2022 Volkswagen Taos vs. Its Competition

2022 Volkswagen Taos
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos fills in a gap between the larger Tiguan and a forthcoming subcompact crossover that other automakers already offer.

Similarly, the Chevrolet Trailblazer slots between the Equinox compact crossover and Trax subcompact crossover, and is better looking and better equipped than either.

Same with the Mazda CX-30 and the CX-5 compact and diminutive CX-3; it’s the handling leader.

The Hyundai Kona squeezes between the Tucson compact and Venue subcompact, but with more pluck, style, and an available electric model.

The Kia Seltos gives off a European vibe and has good standard features, and the Jeep Compass soldiers on without any of the off-road leanings of the larger Cherokee and smaller Renegade.

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Quick Specs
The spacious 2022 Volkswagen Taos is one of the roomiest in the class and comes with good standard convenience features.
5.6
The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is a stylish but underpowered subcompact crossover.
6.3
The 2021 Hyundai Kona wears like statement jewelry, and drives like a bargain.
5.0
The 2021 Jeep Compass skimps on safety and seat comfort, but delivers crossover utility in a compact footprint.
5.8
The 2021 Kia Seltos combines the practicality of the hatchback Soul in a larger package with the automaker’s low price and superlative warranty.
MSRP From     
N/A$19,000$20,400$23,915$21,990$21,900
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AGas I3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ASport Utility VehiclesSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
N/AFWD 4-Door LSE Automatic FWDSport FWDLX IVT AWDFWD
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
N/AContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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