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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2022 Mitsubishi
Outlander

MSRP*: $26,095 to $35,345
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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $23,495 to $33,645
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Invoice* $25,465 to $34,346 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 24 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 78.3 - 79.7 ft3 60.2 - 65.9 ft3
Engine
  • 181-hp, 2.5-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 181 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 185.4 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 74.7 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 38.8 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.4 - 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
The Mitsubishi Outlander offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen Taos. The Mitsubishi Outlander 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mitsubishi Outlander 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 Mitsubishi Outlander 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 Mitsubishi Outlander and the Volkswagen Taos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Outlander is much wider than the Volkswagen Taos, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mitsubishi Outlander, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Taos.

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

Performance
The Mitsubishi Outlander has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

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

Utility
The Mitsubishi Outlander offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Taos, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Mitsubishi Outlander, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Taos.