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2023 Kia Sportage vs. 2023 Volkswagen Taos Review

Picture of the 2023 Kia Sportage

2023 Kia
Sportage

MSRP*: $26,290 to $37,090
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Picture of the 2023 Volkswagen Taos

2023 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $24,155 to $34,535
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MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 32 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 74.1 ft3 60.2 - 65.9 ft3
Engine
  • 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 158-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 187 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 183.5 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 37.8 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.0 - 39.4 in
Front 39.5 - 40.7 in
Rear 38.8 - 39.8 in

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sportage than in the Volkswagen Taos. 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.

Dimensions
The Kia Sportage 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. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Sportage, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Taos.

Handling
The Kia Sportage has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Taos, making it slightly more difficult to 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 a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Taos.