Volkswagen Taos vs. Volkswagen Tiguan
VW Taos
VW Tiguan
At a Glance: VW Taos vs. VW Tiguan
VW Taos

There’s no doubt that when you hop into a Volkswagen, you’ll be driving a stylish and reliable vehicle. Are you ready to slide into the driver’s seat? Both the Volkswagen Taos and the Volkswagen Tiguan are phenomenal models with tons of power to offer.

Our team at Volkswagen of New Port Richey has put together the following head-to-head comparison between the two popular models. So, which one will you choose for your drives around New Port Richey, Holiday, Trinity, and Clearwater, FL? As you read on, feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule your test drive.



158 HP | 184 HP
VW Taos vs. VW Tiguan


5 | 7
VW Taos vs. VW Tiguan


40.7 in | 39.6 in
VW Taos vs. VW Tiguan
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VW Taos

With a host of standard features, staying connected is easy in both the VW Taos and the VW Tiguan. Whether you’re turning up your favorite tunes or checking the trip information, either model makes it a breeze.

Upgraded Infotainment

Upgrade your infotainment with an 8-inch touchscreen with built-in navigation in either model. Standard App-Connect with available wireless capability enables you to access certain apps, respond to messages, and more through the display.

They also both have the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. Trade in the traditional cockpit in favor of this customizable high-resolution display. You can see travel time, route guidance, and more on the standard 8-inch display. For ease of access, you can also upgrade to a 10.25-inch cockpit in both the VW Taos and the VW Tiguan.

Turning Up the Music

When it comes to queuing up your favorite tunes, you can choose the optional BeatsAudio® system in the VW Taos or the available Fender® Premium Audio System in the VW Tiguan.

Both systems will turn your SUV into your very own concert hall.

VW Taos

It’s a given that both of these SUVs pack a lot of power. When it comes to moving forward, you’ll find peppy engines under the hood of each model. Let’s get a closer look at their performance specs.

Power for the Ages

When you start the 1.5L engine of the VW Taos, you’re welcoming an impressive 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. If you prefer more power, the VW Tiguan comes standard with a 2.0L engine that achieves up to 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.

When it comes to fuel, drivers who value efficiency may choose the VW Taos thanks to these ratings:

VW Taos 28 city / 36 highway1
VW Tiguan 24 city / 31 highway2

For continual traction, you can upgrade either model with 4MOTION® all-wheel drive. It automatically distributes power between the front and rear wheels to maximize traction and help keep your vehicle in control. The 4MOTION® upgrade also includes Active Control, which comes with the following drive modes for a more personalized ride:

  • Snow Mode
  • On-Road Mode
  • Off-Road Mode
  • Off-Road Custom Mode

Whether you find yourself driving in the snow or venturing off the beaten path, these convenient drive modes enable you to adapt at a moment’s notice.

VW Taos

A significant difference between the two models is sizing. Because the VW Taos is a compact SUV and the VW Tiguan is considered a midsize SUV, you’ll find the VW Tiguan has a bit more room to stretch out.

Passenger Comfort

In either model, you’ll find a 5-seat configuration. However, those seeking additional seating options will find a 7-seat configuration in the Volkswagen Tiguan. So, how comfortable will all those passengers be?

VW Taos
VW Tiguan
99.5 cubic feet Passenger Volume 124 cubic feet
40.7 / 39.8 / - inches Headroom (front / second / third row) 39.6 / 39.1 / 33.8 inches
40.1 / 37.9 / - inches Legroom (front / second / third row) 40.2 / 36.6 / 27.9 inches
Pack It Up

Although there’s more passenger volume in the VW Tiguan, you’ll find more cargo volume with the seats upright in the VW Taos. The 2024 VW Taos provides 27.9 cubic feet of storage behind the seats and 65.9 cubic feet of cargo room when you fold the seats.

When it comes to the VW Tiguan, you’ll have 12 cubic feet with all the seats in use. When you fold the seats, the VW Tiguan is on par with the Taos with 65.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

Test Drive a VW SUV
VW Taos VW Tiguan

Ready to get behind the wheel of one of our Volkswagen SUVs? Well, come visit us to see how the 2024 Volkswagen Taos and the Volkswagen Tiguan stack up in person. Our team at Volkswagen of New Port Richey can get you behind the wheel of both SUVs so you can make your final decision.

Whether you choose the VW Taos or the VW Tiguan, you’ll be driving the streets of New Port Richey, Holiday, Trinity, and Clearwater, FL in style.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new Volkswagen for yourself are conveniently available right here online.


128 city/36 highway mpg (2024 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.

224 city/31 highway mpg (2024 Tiguan 2.0L, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.