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2022 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Equinox

MSRP*: $26,300 to $33,100
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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $23,495 to $33,645
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Invoice* $24,613 to $31,100 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 25 - 26 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.9 ft3 60.2 - 65.9 ft3
Engine
  • 170-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 158-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 170 hp 158 hp
Exterior Length 183.1 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 72.6 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 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

Comfort
The Chevrolet Equinox offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Taos, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chevrolet Equinox and the Volkswagen Taos.

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

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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Equinox or the Volkswagen Taos, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Chevrolet Equinox and the Volkswagen Taos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Equinox 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 Chevrolet Equinox, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Taos.

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Equinox has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Chevrolet Equinox does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volkswagen Taos.

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