Taos Tiguan Best Value

March 28th, 2023 by

Volkswagen of Duluth is proud to share with you Cars.com has revealed its annual Best Value New Cars Affordability Report and have named both the 2023 Taos and Tiguan in their listing of best-value vehicles in the Small SUV category. The report looked at more than 70 vehicles in the market and broke them down by MSRP, fuel costs, and warranty coverage. Chosen vehicles were then compared against the median price for each category.

“We’re thrilled to see Taos and Tiguan recognized by Cars.com for the value they bring to customers,” said Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing & Strategy, at Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Taos and Tiguan were designed with spacious packaging, key safety-enhancing, and driver assistance features, and great driving dynamics—all at a great price. We are also proud that these vehicles are not only affordable to purchase, but also affordable to own.”

Cars.com developed a short list of features considered appropriate for a contemporary vehicle. These features include:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection
  • Lane departure warning

In the case of the Taos and Tiguan, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Blind Spot Monitor are standard on all models. The IQ.DRIVE® Package was added to the base trim level of each as it included the rest of the required features. Included in the package are:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Active Blind Spot Monitor
  • Travel Assist
  • Lane Assist
  • Emergency Assist

Specifics on the Taos and Tiguan cited in the Cars.com report:


Taos S with IQ.Drive Package

The Volkswagen Taos S is the most economical trim of Volkswagen’s compact SUV designed for everyday driving. Introducing an exterior featuring a crisp European design while the interior combines enhanced technology and safety features, combined with maximum comfort. Standard features on the S include:

  • Front Assist (Forward Collision Warning & Autonomous Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Monitoring)
  • Blind Spot Monitor w/ RTA
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit: 8” digital instrument display
  • Automatic, LED headlights & LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED tail lights
  • Keyless access with push-button start

All Taos models are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine rated at 158 hp @ 5,500 rpm and 184 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm with power channeled through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. 4Motion® all-wheel drive is available on every trim level. A front-wheel-drive Taos S with IQ.DRIVE Package has an MSRP of $25,945

Tiguan S with IQ.Drive Package

The 3-row mid-size Tiguanis Volkswagen’s best-selling model, with the S as the most economical Tiguan trim level. Enhanced with a spacious interior and refined instrument panel, encompassing safety and comfort, along with a quality built and stylish exterior, the Tiguan provides an enjoyable and smooth ride. The Tiguan S base model is well equipped with:

  • Front Assist and Blind Spot Monitor
  • Heated front seats
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit: 8” digital instrument display
  • Automatic, LED headlights & LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED tail lights
  • Keyless access (KESSY) with push-button start
  • Passenger seat with height adjustment (manual)
  • 2nd-row air vents

Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 TSI® engine, power is rated at 184 hp @ 4,400 rpm and 221 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm, all of which is managed by an 8-speed Tiptronic® transmission. 4Motion all-wheel drive is available on the S and all Tiguan trims. When equipped with front-wheel drive and the IQ.DRIVE Package the Tiguan S has an MSRP of $27,845.

Over the years, Volkswagen has taken impressive steps in design, sophistication, refinement, safety, reliability, and performance, not losing focus on providing the best value for our customers. At Volkswagen of Duluth, we invite you to experience the Volkswagen mission by visiting our showroom to test drive the honored and acclaimed Taos and Tiguan for yourself. Specials and purchasing options are available.

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