2024 Volkswagen Taos vs. Ford Bronco Sport

If you’re in the process of shopping for a new compact SUV, you can’t do much better than the 2024 Volkswagen Taos. German-engineered to be a pleasurable and comfortable driving experience, it’ll get you where you want to go, whether it’s around town or out to the country for the weekend. But, how does it compare with other compact SUVs on the market? Can it hold its own against, say, the Ford Bronco Sport? Certainly, Ford’s Bronco Sport is a rugged little beast – but does it match the Taos where it counts? Our team here at Fifth Avenue Volkswagen has crunched the numbers and put together a helpful comparison for you.

Engine Performance

First off, how do the drivetrains of the two vehicles compare? The Ford Bronco Sport comes with a standard 1.5L EcoBoost Engine, offering 181 horsepower and 190 lb.-ft. of torque (they offer a higher-end engine in some of the pricier trim levels.) By comparison, the Volkswagen Taos is equipped with our 1.5 TSI engine with 158 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. On paper, this gives Ford the edge, but it’s worth noting that as late as the 2023 model year saw recalls on the Bronco Sport over engine issues involving the fuel injector. If you want reliability over sheer power, the Taos is going to spend more time on the road, and less time in the shop.

Fuel Economy

Here’s where the Volkswagen Taos really shines in comparison. That mighty Ford engine the Bronco Sport is equipped with is also a bit of a gas guzzler. It offers a measly 9.3L/100km in the city, and a much better 8.4L/100km on the highway. The Taos, on the other hand, gives you the Bronco Sport’s highway economy in the city – 8.4L/100km. On the highway, it gets an incredible 6.5L/100km fuel consumption. You’ll save at the gas pump with the Volkswagen Taos compared to its competition over at Ford.


In a family friendly SUV, creature comforts matter, and the Volkswagen Taos is a very comfortable ride. We’ll grant the Ford Bronco Sport is designed to offer just a few more inches in the interior. However the Taos offers more overall cargo space, topping out at a whopping 1,866L. It comes with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot which the Bronco Sport lacks standard, ensuring your passengers can stay connected on those long road trips. You can also drive the Volkswagen Taos more comfortably in any weather conditions, thanks to the standard rain-sensing wipers, and heated steering wheel.

Visit Fifth Avenue Volkswagen for the 2024 Taos

At the end of the day, the 2024 Volkswagen Taos is pretty comparable with the Ford Bronco Sport where it counts – but it doesn’t compare on one final, important point. The base trim on the Ford Bronco Sport starts at a more expensive price-point than our high-end Highline trim! The Taos is a comparable, but much more affordable, compact SUV. You should come visit our showroom today, and check it out for yourself!