Last week Volkswagen announced the pricing for its new small crossover, the 2022 Taos. Now VW has revealed the fuel economy specs.
The 2022 Taos is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 158 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, that’s mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The front-wheel drive version is rated at 28 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined. The all-wheel drive Taos is slightly less fuel efficient at 25/32/28 mpg.
Those specs are better than the FWD Honda HR-V, which is rated at 28 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined. The all-wheel HR-V is rated at 27/31/29 mpg. The Taos also beats the Toyota C-HR, which is rated at 27/31/29 mpg. It also beats the Chevy Trailblazer, which is rated at 29/33/31 mpg with front-wheel drive and 26/30/28 mpg with all-wheel drive.
The 2022 Volkswagen Taos starts at $22,995, plus the destination charge.