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Volkswagen Taos Compact SUV A Value Performer!

Light truck sales including pickups, SUVs, crossovers and minivans, now outpace sedans and small cars by 3 to 1.

While all car makers contributed to the birth of the SUV — with consumer adapted military and work vehicles — it is the American sense of manifest destiny that has made trucks and SUVs truly the new world standard in personal and family mobility.

Test driving the new 2022 Volkswagen Taos 1.5T SEL one is struck by how astutely the Germans interpret the convenience and functionality of the compact SUV format.

In a hot Cornflower Blue the spare SUV exterior design commends the Taos as an attractive but unpretentious offering. With virtually every mega and niche competitor hot for this segment … the VW Taos stays on message with a strong suit of quality, safety, the latest tech, interior comfort and convenience, and good value.

Powered by a 1.5 liter 4-cylinder pumping 158 horsepower, and delivering fuel sipping 25 city / 32 highway MPG stats, the under $3,500 lb Taos rocks the road, and with AWD modest off-road jaunts for a tidy package price of under $34,000.