New Volkswagen 2022 Volkswagen Taos / 2022 Hyundai Tucson Comparison for the Denver Area for Sale in Denver, CO

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2022 VW Taos / 2022 Hyundai Tucson Comparison in Denver, CO

  2022 VW Taos 2022 Hyundai Tucson
Base MSRP $24,190 $24,950
Horsepower 158 HP 187 HP
City Estimated MPG: 28 MPG 26 MPG
Highway Estimated MPG: 36 MPG 33 MPG

2022 Volkswagen Taos vs. 2022 Hyundai Tucson

Volkswagen has added another model to its selection of great compact SUVs with the new 2022 VW Taos. Slotting under the Tiguan in terms of size, the Taos continues to deliver quality performance and interior versatility that makes every other Volkswagen model sensational. Drivers who adore the comfortable ride experience of other models, such as the Tiguan or the Atlas, will feel right at home in the Taos. Other compact SUVs on the market like the 2022 Hyundai Tucson offer competitive aspects in some areas. Those who like to have consistent value in their vehicle will appreciate the Taos compared to the other options available.


The 2022 Taos sports a new turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine under the hood. Generating 158 horsepower, cruising around the city in the subcompact SUV will be a pleasant experience. The Taos comes standard with FWD and these models are fitted with an automatic eight-speed transmission. Available AWD models get a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission instead. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson comes standard with a 2.5L inline four-cylinder engine that outputs 187 horsepower and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. FWD is also standard on the Tucson, while AWD is available on the base trim and standard on upper-level hybrid trims. The Taos outperforms the Tucson in fuel efficiency, thanks to its 28 MPG city/36 MPG highway fuel economy compared to the base level Tucson and its 26 MPG city/33 MPG highways estimates.

Interior Features

Both of the subcompact SUVs give occupants a comfortable and immersive ride. Plush cloth seating is standard in both the Taos and the Tucson. Bluetooth® connectivity is present in the Taos and the Tucson for applicable smartphones to be safely operated and provide personalized media content to any trip. The Taos comes with an integrated Wi-Fi® hotspot standard on every trim level through Volkswagen Car-Net® which is a feature the base Tucson trim lacks. Comfort and entertainment options including navigation, SiriusXM® radio, and automatic dual-zone climate control systems are available on select trims of both vehicles.

Safety Features

Drivers of the 2022 Taos and the 2022 Tucson will find they have many safety and driver-assistance systems installed to keep them in control during numerous road and weather conditions. Electronic Stability Control is standard in both compact SUVs and actively keeps the vehicle firmly in the driver’s command even with sharp turns or slippery roads. With Brake Assist, the stopping performance of both vehicles is further enhanced as well to meet the needs of the modern Colorado driver. Adaptive Cruise Control is available on both the Taos and the Tucson in select trim levels and provides stress-free highway driving when used with proper attention placed on the road.

Get the 2022 Volkswagen Taos at Emich VW

The 2022 VW Taos is the sporty and versatile smaller counterpart to the 2022 VW Tiguan. Despite its smaller stature, it still packs the same dependability and enjoyable driving experience that the Tiguan and other larger VW SUVs offer. Serving the needs of families who do not need a larger SUV, vehicle shoppers will adore the price and extensive customization options of the Taos. Emich VW in Denver, CO is a preferred destination in the region for new Volkswagen models. Stop by today to speak with one of our sales representatives about how we can find that perfect 2022 Taos trim to fit your needs.