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2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2020 Kia Telluride

When the Volkswagen Atlas first arrived at the Team Gunther VW showroom, it kicked off a bit of a revolution in its corner of the crossover SUV segment. A comparison of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2020 Kia Telluride will show potential buyers interested in either vehicle just how much competition there is for their attention. For the current model year, the 2019 Atlas adds a couple of new trim grades which build upon the features and technology that previously available models already had to offer. However, Volkswagen has wisely chosen to keep the same powertrains options available for the 2019 Atlas, which make it more than a match for its newest three-row crossover SUV from Kia. Team Gunther VW customers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas today by calling, 855-660-8226.

There are a few similarities between the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and 2020 Kia Telluride. Both crossover SUVs have three rows of seats with the Atlas being able to accommodate up to seven passengers and the Telluride offering room for up to eight riders. Independent online expert reviews of the 2019 Atlas have been quick to point out that all seven passengers will be comfortable in their seats in addition to being able to easily access the third row. Passengers in the third row of the 2019 Atlas will have about two additional inches of legroom compared to what is available in the third row of the competing Telluride. Finally, the 2019 VW Atlas can be outfitted with the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which will allow drivers to choose the most important information to be displayed, including the status of various safety systems and GPS navigation information.


2019 VW Atlas


2020 Kia Telluride

3.6-L, V-6 Engine 3.8-L, V-6
Eight-speed automatic Transmission Eight-speed automatic
96.8 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 87 cu.-ft.
5,000 lbs. Max. Towing 5,000 lbs.


Performance Specs

Volkswagen has made the 2019 Atlas available with two powertrains. The base equipment consists of a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine making 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Customers can also choose versions with a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter, V-6 engine that will produce 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Buyers who take a V-6-powered model of the Atlas home will also be able to have the automaker’s 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive system attached. The Kia Telluride is only available with a V-6 power plant that does make a bit more power. However, both the 2019 Atlas (with the V-6 engine) and 2020 Telluride have the same 5,000-pound towing capacity when each crossover SUV is properly equipped.



A photo of the interior of the 2019 VW Atlas.
A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2019 VW Atlas.
A photo of the a family getting into the 2019 VW Atlas.
A photo of the 2019 VW Atlas with a family getting out of it.