Compare 2020 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Volkswagen Atlas
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Telluride EX AWD 19 24 $37,521 $39,290
Telluride EX FWD 20 26 $35,611 $37,290
Telluride LX AWD 19 24 $32,703 $33,890
Telluride LX FWD 20 26 $30,773 $31,890
Telluride S AWD 19 24 $35,019 $36,290
Telluride S FWD 20 26 $33,089 $34,290
Telluride SX AWD 19 24 $41,601 $43,790
Telluride SX FWD 20 26 $39,701 $41,790
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2.0T S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Atlas 2.0T S FWD 20 24 $30,251 $31,545
Atlas 2.0T SE FWD 20 24 $33,272 $34,695
Atlas 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 20 24 $35,526 $37,045
Atlas 2.0T SEL FWD 20 24 $39,122 $40,795
Atlas 3.6L V6 S 4MOTION 16 22 $33,320 $34,745
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE 4MOTION 16 22 $36,341 $37,895
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE FWD 17 23 $34,615 $36,095
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 16 22 $38,595 $40,245
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 17 23 $36,870 $38,445
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $40,706 $42,445
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line FWD 17 23 $38,979 $40,645
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 16 22 $42,575 $44,395
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 17 23 $40,849 $42,595
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 16 22 $47,178 $49,195
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $44,205 $46,095
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line FWD 17 23 $42,478 $44,295
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T S 4MOTION 18 23 $31,116 $32,445
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T S FWD 21 24 $29,292 $30,545
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE 4MOTION 18 23 $34,376 $35,845
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE FWD 21 24 $32,553 $33,945
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE w/Technology 4MOTION 18 23 $36,294 $37,845
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 21 24 $34,471 $35,945
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 18 23 $37,637 $39,245
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE w/Technology R-Line FWD 21 24 $35,814 $37,345
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 18 23 $39,747 $41,445
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL FWD 21 24 $37,923 $39,545
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL Premium 4MOTION 18 23 $44,396 $46,295
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 18 23 $46,028 $47,995
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL R-Line 4MOTION 18 23 $41,376 $43,145
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL R-Line FWD 21 24 $39,555 $41,245
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 16 22 $37,637 $39,245
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 17 23 $35,814 $37,345
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $38,979 $40,645
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line FWD 17 23 $37,156 $38,745
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 16 22 $41,473 $43,245
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 17 23 $39,650 $41,345
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 16 22 $46,123 $48,095
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $47,754 $49,795
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $43,102 $44,945
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line FWD 17 23 $41,281 $43,045

2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 VW Atlas: Compare Crossover SUVs

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Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,521
$30,251
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,290
$31,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$655 / month
$526 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
There’s substance to the 2020 Kia Telluride’s style. Space comes before pace with the roomy 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
31.4 33.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 40.4
Third Hip Room (in)
43.7 45.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.9 60.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.5
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
157.1 153.7
Front Hip Room (in)
58.9 58.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
42.4 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
58 58
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 61.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.3 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
67.2 67.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 -
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 198.3
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 70
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.6 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
114.2 117.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87 96.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 20.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46 55.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 13.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60TR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60TR18 P245/60HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4255 4222
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 5200 258 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.8 L/231 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
291 @ 6000 235 @ 4500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NZ
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.81 5.59
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.60
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.81
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.99
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Kia Telluride Volkswagen Atlas
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 8.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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