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2020 Kia Niro vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2020 Kia
Niro

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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

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MSRP*
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$24,590 to $32,790
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$22,995 to $33,045
Invoice* $23,853 to $31,807 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 46 - 51 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 40 - 46 32 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Kia Niro than the Volkswagen Taos. The Kia Niro 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Niro 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 Kia Niro 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. Both the Kia Niro and the Volkswagen Taos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Niro is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Taos, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Kia Niro is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Taos, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Kia Niro has much lower torque than the Volkswagen Taos, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Niro 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 Kia Niro has a lot less horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Niro and the Volkswagen Taos. The Kia Niro has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Taos.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Niro than that of the Volkswagen Taos.