Volkswagen Atlas vs Kia Telluride in St. Cloud, MN

When you’re dreaming of an SUV large enough to fit the whole family, two vehicles might come to mind: the Volkswagen Atlas and the Kia Telluride. And when you’re starting your car buying process, it can be hard to narrow down your options and find a vehicle that works for you and your lifestyle. Thanks to Eich Volkswagen, it is easier than ever to compare the Volkswagen Atlas to the Kia Telluride. We have comprised a guide between the two models below to show a side-by-side comparison. From a family day trip to the Munsinger Gardens to an exploration day around Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, you want a vehicle that will get you to your destination safely. Explore our guide below, then contact our St. Cloud, Minnesota VW dealership to learn more about the Volkswagen Atlas and to schedule a test drive!

VW Atlas

Eich Motors
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2019 Kia Telluride
MPG (City/Highway) 22/26 20/26
Engine 2.0L inline four cylinder, 16V, turbocharged/intercooled, FSI 3.8L Lambda DOHC 24-valve V6
Horsepower 235 @ 4500rpm 291 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Dual Zone Manual Climate Control Standard Available
Torque 258 lb-ft @ 160rpm 262 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm
Towing 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs
Front Headroom 41.3 40.9
Front Leg Space 41.5 41.4
Infotainment Composition Color touchscreen sound system with 6.5″ color display, and AM/FM radio 8.0-inch Touch-Screen Display
Length 198.3 in 196.9
Headlight Type LED Lights Projector Beam Headlights
Warranty 6-year/72,000 mile basic warrantt, 6-year/72,000 mile powertrain 10-year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty, 5-year/60,000 mile limited basic warranty, 5-year/100,000 mile limited anti-perforation warranty, 5-year/60,000 mile roadside assistance plan
MSRP $30,750 $31,690

Who doesn’t like getting more and paying less? Not only does the Volkswagen Atlas has a lower starting MSRP than the Kia Telluride, but it is also more fuel-efficient on city streets, saving you money at the gas station. As for additional features, the VW Atlas comes standard with dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, rain-sensing windshield wipers, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and blindspot monitoring. While the base Kia Telluride model comes with some of these features, some of them are only available on higher trim levels, which cost more. Both warranty options are reassuring, offering a safety net regardless of the vehicle you end up with.

If you’re focused on space, the Volkswagen Atlas offers a little bit more room, with a longer length and more room in the driver’s seat. There are three rows of spacious seats, including plenty of cargo space for a weekend getaway. Despite the spacious interior, the Volkswagen Atlas drives like a smaller vehicle. The Kia Telluride, on the other hand, is less agile. If you’re focused on the experience inside the cabin, the Volkswagen Atlas offers an intuitive infotainment system, that is sure to check off all of your boxes.

Both models are great, but it is clear that the Volkswagen Atlas is a better choice due to its competitive price, an impressive list of standard features, and it’s handling. If you’re still not sure, a test drive from Eich Volkswagen might help you experience the powerful performance that the VW Atlas delivers. From towing your boat to the Mississippi River to a trip to Stearns History Museum, the Volkswagen Atlas will get you there in style. Call our St. Cloud, MN Volkswagen dealership, serving Elk River, Sartell, and beyond, to set up a test drive, estimate your monthly car payments, and value your trade-in vehicle. While you’re here, be sure to compare the Atlas to the Ford Explorer as well.

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