Volkswagen Taigo review - Reliability and safety
Safety is top-notch, although some of the Taigo’s close rivals offer better warranty cover
Safety levels for the Taigo are among the best in its class, underpinned by the coupe-SUV’s five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating. It scored 94 per cent for adult occupant safety and 84 per cent for child passenger protection, while the Taigo’s safety assist systems achieved 70 per cent.
All Taigo models feature Adaptive Cruise Control, a driver fatigue alert, autonomous emergency braking, a Side Assist function which monitors blind spots while driving and a Travel Assist system which offers a level of semi-autonomous driving using onboard, radar-based cameras. For those that find parking a chore, there’s also Park Assist which helps with parallel or bay parking.
The Taigo didn’t appear in our 2022 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, although the T-Roc compact SUV was voted into 34th position on a 75-car list. Other VW models such as the Tiguan mid-size SUV and the Golf hatchback featured lower down the order. Volkswagen itself achieved 18th spot out of 29 brands in the manufacturer ratings.
A standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty for the Taigo is reasonable, but not as good as you’ll find with rivals such as the Toyota C-HR which benefits from up to ten years of cover.
Volkswagen offers various servicing plans for the Taigo to help spread the cost of scheduled maintenance. A standard plan (for cars under one-year old) includes two consecutive services for an upfront payment of £386.16, or 24 monthly installments of £16.09.
In this review
- 1Volkswagen Taigo reviewThe Volkswagen Taigo is a stylish coupe-SUV that doesn’t compromise on practicality
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Taigo offers modest power from its TSI petrol engines, prioritising comfort over performance
- 3MPG, CO2 and running costsSolid real-world fuel economy, reasonable insurance costs and impressive residual values mean that the Taigo should be an efficient choice
- 4Interior, design and technologyThere’s a familiar look to the inside of the Taigo, with a good onboard infotainment system that’s easy to use
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe stylish Taigo coupe-SUV is still surprisingly spacious, with some practical features that will appeal to family buyers
- 6Reliability and safety - currently readingSafety is top-notch, although some of the Taigo’s close rivals offer better warranty cover