2024 Nissan Kicks vs. 2024 Volkswagen Taos Review

Picture of the 2024 Nissan Kicks

2024 Nissan

MSRP*: $21,340 to $23,900
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Picture of the 2024 Volkswagen Taos

2024 Volkswagen

MSRP*: $23,995 to $33,515
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MPG - City 31 MPG 24 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 32.3 ft3 60.2 - 65.9 ft3
  • 122-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 158-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 122 hp 158 hp
Exterior Length 169.1 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 69.3 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 43.7 in
Rear 33.5 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 40.4 in
Rear 38.5 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

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Taos than in the Nissan Kicks, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Kicks will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Taos.

With the Volkswagen Taos, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Kicks, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Clearly, the Nissan Kicks is a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Taos, when considering MSRP.

Since the Nissan Kicks is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Taos, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Nissan Kicks is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Taos, which may make it easier to park.

The Nissan Kicks has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Taos, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Kicks has a lot less horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

The Nissan Kicks has much lower torque than the Volkswagen Taos, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Nissan Kicks and the Volkswagen Taos. The Nissan Kicks has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Taos.