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2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Equinox

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2022 Volkswagen
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MSRP*
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$23,800 to $33,100
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$22,995 to $33,045
Invoice* $23,776 to $31,577 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 25 - 26 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 32 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Equinox offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Taos, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chevrolet Equinox and the Volkswagen Taos.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Equinox as you will with the Volkswagen Taos, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Equinox will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Taos. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Volkswagen Taos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Equinox is about the same width as the Volkswagen Taos. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Equinox, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Taos.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Chevrolet Equinox transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Taos.

Performance
The Chevrolet Equinox has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Volkswagen Taos. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Chevrolet Equinox as you will in the Volkswagen Taos.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Equinox is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Taos.