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2021 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2021 Mazda
CX-30

MSRP*: $22,050 to $34,050
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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $22,995 to $33,045
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Invoice* $21,421 to $33,066 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 22 - 25 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 45.2 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 186 - 227 hp 158 hp
Exterior Length 173.0 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.3 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 37.8 - 38.1 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 39.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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.

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.

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

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.