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2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2022 Hyundai
Tucson

MSRP*: $24,950 to $36,800
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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $23,495 to $33,645
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Invoice* $23,966 to $34,404 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 24 - 26 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 33 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 80.3 ft3 60.2 - 65.9 ft3
Engine
  • 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 158-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-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 187 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 182.3 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.0 - 39.5 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Tucson than in the Volkswagen Taos. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Hyundai Tucson and the Volkswagen Taos.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Tucson 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). The Hyundai Tucson 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 Hyundai Tucson and the Volkswagen Taos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Tucson is a little wider than the Volkswagen Taos, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Tucson, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Taos.

Handling
The Hyundai Tucson has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Taos, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Tucson has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Hyundai Tucson 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 Hyundai Tucson and the Volkswagen Taos. With the Hyundai Tucson, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Taos.