2022 Volkswagen Atlas Vs. 2022 Kia Telluride: Compare Midsize SUVs

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If you're shopping for a new three-row SUV with seating for seven that makes an entrance, you're undoubtedly comparing Kia Telluride vs. Volkswagen Atlas differences in price, performance, and features. Thankfully, this is where our new SUV review comes in. We've put together a 2022 Volkswagen Atlas comparison to help you find the best new SUV for your family.

After you see how the Volkswagen Atlas competition stacks up, we're confident you'll be calling our dealership to schedule your test drive in the new Volkswagen Atlas for sale.


2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2022 Kia Telluride Starting MSRP

The first place to start our 2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2022 Kia Telluride comparison is with the starting price. The 2022 Kia Telluride LX AWD is available from a $34,790 starting MSRP,1 and the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE 4MOTION® starts at $35,375 MSRP.2

2022 VW Atlas Comparison

2022 VW Atlas Comparison

Kia vs. Volkswagen Reliability and Performance

When you want a new SUV, you want room for your team and gear, but you also want rugged dependability. Let's look at Volkswagen Atlas vs. Kia Telluride engine size, horsepower, and towing capacity.

The new 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE 4MOTION® and 2022 Kia Telluride LX AWD are both AWD SUVs. The VW Atlas is motivated by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 235 horsepower and 258 pound-foot of torque. The 2022 Kia Telluride LX AWD boasts a 3.8-liter V-6 that sends 291 horsepower and 262 pound-foot of torque to all four wheels and is capable of a 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped.

If you're looking to compare Kia Telluride to Volkswagen Atlas transmissions, both new SUVs feature an eight-speed automatic transmission with dual shift modes for smooth rides and supple gear changes.


Kia vs. Volkswagen SUV Features

After you compare Kia Telluride vs. Volkswagen Atlas specs and features, you'll want to choose the Atlas trim model that gives you the features you want. Let's take a look at some of the highlights on the new model lineup that will have you asking about Volkswagen Atlas lease deals.

The 2022 VW Atlas SE comes standard with a VW Digital Cockpit, Front Assist & Blind Spot Monitor, and heated front seats. The new Atlas SE with Technology boasts the convenience of remote start, Park Distance Control (front and rear), and a hands-free Easy Open liftgate.

The 2022 Atlas SEL features a panoramic sunroof, VW Digital Cockpit Pro, and Travel Assist & Emergency Assist. Climbing into the VW Atlas SEL R-Line, we find the performance of 4MOTION® all-wheel drive and the style of R-Line bumpers and badging with a panoramic sunroof.

The features of the SEL Premium R-Line include 21-inch two-tone machined alloy wheels, R-Line bumpers, badging, and an Overhead View Camera (Area View).

2022 VW Atlas Comparison

2022 VW Atlas Comparison

Kia Telluride vs. Volkswagen Atlas Specs

Now that you're squared away on how the Kia Telluride and Volkswagen Atlas compare in terms of standard features and trim styles, let's look at which new SUV for sale is going to give you the passenger space and overall comfort you need.

As far as Kia Telluride vs. Volkswagen Atlas size, the new Telluride SUV is 196.9 inches long, 78.3 inches wide, and 68.9 inches tall. The VW Atlas is bigger and measures 198.3 inches in length, 78.3 inches in width, and 70 inches in height.


2022 Kia Telluride LX AWD

2022 KIA Telluride

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2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE 4MOTION®

2022 VW Atlas
$34,790 Starting MSRP $35,375
3.8-liter, 6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel) Powertrain 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)
291 hp @ 6,000 rpm Horsepower 235 hp @ 4,500 rpm
262 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm Torque 258 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm
AWD Drivetrain AWD
8-Speed A/T w/Dual Shift Mode Transmission 8-Speed A/T w/Dual Shift Mode
19 / 24 / 21 MPG (City/Hwy/Combined) 20 / 24 / 22
196.9 in. / 78.3 in / 68.9 in Dimensions (Length/Width/Height) 198.3 in. / 78.3 in. / 70 in.
8 Seating Capacity 7
4,255 lbs. Curb weight 4,451 lbs.
Standard features:
-5,000-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped
-18-inch alloy wheels
-Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity
-Satellite radio
-Automatic emergency braking
-Lane-keeping assist
-Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability

Available features:
-20-inch alloy wheels
-Hands-free power liftgate
-Second-row captain’s chairs
-Heated and ventilated front and middle seats
-Heated steering wheel
-Harman Kardon premium stereo
-Wireless device charging
-360-degree camera system
-Head-up display
Features Standard features:
-LED headlights and taillights
-Power liftgate
-18-inch alloy wheels
-8-inch touch-screen multimedia system
-Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity
-Forward collision warning
-Automatic emergency braking
-Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert

Available features:
-Panoramic moonroof
-Hands-free power liftgate
-20-inch alloy wheels
-Second-row captain’s chairs
-Fender premium stereo
-Navigation
-Lane-keep assist
-Adaptive cruise control
-Automatic high-beam headlights
-Front and rear parking sensors

New VW Atlas For Sale

VW Financing Offers and Lease Deals

As you continue to learn more about how the Kia Telluride vs. Volkswagen Atlas compare and the differences between cargo area, passenger space, and seating, you're probably starting to wonder about lease deals on new VW SUVs. Fortunately, our finance team is here to help with all of your auto loan needs.

For starters, have you decided between leasing vs. financing? If you're still trying to choose the best way to buy a car for your particular needs and budget, our finance team can help you decide by asking a few simple questions about your preferences and habits. For instance, do you drive more than 10,000 miles a year? If you don't, a VW Atlas lease deal is a great way to go.

There are many benefits to a car lease. When you lease, you get to always have a new car with the latest features, safety technologies, and design advancements. A VW lease special also gives you the freedom to change things up every three years. Maybe you need a sedan today but will require a full-size SUV in a few years to transport your growing family. In those instances, a car lease is very helpful.

On the other hand, do you drive more than 10,000 miles each year? Do you plan to drive your next car for the foreseeable future? Then a VW financing offer with a low APR is an excellent way to go — especially if you're interested in buying one of our used Volkswagen Atlas for sale.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is bigger: VW Atlas or Kia Telluride?

When comparing the 2022 Kia Telluride LX AWD to the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE 4MOTION®, the VW is bigger. The new Atlas SE 4MOTION® is 198.3 inches long, 78.3 inches wide, and 70 inches tall, and bigger than the new Telluride for sale. The Kia Telluride SUV is 196.9 inches long, 78.3 inches wide, and 68.9 inches tall.

Which is better: Kia Telluride or VW Atlas?

The 2022 Kia Telluride LX AWD and 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE 4MOTION® are both three-row SUVs for sale that can each accommodate seven occupants. The Atlas is bigger than the Telluride and gets a better estimated fuel economy in the city.3 The Atlas also comes with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity for your compatible devices, along with advanced safety features such as forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking.

Which has more power: VW Atlas or Kia Telluride?

The 2022 Kia Telluride LX AWD and 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE 4MOTION® each come with an AWD drivetrain and an eight-speed automatic transmission with dual shift mode. The VW Atlas has a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that puts out 235 horsepower and 258 pound-foot of torque. The Kia Telluride has a bigger 3.8-liter V-6 engine that creates more power.

What's the price difference between the Kia Telluride and VW Atlas?

When comparing the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2022 Kia Telluride starting price, the 2022 Kia Telluride LX AWD is available from a $34,790 starting MSRP.1 The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE 4MOTION® is slightly more expensive at a $35,375 starting MSRP2 and comes with advanced standard features, like a power liftgate and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Why Gunther Volkswagen Daytona Beach?

Now that you've compared the Kia Telluride vs. Volkswagen Atlas price, performance, and size differences, you're ready to swing by our local VW dealer and take a spin in the new three-row Atlas SUV. When you arrive at our dealership, you'll find a wide selection of new VW cars and SUVs for sale in a variety of trim models and color options, along with a friendly staff who is eager to assist you. Let us know if you'd like to know more about our lineup of new seven-passenger VW SUVs for sale. We're here to help with your new car search.


1"Starting MSRP" price is manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. See "Build and Price" section for MSRP of model shown. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license fees, options, and dealer charges. Vehicles shown with optional equipment. Actual price set by dealer and may vary. The applicable destination and handling charge per model are provided in the "Build and Price" section. See dealer for details. Some features only available as part of packages. See "Features & Specifications" and "Options" pages for details. Kia Motors reserves the right to make changes at any time as to vehicle availability, destination, and handling fees, colors, materials, specifications, features, accessories, packages, and models. Not responsible for typographical or computer errors.

2All prices shown are the U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") and do not include extra costs, such as, but not limited to, taxes, dealer charges, registration, and transportation. For specific product availability and program information, please visit your local authorized Volkswagen dealer.

320 city/24 highway mpg (2022 Volkswagen Atlas Turbo, Regular Gasoline, 2.0 L, Automatic). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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