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2021 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2021 Mazda
CX-5

MSRP*: $25,370 to $37,505
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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $22,995 to $33,045
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Invoice* $24,896 to $36,044 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 22 - 25 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 31 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 59.6 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 187 - 227 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 179.1 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 72.5 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 39.3 - 39.7 in
Rear 39.0 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
The Mazda CX-5 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen Taos. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-5 and the Volkswagen Taos.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-5 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 Mazda CX-5 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 Mazda CX-5 and the Volkswagen Taos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda CX-5 is about the same width as the Volkswagen Taos. When looking at overall length, the Mazda CX-5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Taos.

Handling
The Mazda CX-5 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-5 has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Mazda CX-5 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-5 and the Volkswagen Taos. The Mazda CX-5 has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Taos, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-5 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Taos.