Compare 2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2022 Volkswagen Taos

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
2022 Volkswagen Taos
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Badlands 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Bronco Sport Badlands 4x4 21 26 $32,192 $33,360
Bronco Sport Base 4x4 25 28 $26,806 $27,215
Bronco Sport Big Bend 4x4 25 28 $28,002 $28,720
Bronco Sport First Edition 4x4 21 26 $36,824 $38,160
Bronco Sport Outer Banks 4x4 25 28 $31,710 $32,860
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S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taos S 4MOTION 25 32 $24,518 $25,540
Taos S FWD 28 36 $22,555 $23,495
Taos SE 4MOTION 25 32 $28,171 $29,345
Taos SE FWD 28 36 $26,779 $27,895
Taos SEL 4MOTION 25 32 $32,300 $33,645
Taos SEL FWD 28 36 $30,806 $32,090

Pricing

Invoice Price

$32,192
$24,518

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$33,360
$25,540

Monthly Payment Estimate

$556 / month
$426 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.5
6.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport carves out a new all-terrain niche for one of the most beloved off-road names in auto history. The Taos offers a winning combination of value, technology, and spaciousness that other small SUVs can’t match.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 32 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Second Head Room (in)

41.7 39.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.6 55.2

Front Leg Room (in)

42.4 40.1

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

55.2 -

Second Leg Room (in)

36.9 37.9

Front Head Room (in)

41.5 40.7

Second Hip Room (in)

53.4 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.3 56.5

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 99.5

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.6 6.6

Length, Overall (in)

172.7 175.8

Height, Overall (in)

71.4 64.6

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.8 60.8

Wheelbase (in)

105.1 105.6

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.3 72.5

Track Width, Front (in)

63.4 61.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

29.4 24.9

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

60.6 60.2

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

29.4 24.9

Brakes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

4-Wheel -

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- 10.7

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

- NA

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- 12.3

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16 14.5

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.4 37.6

Tires

Front Tire Size

P225/65HR17 P225/55HR17

Spare Tire Size

Full-Size Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/65HR17 P225/55HR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

2200 -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

220 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

220 -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2200 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2200 -

Weight Information

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

6260 -

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3707 3430

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

4630 -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Full-Size Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 17 X 7

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

250 @ 5500 158 @ 5500

Engine Oil Cooler

None -

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

280 @ 3000 184 @ 1750

Engine Order Code

999 NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 1.5 L/91

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 32

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 25

Transmission

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.62 -

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.96 2.90

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.31 2.75

Trans Order Code

448 NA

Transfer Case Model

Electronic -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.92 0.93

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 0.64

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.76

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.69 3.40

Trans PTO Access

No -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

3.01 1.77

Trans Type

8 7

Drivetrain

Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Power Take Off

No -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

- 5.20

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Bronco Sport Volkswagen Taos

Body Code

S -

Body Style

Sport Utility 4MOTION

Suspension

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

3.80 -

Suspension Type - Rear

Short And Long Arm Multi-Link

Axle Type - Rear

Independent -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.80 -

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Axle Type - Front

Independent -

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

- Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

- Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.7 6.3

Vehicle

EPA Classification

- Small SUV 4WD

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

-

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

-

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

-

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

-

Overall Side Crash Rating

-

Side Barrier Rating

-

Side Barrier Rating Driver

-

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

-

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

-

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

-

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

-

Rollover Rating

-
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2021 Ford Bronco Sport
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  • Finance: From 0% APR
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  • Rebates: Special offers for military, grads
  • Finance: From 4.51% APR for 60 months

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