2022 VW Taos vs. Nissan Kicks

2022 Volkswagen Taos vs. 2022 Nissan Kicks
2022 Volkswagen Taos


2022 Nissan Kics
$23,495 MSRP*

Starting Price

$19,800 MSRP

Base Horsepower

184 lb-ft

Base Torque

144 lb-ft

Seating Capacity

99.5 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

92.6 cubic feet
65.9 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

32.3 cubic feet

Are you in the market for an SUV that’s compact and agile, while still offering plenty of space for your passengers and belongings? The 2022 Volkswagen Taos and the 2022 Nissan Kicks are top contenders for many Las Cruces, NM drivers because of their sporty performance capabilities and versatile interiors. However, when you closely compare the two SUVs, you’ll find that the Taos has a much higher value compared to the Kicks, especially when it comes to sheer power and cabin space. Keep reading with Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso as we compare these VW vs. Nissan compact SUVs. Then, contact us to schedule a test drive of the Taos configurations!

Taos or Kicks: Engine Specs

When you’re searching for the perfect SUV for your busy Albuquerque, NM lifestyle, you need a model that can keep up. Compare the VW Taos vs. Nissan Kicks and you’ll see that the Taos provides the powerful engine, even on its base trim! Here’s a breakdown of the Volkswagen Taos vs. Nissan Kicks engine specs:

2022 VW Taos Engine Specs

  • 1.5 L, TSI inline 4-cylinder engine
  • 158 hp
  • 184 lb-ft of torque

2022 Nissan Kicks Engine Specs

  • 1.6L 4-cylinder engine
  • 122 hp
  • 114 lb-ft of torque

Taos or Kicks: Interior Dimensions

Whether you need an SUV for your growing Van Horn family, or you’re frequently hauling around your weekend trip equipment, you need a vehicle that will provide you with ample room for all the things your lifestyle requires. Both the Kicks and the Taos seat up to five passengers, but where these SUVs differ, once again, is that the Taos has the larger interior-allowing you and your passengers to easily spread out. Take a look at the Taos vs. Kicks interior dimensions:

2022 VW Taos Interior Dimensions

  • Maximum Passenger Volume: 99.5 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 65.9 cubic feet
  • Front/Rear Head Room: 40.7/39.8 inches
  • Front/Rear Shoulder Room: 56.5/55.2 inches
  • Front/Rear Leg Room: 40.1 inches/37.9 inches

2022 Nissan Kicks Interior Dimensions

  • Maximum Passenger Volume: 92.6 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 32.3 cubic feet
  • Front/Rear Head Room: 40.4/38.5 inches
  • Front/Rear Shoulder Room: 53.0/53.2 inches
  • Front/Rear Leg Room: 43.7 inches/33.5 inches

Explore the New Volkswagen Taos at Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso

Now that you’ve compared both SUVs, which one will you choose, the Taos or Kicks? If you’re still having trouble deciding, you can always visit Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso where our sales representatives can walk you through the Taos features, dimensions, and capabilities. While you’re here, you can also consult our finance experts to apply for financing, receive car buying tips, and secure the best financing or leasing terms possible.


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Starting MSRP of $23,495 for a 2022 Volkswagen Taos S 1.5L TSI® with 8-speed automatic transmission. Price excludes transportation, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

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