There is good news awaiting the Volkswagen fans and followers. The year has not yet begun, but the 2022 model year lineup has already welcomed its new member in the family of midsize compact crossovers, it is named Taos. So before you start short listing your favorite models in this segment, do not forget to checkout this amazing little family car, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos. Step into any renowned stockroom like that of the Volkswagen dealership San Bernardino, and take a closer look at this new crossover model from your most preferred brand.
The 2022 Volkswagen Taos makes one of those smallest crossover SUVs that can be seen in the Volkswagen lineup. But still it can seat five, while wearing the typical conservative style of Volkswagen. Being the size it is and to the segment it belongs, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos fills up a space that squeezed it into somewhere between the subcompact crossovers and the compact crossovers and place itself as a contender to models like the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Kona, Chevrolet Trailblazer, and Mazda CX-30.
The 2022 Volkswagen Taos is a fresh name in the circle of crossovers, and so are its looks. Right from the short overhangs to the sculpted hood, from the square wheel arches to the 17-inch wheels and LED headlights bridging the gap between the three-bar grilles everything is unique about the 2022 Volkswagen Taos.
Climb inside, and the 2022 Volkswagen Taos will look remarkably familiar to all the other Volkswagen SUVs, but with a heightened sense of refinement. What demands a mention here is that, in spite of being a small crossover, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos cabins are surprisingly spacious. The interior layout is all about cleanliness than going overboard with flashy materials. At the base one can either go with the standard 6.5-inch touchscreen or pay a bit extra to get the available 8.0-inch one into the dash. There again you will find three climate control dials that sit beside a mechanical gear shifter keeping the console easy to operate.
After seating five adult travelers, the 2022 VW Taos can leave behind the rear seat a space of 28.1 cubic feet for the cargo items, which is at par with many of its rivals.
Driving the 2022 Taos
The 2022 Volkswagen Taos is a crossover that does its job well both in respect of hauling people and taking them to different destinations through a smooth ride. All this is done with the help of a 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine that carries its 158-horsepower to the front wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. But if you are more into all-wheel drive, Volkswagen suggests you to get a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic that promises a subtle responsive acceleration. In our brief test drive at the San Bernardino Volkswagen dealership, we found the 2022 Volkswagen Taos pouncing off the line with an appreciable efficiency especially while resisting the downshifts, when you drive the crossover in S mode, ideally programmed for highway drives.