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2022 Subaru Forester vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2022 Subaru
Forester

MSRP*: $25,895 to $35,995
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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 25 - 26 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 33 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 69.1 - 74.2 ft3 60.2 - 65.9 ft3
Engine
  • 182-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 All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 182 hp 158 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 182.7 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 71.5 - 72.2 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.6 - 39.6 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 Subaru Forester offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Taos, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Taos.

Convenience
The Subaru Forester 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). The Subaru Forester is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Taos.

Dimensions
The Subaru Forester 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. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Subaru Forester, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Taos.

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

Performance
The Subaru Forester has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Taos.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Subaru Forester 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 Subaru Forester and the Volkswagen Taos. The Subaru Forester has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Taos.