Page Loading

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Volkswagen Taos

When comparing the Subaru Crosstrek to the Volkswagen Taos, The Volkswagen Taos has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Subaru Crosstrek versus the Volkswagen Taos, the Volkswagen Taos is a better car than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Subaru Crosstrek versus Volkswagen Taos Pricing

For a new model, the Subaru Crosstrek's price is between $25,273 and $32,905, with the Volkswagen Taos priced between $24,547 and $36,354.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Subaru Crosstrek’s base engine makes 152 horsepower, and the Volkswagen Taos base engine makes 158 horsepower. The Crosstrek is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 481 miles. The Taos is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 475 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Volkswagen Taos, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Subaru Crosstrek, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room and rear shoulder room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Subaru Crosstrek has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Volkswagen Taos.

See More See Less

2023 Subaru Crosstrek

2023 Volkswagen Taos

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,273 - $32,905

Used Asking Price:

$24,997 - $33,879

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

30.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,547 - $36,354

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.7 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 18
7 / 18
11 / 61
11 / 18
12 / 61
19 / 61
39 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 24
7 / 61

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Special Edition, Sport, Limited, Premium, Base

Trim Levels

1.5T SE 4Motion, 1.5T S 4Motion, 1.5T SE, 1.5T SEL 4Motion, 1.5T S

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

145 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

158 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

184 foot-lbs @ 1750 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

365 / 481 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

28 / 36 / 31

Range (city/hwy):

370 / 475 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

20.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

55.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

121.7 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.2 inches

Cargo Space:

27.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

65.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

127.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3117 lbs

Width:

79 inches

Height:

63.6 inches

Length:

176.5 inches

Wheelbase:

104.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3175 lbs

Width:

72.5 inches

Height:

64.4 inches

Length:

175.8 inches

Wheelbase:

105.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/60R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

215/55R17