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2023 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid vs. 2023 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2023 Hyundai
Tucson Hybrid

MSRP*: $31,150 to $38,910
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2023 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $24,155 to $34,535
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MPG - City 37 - 38 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 - 38 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 80.0 ft3 60.2 - 65.9 ft3
Engine
  • 226-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 158-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 226 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 182.3 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 40.1 in
Rear 38.7 - 39.5 in
Front 39.5 - 40.7 in
Rear 38.8 - 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid than in the Volkswagen Taos. The Volkswagen Taos offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, 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 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid 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 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Taos.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Tucson Hybrid is a little wider than the Volkswagen Taos, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Taos.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen Taos.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volkswagen Taos.

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