2023 Volkswagen Taos vs. 2023 Honda HR-V: Enhanced Efficiency and Performance

2023 Volkswagen Taos vs. 2023 Honda HR-V: Enhanced Efficiency and Performance

The Taos delivers enhanced versatility and efficiency in a value-packed crossover. And in a segment where bland designs are a common thing, the Taos stands out with signature Volkswagen styling inside and out. It also surpasses them in terms of cargo volume. Finally, no other crossover can rival with its driving dynamics thanks to its precisely engineered chassis.

Here, we compare the 2023 Taos to the 2023 Honda HR-V.

The 2023 Volkswagen Taos brings more to the table

The Taos is powered by a four-cylinder, 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that produces 158 horsepower and impressive amounts of torque at 184 lb-ft of torque. This powerful and efficient powertrain is standard on all models.

The 2023 Volkswagen Taos takes driving dynamics seriously. FWD Taos models feature a sporty 8-speed transmission, and AWD models are equipped with a quick-shifting 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The Honda HR-V doesn’t have the same philosophy. All trims are powered by a small 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine that outputs similar horsepower, but only 138 lb-ft of torque. That definitely has a negative impact on the Honda HR-V’s driving dynamics. Moreover, the Honda HR-V uses a continuously variable transmission that provides a much blander ride.

Even with all this performance, the Taos delivers in terms of efficiency. For example, The FWD drive Taos only uses 6.6 L/100 km on the highway in terms of fuel consumption, which is much leaner than the HR-V's highway rating of 7.4 L/100 km.

The 2023 Volkswagen Taos does more for its occupants

The Volkswagen Taos may look small from outside. But once you step inside, you will notice that it outranks many rivals in the segment in terms of space. It offers more comfortable seating, as well as more head and shoulder room than the HR-V.

The Taos has the cargo volume you need to bring everything along on your adventures. With 790 litres of cargo volume behind the rear seats, it outranks the Honda HR-V which offers fewer possibilities with only 691 litres in the same configuration.

The 2023 Volkswagen Taos also offers more standard safety and technologies than the Honda HR-V, making it the ideal small family vehicle. Come see it today! You can shop for your car online with us. Our representatives are waiting for your call and can answer all your questions.