Comparison - Mini Cooper S Sidewalk 2021 - vs - Volkswagen Taos SEL 2022

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
39,250
Updated: 
02 Apr 2020
$
33,045
Updated: 
08 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2022
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
2
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.60gals
14.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Cornflower Blue
#2F71B5
King's Red Metallic
#B4011C
Dusk Blue Metallic
#2E436B
Pure Gray
#868580
Pure White
#F8F8F8
Pyrite Silver Metallic
#9A9A95
Platinum Gray Metallic
#626262
Deep Black Pearl
#1E1E1E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

No small city car has as much charm or is as much fun to drive as the 2021 Mini Cooper.

Pros
Adorbs
Quirky fun interior
Fun to drive
Customization comes easy
Manual is back

Cons
Cramped cargo area
Cramped rear seats
Dwarfed by other cars
Can be kitschy
Can be expensive

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 MINI Cooper's #5 ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact Cars category. Currently the MINI Cooper has a score of 7.7 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Nimble handling
Energetic engines
Stylish cabin
Good predicted reliability rating

Cons
Significantly more expensive than its classmates
Below-average cargo capacity
Worse fuel economy than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Manual-transmission Minis took a hiatus recently, but the six-speed stick is once again available for 2021 Cooper and Cooper S models, including the three- and five-door Hardtop models in addition to the convertible.

Pros
Fun handling,
distinctive design,
lots of customization possibilities.

Cons
Cramped interior,
costly options,
uncomfortable ride.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2022 Taos is a completely new model in VW showrooms. Leading up to its official reveal, we learned about its engine specs and size details as well as its handsome design and available features.

Pros
Huge back seat for its subcompact designation,
generous cargo storage,
really good fuel-economy figures.

Cons
Acceleration isn't as spunky as some rivals,
some chintzy cabin materials,
maladroit dual-clutch automatic.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Comfortable ride
Great gas mileage
Spacious, supportive seats
Excellent cargo capacity

Cons
Some cheap cabin materials
Unrefined transmissions

By: 
usnews.com

All-new two-row subcompact SUV that slots below the Tiguan.

Pros
Sharp handling and smooth driving character
Comfortable interior that's easy to get in and out of
Big cargo area for a little SUV
Impressive technology features

Cons
Transmission can be slow to frustratingly slow to downshift
Noticeable road and engine noise at highway speeds

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.50L
Torque: 
207ft-lbs
at 1 350rpm
184ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
189hp
at 5 000rpm
158hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet
37.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Rear Parking Sensors
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
151.90in
175.80in
Width: 
68.00in
72.50in
Height: 
55.70in
64.60in
Ground Clearance: 
5.60in
6.60in
Wheel Base: 
98.20in
105.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.80
Front Leg Room: 
40.10in
Rear leg room: 
37.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
34.00cu.ft
60.20cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
8.70cu.ft
24.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
2824.00lbs
3430.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Sport Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
8 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Single Zone Front Air Conditioning
Cooled Storage Compartment
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
1 Subwoofer(S)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
400 Watts Stereo Output
8 Total Speakers
Beats Audio Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
AM/FM Stereo

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17"
19 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Alloy Wheels
Null Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Taos MDO Package
VW Care
First Aid Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Combination Roadside Kit
Panoramic Sunroof Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Side Steps
Interior Options: 
Luggage Net
Rubber Mats Kit
Rearview Mirror W/HomeLinkĀ® Connect
Carpeted Mats
Privacy Cover

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
French Roast/Black, leather
#645954
Gray/Black, leather
#37363B