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2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Kia is making a strong and clear statement with the development of its newest crossover SUV. The automaker is telling buyers that the segment is missing a spacious, powerful and capable option in a densely-packed class of the automotive industry. A comparison of the 2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas will put a very fine point on this concept. While the two vehicles do share a few elements, customers interested in the all-new Telluride will still see several important advantages over its VW crossover SUV rival that should have little trouble attracting buyers who may patronize other brands. The 2020 Kia Telluride is currently available at the Kia of Mankato showroom. Customers can schedule a test drive with the new model today by calling, 833-212-9673.

Both the 2020 Kia Telluride and 2019 Volkswagen Atlas offer three rows of passenger seating, all of which offer very strong dimensions for leg, hip and shoulder room. However, the interior of the 2020 Telluride can accommodate more passengers. The new Kia crossover SUV has a maximum seating capacity of eight riders, while the 2019 Atlas can fit just seven people in its three rows. Kia engineers have ensured that regardless of which of the four Telluride trims a customer takes home from Kia of Mankato, they will have the option to take it just about anywhere. All versions can be equipped with the automaker’s active on-demand all-wheel-drive system. Only the top-of-the-line 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is equipped with that manufacturer's all-wheel-drive capability.


2020 Kia Telluride


2019 VW Atlas

3.8-L, V-6 Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
291/262 Horsepower/Torque 235/258
5,000 lbs. Towing 2,000 lbs.
20/26 Fuel Economy 20/26


Performance Specs

There is not an iteration of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas that will be able to outperform the 2020 Kia Telluride. All versions of the new Kia model will be powered by a naturally aspirated, 3.8-liter, V-6 engine that will be attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission making 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Each and every 2020 Telluride in the Kia of Mankato showroom will be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds – a number that ranks among the top vehicles in this industry segment. On the other hand, the 2019 Atlas starts with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine making 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It does make a V-6 engine available that will produce up to 276 horsepower. The two powertrains can tow up to 2,000 and 5,000 pounds, respectively.



A photo of the dashboard in the 2020 Kia Telluride.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2020 Kia Telluride.
A rear photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride outfitted with a roof rack and parked in the desert.
A photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride driving through the snow.
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