Volkswagen Taigo review

Category: Coupe SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

VW Taigo 2022 interior infotainment
  • VW Taigo 2022 front cornering
  • VW Taigo 2022 rear cornering
  • VW Taigo 2022 interior dashboard
  • VW Taigo 2022 interior rear seats
  • VW Taigo 2022 interior infotainment
  • VW Taigo 2022 right tracking
  • VW Taigo 2022 front cornering
  • VW Taigo 2022 rear tracking
  • VW Taigo 2022 left static boot open
  • VW Taigo 2022 rear static boot open
  • VW Taigo 2022 interior front seats
  • VW Taigo 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • VW Taigo 2022 boot open
  • VW Taigo 2022 front cornering
  • VW Taigo 2022 rear cornering
  • VW Taigo 2022 interior dashboard
  • VW Taigo 2022 interior rear seats
  • VW Taigo 2022 interior infotainment
  • VW Taigo 2022 right tracking
  • VW Taigo 2022 front cornering
  • VW Taigo 2022 rear tracking
  • VW Taigo 2022 left static boot open
  • VW Taigo 2022 rear static boot open
  • VW Taigo 2022 interior front seats
  • VW Taigo 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • VW Taigo 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

As a cash purchase, the entry-level Volkswagen Taigo costs about the same as the Ford Puma and undercuts the Mini Countryman but costs more than the Skoda Kamiq. In fact, just like its size, its price sits perfectly in the middle of its two siblings, the VW T-Cross and the VW T-Roc.

Even better than that, your investment should be a sound one, because the Taigo is expected to hold its value well over three years – better than almost all its competitors, with the exception of the T-Roc.

The most expensive trim, R-Line, does without the LED matrix headlights but gets sportier exterior styling alongside Style trim’s other toys.

Reliability

The Taigo is too new to have featured in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey but Volkswagen came 20th out of the 30 car makers included. 

That’s not particularly impressive, and puts it below Mini (joint fifth), Skoda (12th) and Audi (18th), but above Ford, which finished down in joint 27th. 

Every Taigo comes with a standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty. That matches what Audi and Skoda offer but doesn’t come close to Hyundai’s five-year warranty, and both are eclipsed by Kia’s seven-year one.

VW Taigo 2022 interior infotainment

Safety and security

Overview

If you’re after something that’s stylish, comfortable and practical, the Taigo could be a great option for you. It's not as capable or fun as the Ford Puma but that’s forgivable given the superb ride, generous rear passenger space and the fact that you get plenty of toys with even the entry-level version.

  • Comfortable ride
  • Surprisingly spacious interior
  • Cheap running costs
  • Rivals are more fun to drive
  • Interior quality could be better
  • No adjustable lumbar support
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