2019 VW Atlas

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2020 Kia Telluride

2020 Kia Telluride

2019 Volkswagen Atlas


2020 Kia Telluride

Starting MSRP


Engine Options

22 mpg city/26 mpg highway

EPA-Estimated MPG

20 mpg city/26 mpg highway
96.8 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

87.0 cubic feet

NHTSA Overall Safety Rating


2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2020 Kia Telluride

For full-size third-row SUVs, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas already beat the 2019 Honda Pilot with higher cargo dimensions and more power. How does the Atlas compare to a 2020 Kia Telluride? Auffenberg Volkswagen compared the two 7-passenger SUVs to see which one is a better fit for East St. Louis families.

Atlas vs. Telluride: Engines

One of the biggest advantages the Volkswagen Atlas has going for it is choice. While the 2020 Kia Telluride locks drivers into a V6, Volkswagen gives drivers the option of an efficient four-cylinder or a powerful V6:

  • The 2.0L four-cylinder of the Atlas is rated at 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
  • Upgrading to the 3.6L V6 raises the stakes to 276 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.

The other downside to the standard V6 on the Telluride is its fuel economy:

  • The Telluride’s 291-hp V6 earns an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
  • A front-wheel drive VW Atlas with 2.0L turbo earns an EPA-estimated 22 city mpg and 26 highway mpg.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Towing Trailer

VW vs. Kia: Passenger Experience

While both SUVs comfortably seat seven passengers, the VW manages to use its space more efficiently, leaving Madison drivers much more room for cargo: almost ten cubic feet more, to be exact.

  • In the VW Atlas, you can fold down the third row of seating to expand the cargo area to 55.5 cubic feet. Need more space? Fold down the second row for 96.8 cubic feet.
  • The Telluride only offers 46 cubic feet of space when the third row is folded down, and still comes up short with a max cargo volume of 87 cubic feet.

Not only does the Atlas offer more space, you’ll find it easier to load up your gear with available features like the handsfree easy-open power liftgate.

Your passengers can also have peace of mind knowing that the VW Atlas was awarded five stars in all NHTSA safety categories. It scored better than the four-star Telluride in all front crash tests. No wonder the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas was named a Best Family Car and a Top 10 Road Trip Car by Kelley Blue Book.

2019 VW Atlas Interior

Find Your VW Atlas at Auffenberg Volkswagen!

If your family’s ready for the power, safety, and spaciousness of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas, visit Auffenberg Volkswagen in O'Fallon and find the right Atlas today! Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your test drive.

*Ask your dealer if this vehicle meets the emissions requirements of the state in which you are registering the vehicle. Starting MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. Ask your dealer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle includes the equipment you ordered.

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