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2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

Picture of the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2022 Mitsubishi
Eclipse Cross

MSRP*: $23,695 to $29,295
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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $23,495 to $33,645
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Invoice* $22,861 to $28,030 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 25 - 26 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.1 ft3 60.2 - 65.9 ft3
Engine
  • 152-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 158-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 152 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 179.0 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 35.3 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 39.5 in
Rear 37.3 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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Taos than in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the Volkswagen Taos.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Taos, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the Volkswagen Taos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 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. When looking at overall length, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Taos.

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

Performance
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the Volkswagen Taos are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the Volkswagen Taos. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Taos.