2022 Volkswagen Taos consumer reviews

$23,495–$25,540 MSRP range
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53% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 3.9
  • Performance 3.5
  • Value 3.3
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 3.4
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4.0

Everybody check your AC vents

Volkswagen has an ongoing issue with the blender actuator in the dash for your vents. They have no idea about it yet I went to all the brand new cars on the line. They still are coming out like that. 2022 Volkswagen Taos se

2.0

2022 TAOS IS A LEMON 🍋!

Rear Brakes wear out prematurely and car in shop with a known head gasket issue which causes coolant loss. Acceleration is laggy and jerky. Major disappointment 😞

2.0

VW's answer to low quality design and awkwardness

I got a Taos as a second car to drive to work and back. I had owned a 1992 VW GTI when I was a student and had a positive image of the VW. My previous second car was a Subaru Crosstrek. For certain reasons I decided not to go with a Subaru last year and leased a Taos. I have been driving it for a year now and here are my observations: CONS: For a car in it's class the interior is cheaply designed with very low quality material. The dashboard makes squeaky noises when you drive on uneven roads. The Apple Car play interface with the cell phone is completely unreliable. Indicator and warning bells are way too loud in a way that I turn off the directional signal at times when I am waiting in traffic - it's just too loud. The engine light came on after two months of driving the car and I had to take it to the dealer for a software update - this seems to be everyone's issue. The acceleration on this car is uneven - the car jumps when you accelerate from standing still. There is no easy way to ease into a smooth acceleration. The gas pedal is bizarrely located to the farthest right side of the pit so you have push your leg towards the right wall of the pit to be able to accelerate correctly. The passenger seat belt warning signal comes on for no reason- randomly so I have to fasten the seat belt to stop it in an empty seat. The car is cheaply made - period. Now for PROS: The car has pep because of it's 1.5 L Turbo engine. It functions good in highways. When I drove this car for a couple of weeks I could not believe that I am driving a VW because of all the quality issues I was experiencing. The Taos almost feels like it was released in the middle of its design, or it might have been designed by summer COOP students in VW. It does not give you a VW feeling. I would not extend my lease with VW because of what I have experienced with Taos.

4.0

I love the interior the back seat is huge!

I Ben driving my Taos for 2 years plus 3 months to be exactly so fall every is going great take out the state for a long trip super economy and smooth driving comfortable no issues so fall I loved it

1.0

Stay far far away.

Well, I have officially learned my lesson about buying the first model year of a vehicle, although it sounds like the 2023 models are having some issues as well. Anyway, here is my Taos story... I have had VWs for the last 10 years (a 2012 Jetta and a 2018 Jetta) and thought that I had found my forever brand. I wasn't looking to trade in my Jetta, but when I saw the Taos, I had to have it! In June 2021, I brought her home. Everything seemed great until the first recall regarding fuel lines/connectors. I was provided a rental, but without my car for 6 weeks. Ok, fine. Dec 2022, I get an alert on the app that my coolant is low-I check it and it is fine. I check the next day, not a drop of coolant to be seen and no visible leak. She gets towed to the dealership and I get a call that it just needed topped off. If you look this up-it is a known issue and VW has even fashioned a special tool for accessing the head gaskets as a result. The last 2 times I've taken the car in (once for a state inspection, once for an oil change), there has been a recall that needed addressed right then-one being my rear brakes as there was a defect and they are wearing down rapidly, I can't even remember the other one. Granted recalls do happen and my warranty has been honored, but after so many (I think there have been 5 or 6 in the last 2 years), you start to question the reliability of a car that maybe wasn't ready yet. The latest tow was needed as I was driving my car the 2 miles to a friend's house when it started shuddering with the CEL and EPC light flashing. It calmed down for about 500 feet before doing it again. I had a large hill to go up and I wasn't sure that I was going to make it. The VW dealership that I use called Monday and said that they swapped the ignition coils, but my car barely made it down the road after that, so that clearly wasn't the issue. There were no codes firing, so they called VW to determine next steps. They are now replacing the fuel injectors and harness. I have absolutely no faith in this fixing my car.

1.0

Worst vehicle I have ever owned!

I've been stranded with this vehicle twice in one year. Low coolant level indicator turns on frequently. Throttle rod has been replaced. Now my oil is leaking. Not a reliable car at all. Car was purchased brand new.

5.0

Wonderful SUV.

Love everything about this car. Technology easy to use. Visibility great and very spacious for a smaller SUV. Great gas mileage and plenty of pickup when merging into traffic.

1.0

Atrocious!

This vehicle has been an absolute nightmare. A year and a half into the lease and it has already had substantially more problems than my old Tundra had in EIGHTEEN YEARS. From faulty sensors to infotainment system failure, this vehicle has been completely unreliable and extremely disappointing. My commute to work is barely 10 miles, and I genuinely do not expect this vehicle to make it there and back. On top of that, the transmission and performance is a joke. The 7-speed transmission just does not work. It is clunky, laggy, and will jerk you around like a bad carnival ride. The biggest issue is VW and dealerships not honoring their warranties, as they have refused repairs on the vehicle, regardless of my extra coverage that I purchased. If you offer a warranty, you 100% honor it. There should be no confusion there. I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone, nor anything else Volkswagen has to offer. The only good thing this miserable little rig has done is reassured me that I should never drive a non-Toyota gain. Unbelievable.

2.0

Beware

Check engine light kept coming on and not fixed until the 20000 mile service. Defective brake pads that dealer and VW refused to fix under warranty.

5.0

Great suv

I bought mind taso in late march. Brand new love it! Great mileage, Drive beautifully. Mind is a SE. Comfort seats. I can not find anything to say bad of my vw.