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2022 VW Taos vs 2022 VW Tiguan: their differences.

comparing the 2022 Volkswagen Taos to the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2022 Taos is latest Volkswagen SUV, and it is about to hit the roads in North America and Complexe VW 440 in Laval! This new entry-level model will replace the base version of the Golf, which will only be available in GTI and R versions for 2022.

As for the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, it represents a mid-cycle refresh for VW. The 2nd generation of this SUV, first introduced back in 2017, has been given a facelift that will allow it to remain competitive in its class, which grows even fiercer every year. This new version will be available in the third quarter of 2021.

So what are the differences between these two SUVs, and more importantly, which one is the best choice for your needs and budget? To help you compare them and make an informed decision, we’ve prepared this match-up between the 2022 VW Taos and the 2022 VW Tiguan!

2022 VW Taos vs Tiguan: Overview

The 2022 VW Taos is offered at a price ranging from $26,995 to $36,695, making it a very affordable SUV. Unfortunately, the price range for the 2022 Tiguan has not been released yet, but for comparison, the 2021 version had a base price of $29,795 which climbed to $40,195 for the high-end trim. We expect the 2022 version to offer similar pricing.

While slightly more compact than the Tiguan, the Taos is still very spacious. In fact, it offers between 795 and 1877 liters of cargo space, depending on whether or not you fold down the rear seat.

three quarter front view of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos parked in a open space 2022 VW Taos

The Tiguan, for its part, offers a more generous cargo volume ranging from 1065 to 2081 liters for the 5-seat model, while the 3-row version offers between 934 and 1860 liters of cargo space.

Finally, while the VW Tiguan comes in both 5- and 7-passenger versions, the Taos only offers the 5-seat version.

three quarter front view of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan parked close to a lake 2022 VW Tiguan

2022 Taos vs Tiguan: Design

With a modern, athletic silhouette, LED headlights (standard on all models), 18" or 19" wheels, a 2-tone interior with stitching and adjustable ambient lighting, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos sure knows how to please!

front view of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos driven on a open road 2022 VW Taos

The 2022 Tiguan also boasts a beautiful design. It features a more imposing front fascia than the outgoing model, all-new streamlined headlights, standard LED headlights and new 18- to 20-inch wheels, depending on the version and options you choose.

front view of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan driven on a open road 2022 VW Tiguan

2022 VW Taos vs Tiguan: Under the Hood

The Taos is powered by a 1.5-L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive. You can also choose the 7-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission and the optional 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. The fuel consumption ratings of the Taos have not been announced yet, but we expect VW to deliver something special.

three quarter rear view of a aprked 2022 Volkswagen Taos 2022 VW Taos

The Tiguan offers the same powertrain on all of its models, namely the 2.0-L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. However, you can choose between front-wheel drive and the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. And while the towing capacity of the Taos has not been announced, the Tiguan will be able to tow up to 1500 pounds.

three quarter rear view of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan parked close to a cliff 2022 VW Tiguan

Interior

Both the Tiguan and the Taos come standard with heated front seats. Both models also offer ventilated front seats as an option. These SUVs can also be equipped with a whole host of optional equipment and features such as dual-zone climate control, the Digital Cockpit or Digital Cockpit Pro, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity (can also choose wireless connectivity as an option), wireless phone charging, navigation and many more, depending on the version and options you choose.

In terms of safety, all models of the 2022 Tiguan except the base version will come standard with the IQ.Drive system, which features technologies such as pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, the semi-autonomous driving assistant and many more. Don’t worry, the IQ.Drive can also be added to the base model as an option.

interior view of the living space inside of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 2022 VW Tiguan

The 2022 Taos is no slouch in terms of safety, either. With features such as forward-collision warning with emergency braking, blind spot monitoring with park exit assist, pedestrian detection, dynamic cornering lights and more, depending on the version you choose.

interior view of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos with central dashboard and sterring wheel 2022 VW Taos

Verdict: VW Taos vs Tiguan

If you're looking for a compact vehicle with more versatility than a sedan, the 2022 Taos is right for your needs and budget. On the other hand, if you need a large 7-passenger SUV with generous cargo space and towing capacity, then the 2022 Tiguan is more likely to make you happy.

To learn more about our 2022 VW Taos vs 2022 VW Tiguan comparison, or to make sure you don't miss out on their imminent arrival in our dealership, come see us at Complexe VW 440 today! We are located near Montreal-North and Terrebonne.

rear view of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos driven on a road 2022 VW Taos
rear view of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan driving down a road 2022 VW Tiguan
2022 Taos 2022 Tiguan
Number of versions : 3 Number of versions : 4
$26,695 to $36,695 $29,795 to $40,195 (2021)
1.5-L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque 2.0-L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque
Front-wheel drive or 4MOTION 4MOTION all-wheel drive
Towing: n/a Towing: 1500 pounds
Cargo space: 795-1877 liters Cargo space: 934-2081 liters
Fuel consumption city/highway/100 km: n/a
Release date: July 2021 Release date: September 2021