2022 Volkswagen Taos
Motor Trend|January 2021
VW slides a small SUV under the Tiguan
Nick Yekikian

The new Taos is Volkswagen’s smallest SUV, slotting beneath the all-electric ID4 and the recently refreshed Tiguan.

Like most VW products these days, the Taos is built on the Modular Transverse Architecture (MQB) platform. Its wheelbase of 105.9 inches is one of the longest in the segment, and the extra length helps with rear legroom (as we discovered during our first drive of a prototype version of the Taos). At 175.8 inches long, the Taos is among the largest SUVs in its class, falling an inch short of the Subaru Crosstrek but surpassing the 173-inchlong Mazda CX-30.

Inside, the Taos sports 28.1 cubic feet of space with the rear bench seat upright; fold down that second row, and you’ll find there is a generous 66.3 cubic feet of free space to play with. That’s more than both the aforementioned CX-30 and Crosstrek with the seats either up or down.

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