2023 Volkswagen Taos Redesign - Specs & Release Date

Drivers awaiting the arrival of the latest edition of a Volkswagen compact SUV don't have to wait any longer, as the 2023 VW Taos release date has passed. This new iteration of the Volkswagen Taos is now available at your local VW dealer, so why not get to know this agile, efficient, and versatile SUV before booking a test drive?

Our Volkswagen dealership team is here to provide the details you need to make an informed buying or leasing decision. So if the 2023 Volkswagen Taos is on your test-drive list, or you simply want to take a closer look, let us assist by dropping the details.

Let's look at the 2023 VW Taos trim levels, dimensions, engine specs, and more as you consider making this compact crossover SUV your next vehicle.

Meet the New VW Compact SUV

Several equipment enhancements highlight the changes to the VW Taos for the 2023 model year. One such upgrade is that select IQ.DRIVE driver-assist and safety systems are now standard across all Taos trims.

No matter which 2023 VW Taos trim level you select, you'll enjoy the confidence that comes with the following driver-assist features:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Pedestrian monitoring
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Rear traffic alert

For 2023, the Taos SEL trim now gets a panoramic sunroof as standard. The 2023 Taos S base trim upgrades from 17-inch wheels to 18-inch wheels on models with AWD.

Advanced 2023 Volkswagen Taos Features

High-tech VW features surround you in the 2023 Taos SUV. For starters, there's the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which provides a high-resolution readout of important vehicle information and settings through this digital instrument cluster. The available VW Digital Cockpit Pro version allows for customization of what's displayed, including navigation guidance, travel time, speed, and more.

With App-Connect, the 2023 VW Taos becomes an extension of your compatible smartphone. You can connect your phone by wire or wirelessly to bring your favorite mobile apps into the Taos SUV's touch screen.

Fire up a playlist or podcast and enjoy the luxurious listening experience that this compact SUV’s premium audio system affords. With available amenities like remote vehicle start and wireless phone charging, you're good to go for any road trip adventures in the new VW Taos.

2023 VW Taos Trim Levels

We've covered some of the upgrades and features that have come with the 2023 VW Taos release date, but let's delve into the available trim levels for a closer look so you can find your preferred version of this compact SUV.

The 2023 VW Taos S trim sports keyless access with push-button ignition, an 8-inch VW Digital Cockpit, and LED lighting as some of its highlights. The LED lighting extends from the headlamps and daytime running lights to the taillights, providing a strong, illuminated presence that makes you safer while out on the roads.

The full IQ.DRIVE suite is standard on the mid-range 2023 VW Taos SE and includes the automaker's Travel Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist, and Lane Assist technologies. Inside the Taos SE, you'll find plush CloudTex seating surfaces, remote start, and App-Connect smartphone integration.

For bold 19-inch alloy wheels, VW Digital Cockpit Pro, and rear Park Distance Control, see the top-trim Taos SEL. Inside, the 2023 edition of the Taos SEL also includes leather seating surfaces and a power panoramic sunroof for a premium cabin experience.

2023 Volkswagen Taos Front
Volkswagen Taos Interior
2023 Volkswagen Taos Back

Dive Into the 2023 VW Taos Specs

The 2023 Volkswagen Taos engine of choice is a 158-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine driving the front wheels or all four wheels with available 4MOTION AWD. With up to an EPA-estimated 28/36 MPG1 (City/Highway), the Taos certainly impresses with its efficiency when compared to other compact SUV options.

How about the 2023 VW Taos dimensions? As a compact SUV, the 2023 Volkswagen Taos is designed to hold a generous amount of cargo and up to five occupants with ease. With split-folding second-row seats, it's fast and easy to expand the cargo hold from its standard 28 cubic feet to up to 66 cubic feet of cargo capacity when the entire rear seating is folded.

Buy or Lease a New VW Taos Today

Now that you know that the 2023 model is now available when shopping for a new VW Taos for sale, are you ready to get started with your SUV search?

If you're eager to upgrade to the technology, style, and versatility of one of the agile and efficient new VW Taos SUVs, then see our new Volkswagen inventory today.

Perhaps you would rather lease than buy or finance. Our Volkswagen dealership has you covered there, too, with our attractive leasing incentives. Browse our offers for your chance to lease a VW Taos with highly affordable monthly payments.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the 2023 VW Taos be released?

The 2023 VW Taos release date has come and gone, so the 2023 edition of this Volkswagen compact SUV is available now through your local VW dealership. There are several updates to the new VW Taos for 2023, including newly standard safety systems and driver-assist features. Discover the full line of 2023 Volkswagen Taos SUVs online or at your VW dealer today.

Does the 2023 VW Taos require premium gas?

The 2023 VW Taos engine does not require premium gas, unlike some other SUVs in its class equipped with turbocharged engines. Since the new Taos SUV sips regular fuel and offers impressive EPA-estimated city and highway MPG, it makes for the perfect option when searching for a highly efficient yet versatile new compact SUV for sale.

What SUV does the VW Taos compare to?

The new Volkswagen Taos goes head-to-head with several other compact SUVs and crossovers for sale in the competitive compact CUV segment. You'll find the new VW Taos stacks up nicely compared to other options in its class, including the Kia Seltos, Chevy Trailblazer, Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-30, Jeep Compass, and Subaru Crosstrek.

128 city/36 highway mpg (2023 Taos 1.5L, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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