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2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2021 Toyota

MSRP*: $26,250 to $36,180
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2022 Volkswagen

MSRP*: $22,995 to $33,045
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Invoice* $24,544 to $33,829 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 25 - 28 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 69.7 - 69.8 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 203 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 180.9 - 181.5 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 73.0 - 73.4 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 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 Toyota RAV4 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Taos, with comparable head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Taos will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota RAV4 as you will with the Volkswagen Taos, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Toyota RAV4 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 Toyota RAV4 and the Volkswagen Taos have similar Destination Charges.

The Toyota RAV4 is about the same width as the Volkswagen Taos. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Toyota RAV4, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Taos.

The Toyota RAV4 has the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Taos, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

The Toyota RAV4 has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

With similar torque, the Toyota RAV4 and the Volkswagen Taos are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Toyota RAV4 and the Volkswagen Taos. The Toyota RAV4 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Taos.

The basic warranty of the Toyota RAV4 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Taos.