2022 Volkswagen Taos  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#81 of 2022 SUVs

#145 of all 2022 vehicles

The Taos, introduced by Volkswagen in 2022, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Taos provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2022 Volkswagen Taos has a score of 77, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.04%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.6%.

We estimate that the 2022 Volkswagen Taos has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0465% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3138%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0465% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3138% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 Volkswagen Taos offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos include the following active safety system: Front Assist. There are optional safety features on the 2022 Volkswagen Taos which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Lane Assist and Blind Spot Monitor.

Other safety technologies seem simpler but should still be considered. Optional Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead. Optional Light Assist automatically switches high beam headlights off when oncoming traffic is approaching and turns them back on when there aren't any vehicles ahead.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9455Kia SeltosHonda HR-VKia SportageNissan Rogue SportVolkswagen TaosToyota Corolla CrossToyota C-HRToyota RAV4Honda CR-VC. TrailblazerFord EscapeHyundai TucsonComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 94. The 2022 Volkswagen Taos is safer than the 2022 Kia Seltos, the 2022 Honda HR-V, the 2022 Kia Sportage, and the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport and less safe than the 2022 Honda CR-V, the 2022 Toyota RAV4, the 2022 Toyota C-HR, and the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross.

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