2023 Volkswagen Taos parked in the driveway

How Does the 2023 Volkswagen Taos Perform?

Powertrain of the 2023 Volkswagen Taos 

If you’re looking for a compact SUV that is smart, versatile, and always ready to go on an adventure, the 2023 Volkswagen Taos is for you! With streamlined styling and sharp features, the 2023 Volkswagen Taos is not only a joy to look at but also a joy to drive. At Pohanka Volkswagen of Salisbury in Salisbury, MD, we elaborate on the powertrain of the 2023 Volkswagen Taos.    



Which Engine Powers the 2023 Volkswagen Taos? 

Every 2023 Taos comes equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that pushes out 158 hp and has a torque rating of 184 lb.-ft. The engine offers a range of high-tech features engineered to produce outstanding fuel economy. Zipping around the city is easy with the dynamic capability of the available 7-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission that ensures fast, smooth, and efficient gear changes. For a turbocharged engine, it has a high compression ratio of 11.5:1. It extracts the maximum energy from every drop of fuel.  

The 2023 Volkswagen Taos front-wheel models are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. These models deliver a fuel economy of 28 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway, and 31 mpg combined. All-wheel-drive models combine with a 7-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission to deliver a fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined.    

2023 Volkswagen Taos Steering Wheel
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What Makes the 2023 Taos Suitable for All Terrain? 

Driving conditions aren’t always perfect. Thus, the available 4MOTION® all-wheel drivetrain in the 2023 Volkswagen Taos is the ideal companion. It distributes power between the front and rear wheels to optimize traction and stability. Additionally, turning the dial allows you to switch between four different all-wheel-drive modes that fit your driving situation. These include the Snow Mode, On-Road Mode, Off-Road Mode, and Off-Road Custom Mode. 

Have the performance highlights of the 2023 Volkswagen Taos piqued your interest? To experience its smooth handling and relaxed disposition, you can schedule a test drive at Pohanka Volkswagen of Salisbury in Salisbury, MD!   


Read more: Visit Pohanka Volkswagen of Salisbury to Buy the New Volkswagen Atlas 

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