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2022 Ford Escape vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2022 Ford
Escape

MSRP*: $27,185 to $37,305
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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $23,495 to $33,645
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MPG - City 22 - 44 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.8 - 65.4 ft3 60.2 - 65.9 ft3
Engine
  • 181-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 200-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 158-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 181 - 250 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 180.5 - 181.3 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 38.9 - 40.7 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 39.8 in

*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 Ford Escape offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Taos, with comparable head- and legroom. The Ford Escape offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Taos, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Ford Escape requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Taos, 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). The Ford Escape is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Taos.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Escape is much wider than the Volkswagen Taos, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Escape, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Taos.

Handling
The Ford Escape has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Taos, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford Escape has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

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

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