2023 Volkswagen Taos  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#60 of 2023 SUVs

#100 of all 2023 vehicles

The Taos, which Volkswagen introduced 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. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Volkswagen Taos has a score of 82, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Volkswagen Taos has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.04% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5627%, meaning the average driver has a 0.04% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5627% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Volkswagen Taos is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Volkswagen Taos is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2023 Volkswagen Taos include the following active safety system: Front Assist. There are optional safety features on the 2023 Volkswagen Taos which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Lane Assist and Blind Spot Monitor.

Some safety features still may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. 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. Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps, which is optional on the 2023 Volkswagen Taos, points headlights towards the direction that the vehicle is heading, even on turns.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9455Kia SeltosHyundai KonaSubaru CrosstrekBuick Encore GXSubaru ForesterMazda 3Honda HR-VMazda CX-30Toyota RAV4Nissan RogueS. Crosstrek HybridVolkswagen TaosComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Volkswagen Taos with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 94. The 2023 Volkswagen Taos is safer than the 2023 Kia Seltos, the 2023 Hyundai Kona, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2023 Buick Encore GX, and the 2023 Subaru Forester and less safe than the 2023 Honda HR-V. It is about as safe as the 2023 Mazda 3 and the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

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