Do you make frequent trips to the city? Do you love going on spontaneous road trips? Do you need a vehicle that can keep you connected to your loved ones even while you’re driving? The Volkswagen Taos and the Honda CR-V are prepared to be your next on-road companion. Which model would better suit your needs, though?
Our team at Elgin Volkswagen finds out in the VW Taos vs. Honda CR-V comparison below. After reading through it, you can take a test drive of the winner around Elgin, IL, to see how it fits into your lifestyle. Let’s jump in.
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When you spend hours behind the wheel, entertainment is crucial to help pass the time. Fortunately, both the VW Taos and the Honda CR-V keep your contacts and music within reach with their respective infotainment systems.
In the VW Taos, you’ll find a capacitive-touch interface that works with the infotainment system. With App-Connect integration for Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth®, you’ll be able to crank up the tunes or call your loved ones with just a touch.
On the other hand, the Honda CR-V makes a color touchscreen standard, which supports the same smartphone integrations.
Both models have the command center you need. What about the digital copilot you desire? With an upgrade to the MIB3 infotainment system on the VW Taos, drivers will have access to a redesigned navigation system! This feature has been enhanced with:
Even with all the CR-V's bells and whistles, it goes without a navigation system that could help elevate your next adventure.
When searching for an SUV, you must find options that put all their effort on the table. You need a vehicle with more than potential—you need an SUV that can exceed your expectations in various driving scenarios. You need the ever-capable VW Taos or the Honda CR-V.
If you work in the city or spend lots of time hanging out with friends downtown, you need a vehicle that can make navigating narrow city streets and parallel parking a breeze. One way to determine a vehicle’s ability to do this is by checking out its exterior dimensions, provided in the chart below.
|Length||175.8 inches||184.8 inches|
|Width||72.5 inches||73.5 inches|
|Height||64.4 inches||66.2 inches|
As you can see, the VW Taos is a slightly smaller model compared to the Honda CR-V, and its compact silhouette is an advantage. Since it’s smaller than its competitor, you’ll be able to wind around tight corners and narrow streets with ease. Plus, with its shorter build, you’ll experience less drag on the vehicle as well.
As you explore the heart of the city, you should feel completely at ease. While the build of the VW Taos helps you comfortably slide down one-way streets and between cars, its roomy front row will give you all the breathing room you need. This SUV features 40.7 inches of front headroom—that's plenty of room for even tall drivers to enjoy!
Even though the Honda CR-V is the bigger model, its front headroom dimensions are smaller than those of the VW Taos. This SUV gives drivers 38.2 inches of headroom.
What comes to mind first when you think of in-car technology? If you said a central touchscreen display or smartphone connectivity, you’d be right on the money. However, the VW Taos and the Honda CR-V want to expand your idea of vehicle technology with their helpful and digital instrument clusters.
Speaking of keeping in touch with your surroundings, the VW Taos and the Honda CR-V both equip digital instrument clusters to keep you connected to your vehicle. You’ll find the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit on the VW Taos and the Driver Information Interface on the CR-V.
The VW Taos uses an 8-inch display that can be customized with widgets. When upgraded to the Digital Cockpit Pro, the interface grows to 10.25 inches! By comparison, the Honda’s standard instrument cluster is seven inches.
Every driver deserves to see their most-necessary information when they want to. The Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro takes this into account by being fully customizable! It introduces three screen views and 21 different viewing options.
While the Honda CR-V system can provide vehicle information like turn-by-turn navigation on its display—just like the VW Taos, when properly equipped—it cannot be upgraded to a larger format.
The VW Taos and the Honda CR-V put up a good fight. However, thanks to its available navigation system, more compact build, and helpful instrument cluster, we believe the VW Taos deserves the win.
Do you agree? If so, schedule a test drive at Elgin Volkswagen near Elgin, IL, today.
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