The Subcompact SUV Everyone Is Talking About: The Volkswagen Taos

August 11th, 2021 by

The Volkswagen Taos is referred to as a subcompact SUV, but anyone who has had a chance to take the car for a spin will tell you it is spacious, easy to drive, and top in its class. With a roomy interior, excellent gas mileage, unexpected cargo capacity, and room for five, the Taos is an ideal car for people on the go. Learn more about the new Volkswagen Taos.

Power, Performance, and Handling

All Volkswagen Taos models come with a 158-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Front wheel-wheel-drive models have an eight-speed transmission, and all-wheel-drive models get a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Drivers appreciate the easy handling of the Volkswagen Taos. Some describe it as poised and athletic. The ride is smooth, handles curves and turns well, and has light steering. With 28mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, gas mileage is efficient.

Volkswagen Taos Has An Upscale Touch

The interior of the Taos is upscale with modern shapes and colors. The interior has been described as youthful and sculpted to match the exterior curves of the vehicle. This five-passenger subcompact SUV is based on the MQB platform, which gives drivers the performance and utility younger drivers want, with the substance of a larger SUV in a small package.

One of the defining features of the Volkswagen Taos is the two different levels on the dashboard. The top-level has a decorative element, which varies depending on the trim and surrounds the functional features, such as air vents and the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. The lower level offers a soft-touch surface that runs the width of the interior and travels through the door panels. Balanced with cool color themes and playful textures, the interior of the Taos is fun, functional, and youthful.

Taos Infotainment and Technology

When it comes to technology, the Volkswagen Taos does not disappoint. The Taos features the Volkswagen MIB infotainment system with a user-friendly set-up with a screen that is easy to see and navigate. Standard infotainment features include a 6.5-inch touch screen, a four-speaker stereo, HD radio, USB ports, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Available features include a larger touchscreen, navigation, upgraded speakers and speaker systems, satellite radio, and wireless device charging. Drivers also opt-in to a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, and remote start.

Schedule A Test Drive Today 

We invite you to visit City Volkswagen of Chicago to get behind the wheel of the new Volkswagen Taos. This subcompact SUV packs a big punch and is the perfect car for a dynamic group of drivers. To learn if this is the right car for you, stop by! Our knowledgeable and highly-trained sales staff can answer any questions you have and get you behind the wheel of the vehicle that makes the most sense for you. We are located at 5330 W. Irving Park Rd in Chicago, IL. You can also make an appointment online or give us a call at 773-378-9009 today.