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2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2021 Honda
CR-V

MSRP*: $25,350 to $35,150
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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $22,995 to $33,045
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Invoice* $24,169 to $32,407 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 27 - 28 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 75.8 ft3 65.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 190 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 182.1 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 - 39.2 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 39.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda CR-V than in the Volkswagen Taos. The Volkswagen Taos offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda CR-V 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). The Honda CR-V is somewhat more expensive 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 Honda CR-V and the Volkswagen Taos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda CR-V 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 Honda CR-V, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Taos.

Handling
The Honda CR-V has the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Taos, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda CR-V has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Honda CR-V and the Volkswagen Taos are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda CR-V and the Volkswagen Taos. The Honda CR-V has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Taos.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda CR-V is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Taos.