The 2021 Kia Seltos stomped into the subcompact crossover class as a revelation. Here was a little SUV that looked like a real SUV, just smaller. It wasn’t cramped or funky-looking, yet it was still aggressively priced.
About a year later, the Seltos has a strong new rival. It’s the 2022 Volkswagen Taos, which adopts a similar formula: It’s a tall, roomy subcompact crossover that’s ready to fit people and their stuff inside. We tested both models to compare them across eight categories and then choose an overall winner. Read on as we discuss how the Seltos and Taos compare, so you can learn which one is better suited for you.