2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2020 Kia Telluride

2019 VW Atlas on left and 2020 Kia Telluride on right

When it comes to three-row SUVs, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and 2020 Kia Telluride are two of the newest models on the market. The VW Atlas was first produced in 2018 and the Telluride made its debut in 2020. Both SUVs offer a variety of features that keep the driver and passengers comfortable, safe and entertained. So, shall we compare the 2019 VW Atlas vs. the 2020 Kia Telluride to figure out which is the best option for you?

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas comes with a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen with Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect that is compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and third party apps like YouTube and Spotify. The 2020 Kia Telluride comes with a standard 8-inch touchscreen with available multi-device Bluetooth connectivity. Both SUVs have room for plenty of cargo, the Atlas has 96.8 cubic feet and the Telluride has 87 cubic feet of space. As far as navigation goes, the Telluride has a Heads-Up display, while the Atlas has the new Volkswagen Digit Cockpit that displays the navigation screen between the RPM and speed gauges and offers a full screen navigation view. Let’s dig into a few more differences.

2019 Volkswagen Atlas


2020 Kia Telluride

$30,895 MSRP $31,690
7 Trim Level Options 4
5,000 pounds Towing Capability 5,000 pounds
2 Engine Options 1

Engine Options and Additional Features

The 2019 VW Atlas is built to handle all road conditions, as it offers 4MOTION® with Active Control that allows the driver to switch between four AWD modes to account for dry, rainy, snowy and rough road conditions. There are two engine options available on the 2019 Atlas, which include the standard 2.0L Turbo with 20 city and 26 highway mpg, 235 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque, and the available 3.6L V6 with 17 city and 24 highway mpg, 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The Kia Telluride has either AWD or FWD availability and one engine option, the 3.8L Lambda DOHC 24-valve V6 with 291 hp at 6,000 rpm with a combined 23 mpg.

The Atlas has an available remote start feature, along with Climatronic® 3-zone automatic climate control that allows the driver, front passenger, second and third row passengers to control the temperature. One feature that is unique to Volkswagen is the hands-free Easy Open power liftgate, which allows an individual to open the Atlas’ hatch by simply carrying the key on their person and kicking their foot under the rear bumper.

So, if you’re looking for comfort, entertainment and options to customize your SUV, the Volkswagen Atlas is the vehicle for you. Not only are there plenty of trim level options to choose from, you also get a choice between engine options. Additionally, the Atlas offers new and innovative technology that simplifies navigation, entertainment and accessing the trunk when your hands are full. If you are interested in learning more about the 2019 VW Atlas, click the link below.

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