Comparison - Volkswagen Tarek 2021 - vs - Mahindra Thar 2021

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
33,045
Updated: 
08 Dec 2019
$
Updated: 
20 Aug 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2022
2021
Total Seating: 
5
6
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
no
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
15.05gals
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: 

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

PROS
Street presence
Off-road capability
Smooth, strong engines
User-friendly controls

CONS
Bumpy ride
Ingress/egress not the easiest
Slippery floor cover
Missing features

By: 
autocarindia.com

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

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

Convenience

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

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.80in
156.88in
Width: 
72.50in
71.65in
Height: 
64.60in
74.64in
Ground Clearance: 
6.60in
8.60in
Front Track: 
59.84in
Rear Track: 
59.84in
Wheel Base: 
105.60in
96.45in

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: 
60.20cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
24.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.70degrees
41.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.80degrees
36.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3430.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
no
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
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: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Null Tires
All Terrain Tyres
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
75
Diameter: 
R16

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
no
Front head airbags: 
yes
no
Rear head airbags: 
yes
no
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
no
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
no
Traction control: 
yes
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
no
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
no
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
no
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
no
Rear headrests: 
yes
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
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