2022 Volkswagen Taos vs. Its Competition

2022 Volkswagen Taos
Brian Wong Brian Wong West Coast Editor

The Taos’ in-between pricing and size puts it up against both larger subcompacts and smaller compacts alike, starting with the Toyota RAV4.

The Kia Seltos debuted for 2021 and offers similar interior size with quality packaging.

For those who put a premium on drivability, the Mazda CX-30 offers solid handling and dynamics for this class.

The Ford Bronco Sport (a 2021 debutant) and the Jeep Compass both offer more off-road chops.

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Quick Specs
6.2
The Taos offers a winning combination of value, technology, and spaciousness that other small SUVs can’t match.
6.2
The 2022 Kia Seltos pairs a superlative warranty and a low price to step to the front of Kia’s small-crossover lineup.
7.5
The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport carves out a new all-terrain niche for one of the most beloved off-road names in auto history.
5.0
The 2021 Jeep Compass skimps on safety and seat comfort, but delivers crossover utility in a compact footprint.
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The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is great-looking, spacious, and more polished and fun-to-drive than other compact competitors, but it’s a step behind in value and features.
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The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
MSRP From     
$22,995$22,490$27,215$24,495$22,050$26,350
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDN/ASmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
S FWDLX IVT AWDBase 4x4Sport FWD2.5 S FWDLE FWD (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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