2023 VW Taos & Tiguan Best Value

February 14th, 2023 by

Taos and Tiguan Interior

Bud Brown Volkswagen is proud to announce Cars.com has named the 2023 Volkswagen Taos S with IQ.DRIVE Package and 2023 Tiguan S with IQ.DRIVE Package 2023 Best Value New Cars, in the site’s Affordability Report. Identifying the most affordable new-car models in four categories—small SUVs, EVs and PHEVs, small pickup trucks, and small cars—that offer the best value for the price. Over 70 in-market vehicles were evaluated by model, trim, features, and first-year fuel costs. All vehicles evaluated were compared against the median price for each category.

As part of the report’s value focus, Cars.com required a list of features suggested to be present in any new high-value vehicle of today.  These features include:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection
  • Lane departure warning

Added to the model’s price and value consideration was confirmation these features were considered required packages or options. Cars.com’s methodology is value-focused, looking at the as-equipped median price, MPG & fuel costs, and the warranty. 

“We’re thrilled to see Taos and Tiguan recognized by Cars.com for the value they bring to customers,” said Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing & Strategy, at Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Taos and Tiguan were designed with spacious packaging, key safety-enhancing, and driver assistance features, and great driving dynamics—all at a great price. We are also proud that these vehicles are not only affordable to purchase, but also affordable to own.”


Blue Taos Parked overlooking the mountains

2023 Volkswagen Taos

The Taos is a compact SUV featuring a bold exterior design and a refined yet practical interior, as well as advanced technology and available 4Motion® all-wheel drive. In addition, the Taos also delivers Volkswagen’s signature driving dynamics, and high quality, value-driven in a smaller smart package.

The Tao’s standard Digital Cockpit and Car-Net® connected vehicle services include in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan. Volkswagen’s MIB3 infotainment system is also available, along with Light Assist, and Dynamic Road Sign Display. The available Q.DRIVE® Package included in the model featured in the report, includes:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Active Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Front Assist
  • Emergency Assist
  • Lane Assist
  • Travel Assist

All Taos models feature a 1.5-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine rated at 158 hp @ 5,500 rpm and 184 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm.  Cars.com listed the Taos as follows:

2023 Volkswagen Taos S

  • Add-ons: IQ.Drive Drive Package
  • Median trim price: $26,286
  • Starting price: $25,450
  • Fuel economy (city/highway/combined mpg): 28/36/31
  • Annual fuel costs: $1,650
  • Warranty: Four years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper and powertrain 


2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

Tiguan is VW’s brand’s best-selling vehicle model that combines a spacious interior with luxurious accommodations as well as Volkswagen’s signature fun-to-drive character. A mid-size SUV featuring a chiseled exterior design with LED headlights and taillights. The refined interior includes a standard 8-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument cluster, KESSY® keyless entry with push-button start, Car-Net with Wi-Fi capability, heated front seats, Driving Mode Selection, and both the Front Assist front collision warning system, and Side Assist, the blind spot detection system. 

The Tiguan is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine rated at 184 hp @ 4,400 rpm and 221 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm. Cars.com lists its Tiguan selection as follows:


2023 Volkswagen Tiguan S

  • Add-ons: IQ.Drive Drive Package
  • Median trim price: $29,522
  • Starting price: $29,140
  • Fuel economy (city/highway/combined mpg): 24/31/27
  • Annual fuel costs: $1,900
  • Warranty: Four years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper and powertrain


With all the added features resident in both the Cars.com awarded Volkswagen Taos and Tiguan models, visit our showroom at Bud Brown Volkswagen. Every new Volkswagen is covered by our exclusive Bud Brown Advantage Lifetime Limited Warranty.  Stop by and test drive your new Volkswagen today, at Bud Brown Volkswagen.