The New 2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2022 Kia Telluride

2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2022 Kia Telluride Comparison in Columbus, OH

At Byers Volkswagen we know picking your next elite family SUV is a big deal. Have a big family, or lots of cargo to haul around with you? The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is the epitome of a spacious SUV, with standard third-row seating and the latest technology, safety, and amenities to take you on your way in style. With Volkswagen you know you're getting the best of both worlds, as our vehicles are a refined mixture of German mechanics and American style-lines. To show you we know the 2022 Atlas is perfect as your new family vehicle, we've compiled this side-by-side comparison below against one of its top rivals, the 2022 Kia Telluride. We invite you to stop in anytime to test drive the new Atlas, or any of our other streamlined SUVs in the 2022 lineup, right here in the Byers Volkswagen showroom.

Endless Interior Space and Exterior Light in the New 2022 Atlas

2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2022 Kia Telluride: Exterior & Interior Features

The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas keeps its traditional style with a bold three-bar grille and a sporty front fascia. Both the 2022 Atlas and the 2022 Kia Telluride come standard with 18" alloy wheels; the Atlas offers up to 21" alloy wheels as you climb trim levels, while the largest wheel size available at higher trim levels for the Telluride is 20". The Atlas offers up to 7.5" of ground clearance to handle the road ahead with the Telluride sitting just a bit higher off the ground at 8" standard. Both vehicles offer heated side mirrors and LED daytime running lights standard, with an optional sunroof available for higher trim levels. Roof rails are standard to the Atlas for extra storage space and an available upgrade for the Telluride.

Passenger space is ample for both vehicles, with the 2022 Atlas sporting an abundant 154 cubic feet of passenger volume and the three rows of seating for up to seven passengers. The Kia offers 178.1 cubic feet of space across the three rows of seating. With the Atlas, enjoy extra luxuries inside like V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces and LED interior lighting. Heated front seats are standard fare with the Atlas, and only available as an upgrade with the Telluride.

Elite Technology Features Displayed Aross the Dashboard

2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2022 Kia Telluride: Technology

Connecting with the outside world is easy with the latest technology, and both the 2022 Atlas and the 2022 Telluride are prime examples of the latest technological enhancements. Unique to VW mechanics is the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, a sought-after addition to any VW vehicle that features high resolution display information like route-guidance, assistance systems, speed, and more. The Digital Cockpit is a step up from the average instrument cluster like the Kia Telluride utilizes.The Atlas promotes the Volkswagen MIB infotainment system, available in two select screen sizes dependent on your trim level, while the Telluride offers only one screen size for the Kia Connect touchscreen display. Both vehicles offer  Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity, and with the Atlas enjoy MirrorLink® as well. Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free calling is standard for both models. The Atlas will tickle your audio fancy with the exclusive Fender® premium 12-speaker audio system for an exceptional, unmatched music experience.

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Powerful Alloy-Wheels Connect with the Road

2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2022 Kia Telluride: Performance

When you step into a three-row SUV, there's always the concern of sacrificing power or space. Luckily, the 2022 Atlas has you covered with two unique powertrains to help you haul supersized cargo loads or maneuver a large family outing. The standard Atlas comes with a 2.0L Turbo 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission. Available at higher trim levels is the 3.6L V6 8-speed engine paired with the Tiptronic® automatic transmission. The 2022 Telluride only offers one powertrain option across the model lineup. The VW Atlas gets up to 276 horsepower, while the Kia Telluride pushes out up to 291 horsepower. Both vehicles offer front wheel drive and all-wheel drive is available as an upgrade. The Atlas also offers the Volkswagen premier 4Motion® powertrain and the deluxe Premium R-Line with 4MOTION® powertrain upgrades with the available AWD option. Tow a hefty max capacity of 5,000 pounds with either SUV. The Atlas gets up to 25 MPG on the highway, with the Telluride trailing just behind at 24 highway MPG.

Safety at the Touch of a Button

2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2022 Kia Telluride: Safety

When it comes to safety, both the 2022 Atlas and 2022 Telluride are comparable for both safety features and driver assist technology. Both vehicles were awarded an overall five star crash safety test rating according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but only the Atlas offers standard safety features like the Intelligent Crash Response System. With this system, if a collision does occur, the Atlas will automatically shut off the fuel pump, unlock doors, and turn on the hazard lights. Forward Collision Warning (Front Assist), Lane Assist, Emergency Braking, and Blind Spot Monitor are standard fare for both SUVs. With higher trim levels of the Atlas take advantage of Adaptive Cruise Control and Dynamic Road Sign Display.

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2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2022 Kia Telluride: Value

Between the 2022 VW Atlas and the 2022 Kia Telluride there is less than a $600 difference for the starting MSRP. When deciding what three-row SUV to go with, it comes down to what suits your family's needs the best. For a vehicle sporting the latest technology, showcasing lush German engineering, and offering key safety features, give the Volkswagen Atlas a try. The Atlas has a starting MSRP of $33,900 and better overall mileage than the Telluride, which has a starting MSRP at $33,390. Only with the Atlas do you get added luxuries like the VW Digital Cockpit and Car-Net and amenities like the R-Line Black upgrade, available at higher trim levels. Test out this stunning SUV yourself at Byers Volkswagen, and feel why our expertise and engineering are what you want powering your next ride. Stop in to our showroom anytime to see our complete Volkswagen lineup, or feel free to reach out to us today.

Feature2022 Volkswagen Atlas2022 Kia Telluride
Starting MSRP$33,900$33,390
Fuel Economy25 Highway - 21 City24 Highway - 19 City
Max Horsepower278291
Seating CapacityUp to 7Up to 8
Max Towing Capacity5,000 pounds5,000 pounds
All-Wheel DriveAvailableAvailable
Adaptive Cruise ControlStandardStandard
Dual Zone Automatic Climate ControlStandardStandard
Blind Spot MonitorStandardStandard
Adaptive Cruise ControlAvailable UpgradeAvailable Upgrade

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.

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