Volkswagen Taigo reviews: what the car critics say
Like most VWs, this one is easy-going, practical and not entirely unfun to drive
SUVs make up 36% of VW’s UK sales, and this supermini SUV slots into the small space between the T-Cross and the T-Roc, said The Daily Telegraph. There is no shortage of good cars in this supermini crossover sector: the Vauxhall Mokka, Ford Puma and Nissan Juke are all popular options; but for families seeking something a bit jazzier and with a bit more vim than a standard small SUV, the Taigo could prove alluring.
As a coupé-SUV, it is more stylish than its T-Cross sibling, but the Taigo still has plenty of substance, said Auto Express. The tapered roofline at the rear means boot space is down to 440 litres and there’s less headroom in the back, but it still feels spacious and legroom is fine. Some of the interior plastics could be better quality, but the infotainment set-up is intuitive and easy to use, with sharp graphics.
The Taigo has 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol-engine options and is inoffensive to drive, said Autocar. Steering is very smooth and consistent, bar the odd jiggle on 18-inch wheels, but roll is well contained. The Taigo is relatively sprightly: the top speed is 130mph, with 0-62mph in 8.8secs, and just the odd bit of torque steer. Like most VWs it’s easy-going, practical and not entirely unfun to drive. Price: from £22,450.