Of all the SUVs currently available in the SUV segment, it’s common for shoppers to narrow their search down to two models: The Volkswagen Atlas vs the 2020 Kia Telluride. But which option should drivers chose? To help drivers finalize their decision, we’ve compared both models in terms of price, trim level availability and more.
The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas provides a better value than the 2020 Kia Telluride. The starting prices of each vehicle are $30,895 for the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and $31,690 for the 2020 Kia Telluride. Shoppers looking for a 2019 Atlas have more trim levels to choose from as well. While the 2019 Atlas can be found in seven primary trim levels, the 2020 Kia Telluride can only be found in four trims.
The differences between these two models don’t end at trim level availability. There are two engine options available for the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas: A turbocharged, four-cylinder engine (235 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque) and a 3.6-liter V6 engine (276 hp, 266 lb.-ft. of torque). 2020 Kia Telluride drivers only have one powertrain option available to them.
The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is also the superior SUV when it comes to hauling cargo. The 2019 Atlas has a maximum cargo capacity of 96.8 cubic feet, almost ten cubic feet more than the 2020 Kia Telluride. The interior volume of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is 174.3 cubic feet. Available 2019 Volkswagen Atlas accessories include: a UV sunshield, splash guards, a rear bumper protection plate, a universal tablet holder, a hood deflector, side window deflectors, a privacy cover, a roof basket attachment, and a MuddyBuddy® floor liner.