2022 Volkswagen Taos

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2022 Volkswagen Taos 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Roof strength

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian
Optional system
Basic

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2022 models

Tested vehicle: 2022 Volkswagen Taos 1.5T S 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,157 lbs
Peak force 19,870 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 6.29

How the roof strength test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Front Assist (with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring)

Package name

  • Optional IQ.DRIVE S Package
  • standard on SE and SEL trims

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2022 models

Superior
Superior
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian

Trim level(s)

  • Optional S trim equipped with IQ.Drive S package

System details

  • Front Assist

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2022 models

Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 9 mph.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 14 mph.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle failed to slow.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, this vehicle failed to slow. A warning was issued 0 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • SEL trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the gradual left curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SEL trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2022 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 117.8 m None
Straightaway left edge 69.8 m None
250m radius right curve, left edge 101.2 m 42.8 %
250m radius left curve, right edge 67.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 85.1 m 76.6 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 72.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 151.6 m
Straightaway left edge 145.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 104.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 90.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 84.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 77.7 m

Trim level(s)

  • S trim equipped with Convenience package
  • SE trim equipped with Convenience package
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • S trim equipped with Convenience package
  • SE trim equipped with Convenience package
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2022 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 87.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 48.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 52.1 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 47.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 42.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 43.3 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 154.6 m
Straightaway left edge 114.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 60.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 58.3 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 46.2 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 47.2 m

Trim level(s)

  • S trim
  • SE trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • S trim
  • SE trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2022 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 87.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 48.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 52.1 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 47.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 42.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 43.3 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 154.6 m
Straightaway left edge 114.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 60.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 58.3 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 46.2 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 47.2 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2022 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim S
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim S
Seat type cloth
1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 82
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 78
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 80
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 81
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated