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2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2021 Subaru
Crosstrek

MSRP*: $22,245 to $27,995
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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $22,995 to $33,045
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Invoice* $21,108 to $26,411 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 22 - 27 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 34 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 55.3 ft3 65.9 ft3
Engine Horizontal Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 152 - 182 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 176.5 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 71.0 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 38.0 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Taos than in the Subaru Crosstrek, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Crosstrek will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Taos.

Convenience
The Subaru Crosstrek requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Taos, 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 Subaru Crosstrek 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. The Subaru Crosstrek carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volkswagen Taos.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Crosstrek 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 Subaru Crosstrek takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Taos.

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

Performance
The Subaru Crosstrek has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Subaru Crosstrek 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 Subaru Crosstrek and the Volkswagen Taos. The Subaru Crosstrek 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 Subaru Crosstrek is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Taos.