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2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler

MSRP*: $28,900 to $39,300
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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $22,995 to $33,045
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Invoice* $28,370 to $37,464 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 17 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 31.7 ft3 65.9 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 285 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 166.8 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 42.6 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 39.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 Jeep Wrangler offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Taos, with comparable head- and legroom. The Jeep Wrangler 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Wrangler 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). Whether you pick the Jeep Wrangler or the Volkswagen Taos, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Wrangler is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Taos.

Dimensions
The Jeep Wrangler 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. If you go with the Jeep Wrangler, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Taos.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Wrangler greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen Taos.

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

Utility
The Jeep Wrangler has less seating than the Volkswagen Taos, making the Volkswagen Taos the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Jeep Wrangler has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Taos.

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