Compare 2021 Toyota RAV4 vs 2022 Volkswagen Taos

2021 Toyota RAV4
2022 Volkswagen Taos
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 25 33 $31,281 $33,455
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 41 38 $26,791 $28,500
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 41 38 $35,184 $37,430
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 41 38 $28,008 $29,795
RAV4 Hybrid XLE Premium AWD 41 38 $30,928 $32,900
RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD 41 38 $32,761 $34,850
RAV4 LE AWD 27 34 $25,947 $27,750
RAV4 LE FWD 27 35 $24,638 $26,350
RAV4 Limited AWD 25 33 $33,922 $36,280
RAV4 Limited FWD 27 35 $32,613 $34,880
RAV4 TRD Off Road AWD 25 32 $33,736 $36,080
RAV4 XLE AWD 27 33 $27,157 $29,045
RAV4 XLE FWD 28 35 $25,848 $27,645
RAV4 XLE Premium AWD 27 33 $29,687 $31,750
RAV4 XLE Premium FWD 28 35 $28,378 $30,350
RAV4 Prime SE N/A N/A $36,050 $38,350
RAV4 Prime XSE N/A N/A $39,175 $41,675
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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

$31,281
$24,518

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$33,455
$25,540

Monthly Payment Estimate

$558 / month
$426 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.5
6.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range. The Taos offers a winning combination of value, technology, and spaciousness that other small SUVs can’t match.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

33 mpg 32 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

47.7 -

Passenger Volume (ft³)

98.9 99.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.8 56.5

Second Head Room (in)

39.5 39.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.4 55.2

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Leg Room (in)

41 40.1

Front Hip Room (in)

54.3 -

Second Leg Room (in)

37.8 37.9

Front Head Room (in)

39.5 40.7

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.6 61.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.6 6.6

Length, Overall (in)

181.5 175.8

Height, Overall (in)

68.6 64.6

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.3 60.8

Wheelbase (in)

105.9 105.6

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.4 72.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

37.6 24.9

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

37.6 24.9

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

69.8 60.2

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.1 10.7

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12 12.3

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

14.5 14.5

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.4 37.6

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P235/55HR19 P225/55HR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/55HR19 P225/55HR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 -

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

3500 -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3655 3430

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 7.5 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 7.5 17 X 7

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

184 @ 5000 184 @ 1750

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.5 L/152 1.5 L/91

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

203 @ 6600 158 @ 5500

Engine Type

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

Fuel System

Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

33 32

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 25

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.18 5.20

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.95 1.77

Trans Type

8 7

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 -

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.22 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

4.01 2.90

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.03 2.75

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.81 0.64

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.46 0.93

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.76

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.25 3.40

Summary

Vehicle Name

Toyota RAV4 Volkswagen Taos

Body Style

Sport Utility 4MOTION

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Emissions

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

6.3 6.3

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 Toyota RAV4
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  • Lease: From $354/mo. (est., 2021)
  • Finance: From 1.9% (2021)
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  • Finance: From 4.51% APR for 60 months

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