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Would anybody know if the passenger seat has height adjustment? Important, as my wife does like to look over the dash instead of at it.
I read the Mexican spec sheet for the Taos and it specifies manual heigh adjustment for the fron passenger seat. Not sure if the US/Canada models will have manual or electric height adjustment but, based on this info, I am 100% sure there is height adjustment for that seat. The range of adjustment is another question you have to find out once the Taos shows up in dealerships near you.
 

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I read the Mexican spec sheet for the Taos and it specifies manual heigh adjustment for the fron passenger seat. Not sure if the US/Canada models will have manual or electric height adjustment but, based on this info, I am 100% sure there is height adjustment for that seat. The range of adjustment is another question you have to find out once the Taos shows up in dealerships near you.
Thanks for the info. Manual height adjustment is fine. Electric would be nice, and I would think it would be standard in the higher trim.
 

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Thanks for the info. Manual height adjustment is fine. Electric would be nice, and I would think it would be standard in the higher trim.
Definitely height-adjustable - it's been a very long time, to say the least, since VW offered a car without passenger seat height adjustment, even if manual, on a US vehicle.
 

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I sat in a new Jetta. Only back & forth, and seat back tilt.
You're right! Just checked both the US and Mexico Jetta brochure and there is no indication that there is even manual height adjust for the passenger front seat. I wonder what the top honchos at VW/Audi were thinking when they decided that the front passenger seat won't need height adjust.
 

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You're right! Just checked both the US and Mexico Jetta brochure and there is no indication that there is even manual height adjust for the passenger front seat. I wonder what the top honchos at VW/Audi were thinking when they decided that the front passenger seat won't need height adjust.
I sat in the Jetta SEL. No passenger seat height adjustment. It’s just stupid. The Jetta was on our list as the prices were pretty good. My wife sat in one and nixed it.
 

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The order guide confirms height adjustment for front seats.


I was disappointed to see that there is no memory function or automatic liftgate on the SEL.
Yeah, for a while I thought that at least the SEL had driver's seat memory, but I had a nagging suspicion I'd imagined that; it is such a key feature for any car with more than one regular or even occasional driver. The lack of auto liftgate doesn't bother me, it's a small, easy hatch, comparatively.
 

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Yeah, for a while I thought that at least the SEL had driver's seat memory, but I had a nagging suspicion I'd imagined that; it is such a key feature for any car with more than one regular or even occasional driver. The lack of auto liftgate doesn't bother me, it's a small, easy hatch, comparatively.
The driver side memory was mentioned in some early promotional information.
My guess is that it uses some simple microchip, the kind in short supply, and was dropped as a feature. If I am right, there may be some early builds that have it anyway.

My first VW, a Corrado, came with heated seats. Thing is, they weren’t a feature or an option in 1990. But it was one of the first shipments imported into the USA. So probably built before final specs were solidified.
 

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Thanks for raising the question. I didn’t realize there was a passenger heigh adjustment. Just looked at the seat and moved it up a little. As indicated by others it’s a basic pump handle.
 

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The 2022 Taos SE does have passenger side height adjustment. I don't think the Taos S has the height adjustment. We could not wait until out 2019 Jetta S lease expired since it had no passenger height adjustment. My wife always complained she was sitting in a hole. VW needs hight adjustment for all models.
 
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