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2021 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2021 Mazda
CX-30

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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

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MSRP*
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$22,050 to $34,050
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$22,995 to $33,045
Invoice* $21,421 to $33,066 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 22 - 25 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 32 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Taos than in the Mazda CX-30, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Taos offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-30, 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 Mazda CX-30, 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 Mazda CX-30 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 Mazda CX-30 and the Volkswagen Taos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-30 is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Taos, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Mazda CX-30 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Taos.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mazda CX-30 and the Volkswagen Taos are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Mazda CX-30 has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Taos, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mazda CX-30 has a little more 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 Mazda CX-30 and the Volkswagen Taos. The Mazda CX-30 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Taos.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-30 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Taos.