2022 Volkswagen Taos vs. 2022 Mazda CX-30

2022 Volkswagen Taos Comparison Page at Emich VW of Boulder

2022 VW Taos vs. 2022 Mazda CX-30 

Built to be the smaller counterpart of the popular Tiguan, the 2022 VW Taos is the subcompact SUV that promises an enjoyable ride all year long. Energetic, lightweight, and efficient, northern Colorado drivers will adore the experience they have when they get behind the wheel of the Taos. A readily accessible price point makes it easier for many customers to experience modern Volkswagen performance and quality as well. Similar vehicles like the 2022 Mazda CX-30 try to offer a competitive ride to the Taos. However, the Taos shows why it proves to be an all-around superb vehicle choice for budget-minded and modern customers alike.  


Equipped with a 158-hp turbocharged 1.5L engine under the hood, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos provides a driving experience that is spritely for enjoyable trips all around northern Colorado. Regardless of whether the standard eight-speed automatic transmission or the available seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission are paired with the engine, responsive acceleration is assured. The 2022 Mazda CX-30 comes equipped with a 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G engine that offers 186 horsepower to the crossover SUV. This engine is paired with the SKYACTIV®-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmission. The Taos is equipped with standard FWD and has AWD available, while the Mazda CX-30 comes with AWD standard. Drivers of the 2022 Taos will find that they get to spend much more enjoying the road with the EPA-estimated 28 MPG city/36 MPG highway fuel economy of the Volkswagen compared to the 24 MPG city/31 MPG highway estimates of the CX-30.  

Interior Features

Despite being a subcompact SUV, the 2022 Taos ensures that drivers have plenty of space to confidently transport their families around town and have plenty of space for cargo in the trunk. Whereas the CX-30 offers 20.2 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats folded up, the Taos delivers an impressive 27.9 total cubic feet. Passengers will also appreciate the extra space available to them with 99.5 cubic feet of total room for them to sit in compared to the 94.1 cubic feet of the 2022 Mazda CX-30. Both vehicles provide passengers with plenty of interactive elements for a modern ride that everyone will adore. This includes integrated Wi-Fi® for reliable Internet access all across Colorado. Compatible smartphones can connect to the respective infotainment systems through Bluetooth®, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay for convenience and more personalized media content to access.  

Safety Features 

Taking already nimble vehicles and amplifying their capabilities further through standard technology, both the Taos and the CX-30 are equipped to keep drivers and their other occupants safe. This includes improved handling and stability through the combination of Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control. Brake Assist greatly improves the potential stopping performance of both vehicles to make stopping quickly even on rainy or snowy roads much more consistent. For even more enjoyable and less tiring highway driving sessions across I-70 or I-25, both vehicles can have Adaptive Cruise Control equipped.  

Order the 2022 Volkswagen Taos at Emich VW of Boulder 

For a sporty, modern compact SUV that will make everyday driving fun, stop by Emich VW of Boulder today and shop for a 2022 Volkswagen Taos. Equipped to appeal to today’s customers, we are confident you will love every minute you spend behind the wheel of this Volkswagen gem. Stop in today and speak with a sales representative about how we can make your vehicle shopping experience as comprehensive and hassle-free as possible!  

  2022 Volkswagen Taos    2022 Mazda CX-30 
Base MSRP  $22,995  $22,500 
Horsepower  158 HP  186 HP 
City Estimated MPG:  28 MPG  24 MPG 
Highway Estimated MPG:    36 MPG  31 MPG 

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