The 2022 Taos will hit the ground running as a strong class competitor

February 18th, 2021 by

2022 Volkswagen Taos Vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Cargo Space

The battle lines for the dominance in the crossover SUV class have been drawn and Volkswagen has no intention of giving up any ground. That’s why its first electric vehicle available in the United States is set to be a crossover SUV and it’s why the automaker has developed its latest compact entry to the segment. If you think you’ll be in the market for a new crossover SUV in the next few months, you’ll probably need to examine the cargo space in the 2022 Volkswagen Taos vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4. In fairness to the RAV4, it’s a very well-regarded vehicle in this very competitive class of the automotive industry. However, this isn’t the first time VW has gone up against Toyota in this segment. Let’s take a closer look at a few things you might want to know.

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At first blush, the 2022 VW Taos and 2021 Toyota RAV4 are going to look very similar. Both crossover SUVs are approximately the same size and each one has a familiar form factor. Additionally, up to five passengers can comfortably and safely ride in the two rows of seats offered in each vehicle.

Available Cargo Volume

Volkswagen engineers were careful to keep the 2022 Taos as nimble as possible. It accomplished that goal, the team had to keep its footprint on the slim side of things. Just because it gives up a few inches here and there to the 2021 RAV4, does that mean the Taos is any less capable in any meaningful way.

When there are people sitting in the backseat of the 2022 Volkswagen Taso, there will still be 28.1 cubic-feet to use, compared to 37.5 cubic-feet of cargo volume in the 2021 RAV4. Folding the rear seat in the Taos down properly will make up to 66.3 cubic-feet of cargo volume available to use. The 2021 RAV4 will make 69.8 cubic-feet available – a very small difference in the grand scheme of things.

Which compact crossover SUV has more legroom?

The driver and front passenger in the 2022 VW Taos can use up to 40.1 inches of legroom, less than an inch of difference with what is available in the RAV4 for the same people. People sitting in the rear of the Taos will have up to 37.9 inches of legroom, narrowly edging out the 37.8 inches of legroom available in the backseat of the 2021 RAV4.

Compass VW customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2022 VW Taos today when they make an appointment with one of our product experts.

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