2024 Volkswagen Taos vs. 2024 Hyundai Kona

When it comes to compact SUVs, the 2024 Volkswagen Taos has the reliability of German engineering, a whole suite of amenities and features, and great capability. How does it compare to some of the other compact SUVs on the market, though? We wanted to know if it could hold its own against the Hyundai Kona, so we compared them side-by-side to see which one has the edge. Read on with the team here at Fifth Avenue Volkswagen as we run down some of the differences between these two comparable compact SUVs.


The 2024 Volkswagen Taos is a comfortable little SUV, designed to ensure the smaller size doesn’t come at the expense of passenger space. While both the Kona and the Taos have similar room for their front passengers, your rear passengers are going to feel pretty cramped in the smaller cabin of the Hyundai. This is because the Kona is a shorter SUV, and in order to provide comparable cargo room, it came at the expense of the back seats. The Taos may be a bit longer, but your back passengers will thank you for it.


The Volkswagen Taos comes with a 1.5 TSI Turbocharged engine, which offers 158  horsepower. The standard engine on the Hyundai Kona, a 2.0L 4-Cylinder, just doesn’t compare, with a mere 147 horsepower – you need to splurge on a higher trim level to get a more comparable 190 horsepower engine. The Taos also comes with 184 lb.-ft. of torque, meaning it has an overall better acceleration and responsiveness. The Kona just doesn’t have the heart the Taos does, and that’s reflected in the feel of the vehicle. The edge on performance definitely goes to the Volkswagen Taos.

Cold-Weather Features

Unlike the Hyundai Kona, the 2024 Volkswagen Taos comes out of the gate ready for winter. It has a standard heated steering wheel and heated front seats, which will make those cold-weather months much nicer to drive in. You can also ensure you’re going to have a safer drive on Alberta’s icy winter roads with the Taos’ available 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive system, and customizable drive modes.

Visit Fifth Avenue Volkswagen for the 2024 Taos

The 2024 Volkswagen Taos sets a new standard for what subcompact SUV can offer you. It’s a reliable, practical vehicle for the modern driver. Visit our showroom today, and see one for yourself, or book a test drive to try one out. When you’re ready to get your next SUV, make Fifth Avenue Volkswagen your destination of choice!