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2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2021 Kia
Seltos

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2022 Volkswagen
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MSRP*
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$21,990 to $27,990
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$22,995 to $33,045
Invoice* $21,221 to $26,731 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 25 - 29 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 30 - 34 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 Seltos than the Volkswagen Taos. The Volkswagen Taos offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Seltos, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Taos requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Seltos, 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 Kia Seltos 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. Both the Kia Seltos and the Volkswagen Taos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Seltos is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Taos, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Kia Seltos is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Taos, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
The Kia Seltos has a little 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 Seltos and the Volkswagen Taos. The Kia Seltos has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Taos, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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