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2021 Ford EcoSport vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2021 Ford
EcoSport

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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

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MSRP*
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$20,395 to $28,345
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$22,995 to $33,045
Invoice* $19,987 to $27,778 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 23 - 27 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 29 32 - 36
Engine(s) I-3, 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Taos than in the Ford EcoSport, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford EcoSport will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Taos.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Taos requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford EcoSport, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Ford EcoSport 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. The Ford EcoSport will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volkswagen Taos.

Dimensions
Since the Ford EcoSport is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Taos, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford EcoSport, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Taos.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford EcoSport doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Taos.

Handling
The Ford EcoSport has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Taos, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford EcoSport 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 Ford EcoSport and the Volkswagen Taos. The Ford EcoSport has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Taos.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford EcoSport is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Taos.