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2021 Subaru Forester vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2021 Subaru
Forester

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2022 Volkswagen
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MSRP*
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$24,795 to $34,895
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$22,995 to $33,045
Invoice* $23,375 to $32,541 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 26 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 33 32 - 36
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 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.

Convenience
The Subaru Forester 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). 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.

Dimensions
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.

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

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

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

Utility
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.

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