2023 Volkswagen Taos

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2023 Taos

As our most affordable SUVW yet, this is German engineering everyone can get into.

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2023 Taos

Engine: 1.5 L TSI® Turbocharged Engine

Horsepower & Torque: 158hp, 184 lb-ft

Transmission: FWD 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® 4MOTION® AWD

Fuel efficiency: 8.4/6.6 estimated*

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People standing around red 2023 Volkswagen Taos parked on snowy road next to turquoise building
Thirsty for adventure, not the pump

The 1.5 TSI® engine delivers a spirited 158hp, with exceptional fuel efficiency and torque.

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Always get noticed

Make a statement anywhere with a bold exterior, illuminated light bar, standard two-tone interior, and available ambient lighting.

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German engineered and always game

With available 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive, the DSG dual-clutch gearbox, and precise German-engineering, driving the Taos is all fun with total confidence.

Design and Comfort


Compact and plenty stylish

Be it downtown or out near the trails, you’re sure to draw attention with your Taos. The standard LED headlights offers bright illumination, while the sculpted side profile sits upon the stunning 18” alloy wheels.


The inside counts

The interior of the Taos proves that no detail is too small. The standard two-tone interior design with contrast stitching gives you a touch of class with total comfort. Plus, with the adjustable ambient lighting, 5 passenger seats, rear seat pass-through, and surprising cargo space, your Taos feels like a home away from home.

Panoramic Sunroof

Let the light in

Stretching the length of the cabin, the available panoramic sunroof easily slides and tilts at the touch of a button.

Illuminated grille and LED headlights

Shine bright

With standard LED lights and an available illuminated grille, leading the pack never looked so good. Plus, with Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS), your headlights move as you turn to help shine a light on what’s around the bend.

Standard Heated Leatherette Steering Wheel

A warm touch

The Taos comes standard with a heated leatherette steering wheel. It comes in handy during Canadian winters.

Available 8” Touchscreen and Navigation

Touch and go

Thanks to the available 8” Touchscreen with Navigation, you can satisfy your sense of adventure in your Taos without losing your sense of direction.

IQ DRIVE and Driver Assistance


An intelligent suite of active safety and driver assistance features* designed to keep you and everyone around you, protected. Features include:

  • Travel Assist (Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist and Emergency Assist)
  • Side Assist (Blind spot monitor with Rear Traffic Alert)
  • Front Assist with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detected

Driver Assistance

Convenient, cutting-edge tech designed to enhance your driving experience. Featured include:

  • Parking Distance Control (Rear Sensors) with Maneuver Braking
  • Light Assist (Automatic High Beam Control)
  • Dynamic Road Sign Display
Learn More about IQ.Drive & Driver Assistance
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info icon What is the story behind Volkswagen Taos model name?

The Volkswagen Taos is named after a popular ski town in New Mexico—famous for its wildly diverse landscapes, including snow-capped mountains and vast, untamed deserts—making it the ideal inspiration and namesake for our fun-loving, adventurous SUV.

info icon Does the Taos have Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™?

Yes. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ both come standard in the Taos.

Do not drive distracted. Drivers must pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all time.

info icon How many seats does the Taos have?

The Taos is designed to comfortably seat up to 5 passengers, with 2 seats in the front and 3 in the rear. Better still, the Taos offers two-tone interior seats and heated front seats as standard on all trims.

info icon Does the Taos have All-Wheel Drive?

The Taos is available with 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive as an option. You'll get the fun drive you crave with the 1.5L engine, while this AWD version of Taos also includes our DSG® dual clutch transmission for lightning-fast responses from the gearbox.

info icon How does the Taos compare to other Volkswagen SUVs?

The Taos is slightly smaller than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

info icon What are the performance specs of the Taos?

The Taos has a 1.5L TSI® turbocharged engine that delivers 158 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The Taos is available in both FWD and AWD.

info icon What is the fuel economy on the Taos?

The Taos has a combined rating of 8.5L/100 km for the AWD version.

info icon What safety and driver assistance features are available on the Taos?

Travel Assist is standard on the Comfortline and Highline trims. This feature consists of Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist and Emergency Assist. Front Assist with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert also come standard. Park Distance Control with rear sensors is offered on the Highline trim.

info icon Does the Taos come with a heated steering wheel?

Yes – a heated steering wheel is standard on all Taos trims.

info icon What colours are available for the Taos?

The Taos is available in 8 different colours including the unique Cornflower Blue and the stunning King's Red Metallic.