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2021 Subaru Forester vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2021 Subaru

MSRP*: $24,795 to $34,895
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2022 Volkswagen

MSRP*: $22,995 to $33,045
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Invoice* $23,375 to $32,541 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 26 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 69.2 - 74.3 ft3 65.9 ft3
Engine Horizontal Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Continuously Variable Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 182 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 182.1 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 71.5 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.6 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

The Subaru Forester offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Taos, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Taos.

The Subaru Forester requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Taos, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Subaru Forester 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. The Subaru Forester carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volkswagen Taos.

The Subaru Forester is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Taos, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Subaru Forester, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Taos.

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

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

With its lower torque engine, the Subaru Forester doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Taos.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Subaru Forester and the Volkswagen Taos. The Subaru Forester has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Taos.

The basic warranty of the Subaru Forester is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Taos.