Blue 2021 Volkswagen Taos cruises along a freeway

What’s the fuel economy of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos?

2022 Volkswagen Taos Fuel Economy Figures

The Volkswagen Taos will soon be birthed kicking and screaming into an intense battleground of a market segment. The subcompact SUV class is the largest, most crowded segment of vehicles in the United States, which means that Taos has some work to do if it wants to set itself apart from its many competitors.

We here at Elgin Volkswagen believe that the Taos is up to this lofty challenge. One area where it has a chance to excel is in fuel economy. What are the 2022 Volkswagen Taos fuel economy ratings?

2022 Volkswagen Taos drives along a highway

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos has been estimated by the EPA to get 31 combined miles-per-gallon of gas in its front-wheel drive incarnation, and 28 combined mpg when outfitted with 4Motion® all-wheel drive. For more figures, see the table below.

2022 Volkswagen TaosCityHighwayCombined
Front-Wheel Drive28 mpg26 mpg31 mpg
4Motion® All-Wheel Drive25 mpg32 mpg28 mpg

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Does the 2022 Volkswagen Taos get a good fuel economy?

The estimates above are highly competitive ratings in the subcompact SUV class. In fact, the front-wheel drive model secures a tie for best-in-class highway fuel economy, beating out several key rivals in the process.

As a result, drivers of the FWD 2022 Volkswagen Taos can expect to save as much as $750 in fuel over five years compared to the average new subcompact SUV. Those who choose the all-wheel drive incarnation can expect to save up to $250.

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How does the Volkswagen Taos achieve these fuel economy numbers?

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos can give some credit for its impressive fuel economy to a unique technology utilized by its engine. Known as variable geometry turbocharging, this technology improves both performance and fuel ratings.

The victories in fuel economy can be noted above. In terms of performance, the 1.5-liter turbocharged direct-injection EA211 machine churns out 158 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The result is a pleasantly spirited ride.

When can I buy the 2022 Volkswagen Taos, and how much will it cost?

The all-new Volkswagen Taos is expected to go on sale in June 2021. The front-wheel drive model will start with an MSRP of $22,995, while the 4Motion® all-wheel drive incarnation will start at $24,445.