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2022 Kia Sportage vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2022 Kia
Sportage

MSRP*: $24,090 to $35,250
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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $22,995 to $33,045
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Invoice* $23,125 to $33,664 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 19 - 23 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.1 ft3 65.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 181 - 240 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 176.4 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.2 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.9 - 39.1 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 39.8 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Taos than in the Kia Sportage, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Taos will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sportage 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 Kia Sportage is somewhat more expensive 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 Sportage and the Volkswagen Taos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Sportage is about the same width as the Volkswagen Taos. When looking at overall length, the Kia Sportage takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Taos.

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

Performance
The Kia Sportage has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Sportage 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 Kia Sportage and the Volkswagen Taos. The Kia Sportage 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 Sportage than that of the Volkswagen Taos.