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2021 Jeep Compass vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2021 Jeep
Compass

MSRP*: $24,495 to $31,395
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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $22,995 to $33,045
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Invoice* $24,258 to $30,691 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 22 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 59.8 ft3 65.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 180 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 173.0 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 39.2 in
Rear 38.5 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Jeep Compass than the Volkswagen Taos. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Compass and the Volkswagen Taos.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Taos requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Compass, 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 Jeep Compass 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 Destination Charge for the Jeep Compass is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Taos.

Dimensions
The Jeep Compass 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. When looking at overall length, the Jeep Compass takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Taos.

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

Performance
The Jeep Compass has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Jeep Compass 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 Jeep Compass and the Volkswagen Taos. The Jeep Compass has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Taos, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Compass is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Taos.