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2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

It’s a real testament to the increased quality of vehicles around the world that two of the most highly-touted SUVs on today’s market come from South Korea and Germany, respectively. The new 2020 Kia Telluride and 2019 Volkswagen Atlas were both introduced to the market with much fanfare, being praised for their overall design, high amounts of strength and precision, and enough tech capacity to bring your driving experience into the Digital Age. So, our question is – how do the 2020 Telluride and 2019 Atlas stack up head to head?

The answer might surprise you, and our Boucher Kia team is here to help you every step of the way. Check out the best features and specs of the Telluride and Atlas SUVs in the chart below!

2020 Kia Telluride


2019 Volkswagen Atlas

$31,690 Starting MSRP $30,895
3.8-liter Lambda V6 / 291 horsepower & 262 pound-feet of torque Largest Engine / Max Horsepower & Torque Output 3.6-liter VR6 V6 / 276 horsepower & 266 pound-feet of torque
Up to eight passengers / 87 cubic feet of storage space Interior Seating Capacity / Max. Cargo Volume Seven passengers / 96.8 cubic feet
Up to 5,000 / 1,664 pounds Maximum Towing and Payload Ratings 5,000 / 1,495 pounds

Test drive the 2020 Kia Telluride at Boucher Kia in Racine WI

Both of these SUVs are the largest in their respective lines, and each offers an All-Wheel Drive system that can keep you and your three rows of passengers controlled no matter the condition. However, when it comes to staying comfortable and connected inside, nothing touches the Telluride. It offers a 10.25-inch touchscreen display with a Driver Talk feature that allows you to keep tabs on your passengers – that’s something that the Atlas can’t provide. In addition, the 2020 Telluride brings four available drive modes (Comfort, Eco, Sport and Smart) and the following driver assistance features to the fold, all of which can help you stay secure in ways that the Atlas falls short in:

  • Blind Spot View Monitor 
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Safe Exit Assist 
  • Surround View Monitor 
  • Many more!

Because of all this advancement, it’s easy to understand why the new Telluride was named “Best in Show” at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. It’s available today on our Racine, WI dealership lot, so be sure to contact us whenever you get a chance, and we’ll get you set up with a no-hassle test drive!