1 inches of legroom in the front and 37.9 in the rear.
Inside, standard comfort and convenience features include automatic headlights, push-button start and cloth seats; KESSY® keyless access is available, along with leatherette seating surfaces, dual-zone Climatronic® climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, 10-color ambient lighting, and a premium BeatsAudio® sound system with eight speakers.
Taos offers the latest in Volkswagen connectivity and infotainment technology. The Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument cluster comes standard, as does Volkswagen Car-Net® with in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan. The MIB3 infotainment system with wireless charging and wireless App-Connect for compatible devices is available from mid-level trims and is paired with voice control, SiriusXM® w/ 360L (w/ 3-month All Access trial), and available navigation.
The IQ.DRIVE® suite of driver assistance technology is available on every Taos model, featuring Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Braking (Front Assist), Active Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist), Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Travel Assist and Emergency Assist. High Beam Control (Light Assist), the Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), and Park Distance Control are also available.
The Taos is expected to reach U.S. dealers in June.
MODEL LINEUP | Destination fee on all models is $1,195
The Taos S starts at $22,995 MSRP in front-wheel drive and $25,040 for 4Motion AWD. It features standard 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels; LED headlights, Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), and taillights; push-button start; MIB infotainment with a 6.5-inch touchscreen and four-speaker sound system; Bluetooth® connectivity for compatible devices; two USB-C ports; automatic headlights; cloth seating; Volkswagen Digital Cockpit with 8-inch display; Car-Net with Wi-Fi capability (requires subscription); roof rails and side mirrors in black; and a rearview camera. All-wheel-drive models add heated front seats, heated side mirrors and heated windshield washer nozzles. Two options packages are available: The IQ.DRIVE S package costs $995 and includes Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Braking (Front Assist), Active Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist), Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Travel Assist, and Emergency Assist. The S Convenience Package is included with the IQ.DRIVE S package and includes High Beam Control (Light Assist), rain-sensing wipers, a heated leatherette-wrapped steering wheel, and leather-trimmed shifter.
Building from the S trim, the Taos SE starts at $27,245 for FWD, and $28,695 for 4Motion. Standard features include: 18-inch machined wheels; Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Braking (Front Assist); Blind Spot Monitor; 8-inch MIB3 infotainment with voice control and six-speaker sound system; wireless phone charging and wireless App-Connect for compatible devices; three USB-C ports; SiriusXM® satellite radio (three-month trial); combination leatherette and cloth seating; 8-way driver power seat with lumbar support; heated front seats; heated washer nozzles; multifunction steering wheel wrapped in leatherette; KESSY keyless access; remote start; privacy glass; silver roof rails; and body-colored heated side mirrors.
The SE can be optioned with four available trim packages. The panoramic sunroof is $1,200 MSRP and 18-inch black wheels are $395. The $895 IQ.DRIVE SE package includes Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist), Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Travel Assist, and Emergency Assist. The SE Convenience package is included with the IQ.DRIVE SE package and includes High Beam Control (Light Assist) rain-sensing wipers and a heated leatherette steering wheel.
The top-of-the-line SEL models are priced at $31, 490 for FWD or $33,045 for 4Motion. Building from the SE trim, standard features include: 18-inch black wheels on FWD models and 19-inch machined wheels on AWD models; LED headlights with the Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS); an illuminated grille; MIB3 infotainment system with navigation; Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro with 10.25-inch display; leather seating surfaces; ventilated front seats (AWD models only); BeatsAudio® 8-speaker premium sound system; 10-color ambient lighting; dual-zone Climatronic climate controls; auto-dimming rearview mirror; rain-sensing wipers; and heated leatherette-wrapped steering wheel. IQ.DRIVE comes standard, as does High Beam Control (Light Assist); and Dynamic Road Sign Display. The panoramic sunroof package ($1,200) is also available.