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2022 Kia Niro vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

Picture of the 2022 Kia Niro

2022 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,690 to $31,990
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos

2022 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $23,495 to $33,645
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MPG - City 46 - 53 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 40 - 48 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 - 63.2 ft3 60.2 - 65.9 ft3
Engine
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 158-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 hp 158 hp
Exterior Length 171.5 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Kia Niro than the Volkswagen Taos. The Kia Niro offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Taos, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Kia Niro 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Niro will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Taos.

Dimensions
The Kia Niro 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. The Kia Niro is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Taos, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
The Kia Niro has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Niro transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Taos.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Niro and the Volkswagen Taos. The Kia Niro has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Taos, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.