2022 Volkswagen Taos Interior in Lewisville, TX

2022 VW Taos Specs

Starting MSRP$24,190*
Engine1.5 L turbocharged inline-four
Horsepower158 HP
MPGUp to 28 City / 36 Highway** (FWD), 24 City / 32 Highway** (AWD)
Transmission8-Speed Automatic (FWD), 7-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic (AWD)
DrivetrainFWD (standard), AWD (available)
Body StyleCompact SUV
Dimensions175.8″ L x 72.5″ W x 64.4″ H
Curb weight3,175 lbs. (FWD), 3,430 lbs. (AWD)
Cargo Capacity27.9 cu. ft. (FWD), 24.9 cu. ft. (AWD)
Seating CapacityUp to 5 Passengers

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Everyday Technology

The technologies included in the 2022 VW Taos offer improvements on practically every aspect of your driving experience. From infotainment to driver assistance and everything in between, the VW Taos simply has a lot to offer.

When it comes to driver assistance, there are several impressive available features that you’re sure to enjoy using on your everyday commutes:

  • Dynamic Road Sign Display
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Park Distance Control   
  • Light Assist

To check up on these systems and other essential pieces of driver information, look to the standard Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. This replaces the traditional instrument cluster to offer a convenient digital screen, with all your important vehicle and driver information. It is even available with a customization feature that will allow you to adjust what’s shown on your digital cockpit.

You and your passengers can jam out and have fun on the road, with the App-Connect features. This utilizes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration technology to help you access various smartphone apps through your infotainment display. Simply plug your phone in and watch as your favorite apps appear on the touchscreen display of your VW Taos.

Interior Comfort

A comfortable cabin is one of the most important aspects of an SUV and the 2022 Volkswagen Taos is no different. From the moment you step in, you’re greeted by large door openings that make it easy to get in and out, regardless of your size. Once inside, the large interior space makes the Taos seem like a much larger vehicle. Everyone inside enjoys great visibility on all sides and the seats have an ideal balance between being soft and supportive, keeping you comfortable even on long drives.

Once on the road, the well-tuned suspension manages to cancel out most minor bumps without making the vehicle seem too wobbly. Also, most wind, engine, and road noises are kept outside the cabin by the excellent insulation system. Comfort is also enhanced by the climate control system, which manages to keep an evenly distributed airflow throughout the cabin. Although most functions can be accessed via the touch-screen infotainment system, the Taos also has physical buttons for most often-used features, making it easy and safe to access them while driving.

Driver Aids

No modern vehicle would be complete without a set of active safety features that issue visual warnings to the driver when they sense imminent danger and even help you avoid it. Some of the most useful driver aids available for the 2022 Volkswagen Taos are:

  • Forward collision mitigation system: it warns you in case a frontal impact is imminent and even applies the brakes on its own if it doesn’t sense any input from the driver.
  • Rear cross-traffic alert system: It issues a warning if another vehicle is about to cross your path while you’re reversing.
  • Active blind-spot monitor: It warns the driver if another vehicle is in the Taos’ blind spot and it prevents you from suddenly steering in that direction.
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go: It constantly keeps a safe distance between the Taos and the car in front regardless of the respective car’s speed and can even come to a full halt and then resume travel all on its own.
  • Emergency assistance: The system senses if the driver becomes unresponsive and gently brings the vehicle to a full stop while activating the hazard lights to warn other drivers.
  • Dynamic road sign display: The Taos uses a front camera to recognize all road signs in front of you and displays them in the instrumentation display, helping you notice speed limits and other important signs, which is especially helpful in poor weather conditions and heavy traffic.
  • Park distance control: It helps you get in and out of tight parking spots by using visual and audible signals to indicate how much space is left between the Taos and adjacent vehicles.

The all-new 2022 Volkswagen Taos has the potential of being an impressive new chapter in the German automaker’s long history. Taos impresses with its stylish exterior looks, versatile engine, and sharp handling. Its impressive interior space, comfort, and technology and safety features make the Taos a vehicle that’s likely to be a future hit with a diverse range of drivers. If you’re looking to see the Volkswagen Taos for yourself, take it for a test drive, and get a fair trade-in price for your current vehicle, come over and visit us at Capistrano Volkswagen in San Juan Capistrano.

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