The 2024 VW Taos: A Striking SUV in a Small Package

December 20th, 2023 by

Since its highly successful debut in 2022, the Volkswagen Taos has become a compelling choice for San Juan Capistrano drivers seeking all the bells and whistles of a crossover at a lower price point. With a roomy interior, excellent performance, and class-competitive tech features, the Volkswagen Taos completely exceeds most people’s expectations of entry-level subcompact SUVs. As a carryover model, the 2024 iteration of the Volkswagen Taos retains most of the features from its predecessor. Stay with us for this in-depth exploration of the 2024 Volkswagen Taos to discover whether it’s the right SUV for you.

An Overview of the 2024 VW Taos2024 Volkswagen Taos

The newest addition to the Volkswagen subcompact SUV segment, the Volkswagen Taos blends efficient performance and practicality with a visually stunning design and user-friendly tech. Although smaller than its famous sibling, the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Volkswagen Taos offers a clean interior layout and plenty of cargo space, making it ideal for families.

For the 2024 model, Volkswagen has outfitted the Volkswagen Taos with several upgrades designed to enhance its safety rating. All new models of this miniature SUV now come equipped with Volkswagen’s advanced IQ.DRIVE Safety System. This comprehensive suite of driver-assist features includes features such as adaptive cruise control and automated emergency braking to deliver a more secure driving experience.

The entry-level S trim features new component upgrades and tech, including rain-sensing wipers, a heated steering wheel, black roof rails, and high-beam control. Meanwhile, the middle-tier SE trim receives dual-zone automatic climate control capabilities, and the SEL model gets a few cosmetic tweaks. A new SE Black package is now available, adding more variety to the Volkswagen Taos lineup.

Exterior Design and Styling

The 2024 Volkswagen Taos boasts a distinctively Volkswagen exterior design, with a styling that borrows heavily from its elder brother, the Volkswagen Tiguan. Sleek lines and carefully sculpted contours give this mini-SUV a refined, sophisticated look that will turn heads wherever you go.

Aluminum wheels come standard on the new Volkswagen Taos, with size options of 17, 18, and 19 inches, depending on the trim. There are up to eight exterior paint colors to choose from, including Pure White, Pure Grey, Kings Red Metallic, Cornflower Blue, Dusk Blue Metallic, Deep Black Pearl, and Platinum Grey Metallic. Meanwhile, the newly introduced SE Black edition gives you a bold, darkened exterior with blacked-out wheels, roof, and accents.

Engine and Performance

In keeping with its reputation for smooth performance, Volkswagen has outfitted the new Volkswagen Taos with a refined 1.5-liter inline-four turbocharged engine. This powerplant delivers a maximum output of 158 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, which is more than decent for an SUV in its price segment.

While front-wheel drive with an eight-speed automatic transmission comes standard on the latest Volkswagen Taos, a 4Motion all-wheel drivetrain is available. It has a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, delivering quick and efficient gear shifting. With four different drive modes, the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system allows you to customize your driving experience based on your driving conditions. The front-wheel-drive version reaches zero to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds, the 4Motion-equipped models achieve the same feat in 7.4 seconds.

The 2024 Volkswagen Taos doesn’t disappoint when it comes to fuel economy, either. The front-wheel-drive models get EPA ratings of 28 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, while the 4Motion all-wheel-drive models get 25 and 32 mpg, respectively. Regardless of your drivetrain, rest assured that the Volkswagen Taos’ fuel efficiency ratings are some of the best in the subcompact SUV segment.

Interior and Comfort

Its entry-level pricing notwithstanding, the 2024 Volkswagen Taos offers a plush interior outfitted with modern amenities and conveniences to deliver a remarkable driving experience. Despite its designation as a mini-SUV, its cabin looks and feels more spacious compared to class competitors such as the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2024 Ford EcoSport.

The front row of seats offers 42.1 inches of legroom, while the rear row gives your passengers ample space with 38 inches of legroom. There’s also plenty of cargo space inside the Volkswagen Taos, with the rear trunk offering 28 cubic feet of storage. With the rear seats lowered onto the floor, this subcompact’s cargo space expands to 60 cubic feet.

Two-tone cloth seats come standard, with the option to upgrade to leather and leatherette upholstery. Other creature comforts included in this edition of the Volkswagen Taos are:

  • An eight-way power adjustable driver seat.
  • Available panoramic sunroof.
  • A heated leatherette steering wheel.
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror.
  • Customizable ambient lighting.
  • Heated and available ventilated front seats.
  • Dual-zone climate control.

Advanced Technology and Safety Features

The latest installment of the Volkswagen Taos boasts a modern cockpit with cutting-edge infotainment and safety features that completely transform your experience on the road. For the base S trim, you get a 6.5-inch touch screen, although you can upgrade this to a larger 8.0-inch one, which is standard on the SE and SEL trims.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support is available to ensure you always stay connected. Every new Volkswagen Taos model also comes with Car-Net, providing on-the-road Wi-Fi connectivity. Other entertainment and connectivity features in the 2024 Volkswagen Taos include wireless App Connect, keyless entry, wireless charging, and remote engine start.

As highlighted earlier, Volkswagen’s IQ.DRIVE Safety System comes standard on all models of the Volkswagen Taos. This safety suite features a range of driver-assist technologies, including active blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, and emergency braking assist.

Ready for the Comfort and Style of the Volkswagen Taos?

In a market segment known for being highly competitive, the Volkswagen Taos emerges as a distinguished subcompact SUV, delivering exceptional performance and practicality without sacrificing comfort or safety. With a fuel-efficient powertrain, spacious cabin, and contemporary tech and safety features, the 2024 Volkswagen is set to dominate the subcompact SUV market for years to come.

If you want to experience all the enticing features of the new Volkswagen Taos, visit our dealership in San Juan Capistrano, California, or contact us today to schedule a free test drive. Don’t forget to browse our inventory for great deals on new Volkswagen vehicles.

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