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2023 Volkswagen Taos SUV: 5 Favorite Features


The Volkswagen Taos is the German brand’s smallest and most affordable SUV. Its head-turning looks, roomy interior, and impressive tech features make it a catch in its competitive segment. The Taos is practical and unique in a landscape of small SUVs.

Here are our five favorite features of the 2023 Volkswagen Taos.

1. Standout Design

2023 Volkswagen Taos in blue.

Volkswagen has always had a European chic in its design that sets it apart from more mainstream automakers, and the Taos is no exception. This sleek SUV looks more expensive than it is with its well-sculpted body lines and premium-looking light signature. The upscale look and feel continue on the inside with a conservative yet stylish interior design. See Volkswagen Taos models for sale near you

2. Engaging Drive

2023 Volkswagen Taos front left in blue

Another Volkswagen calling card is a more engaging driving experience than similarly priced rivals. The Taos impresses with a standard turbocharged engine, and the optional 4Motion AWD system with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission makes it a bit sportier around corners. This SUV strikes a nice balance of sporty and easy to drive.

3. Advanced Technology

2023 Volkswagen Taos front cabin

The Taos is a high-tech SUV, especially in the upper trims. Just a few optional tech features in the Taos include an 8-inch infotainment system, a BeatsAudio 8-speaker sound system, a wireless charging pad, and the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro digital gauge cluster. Essential smartphone connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto come standard.

4. IQ.Drive

2023 Volkswagen Taos IQ Drive

IQ.Drive is a suite of driver assistance tech features that’s standard on the SE and SEL models and optional on the base S trim. It adds safety and convenience to every drive with features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, and what Volkswagen calls Travel Assist. Travel Assist is a semi-autonomous driving system that employs adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist to make highway driving safer and more relaxed.

5. Roomy Interior

2023 Volkswagen Taos Rear Seating

The Volkswagen Taos is on the roomier side of its segment. In many competing SUVs this size, the back seats are an afterthought intended for short passengers. However, the Taos has adult-friendly back seats that are actually comfortable. It also has plenty of cargo space to boot, up to 65.9 cubic feet, with the back seats folded down. The Taos is a subcompact SUV you could use as a small family vehicle. See Volkswagen Taos models for sale near you

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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