What’s the Difference Between the New Kia Telluride and Volkswagen Atlas?

2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2022 Kia Telluride
2022 Volkswagen Atlas


2022 Kia Telluride
Atlas SE - $34,335 MSRP*

Base Price

Telluride LX - $33,390 MSRP
2.0L inline four-cylinder


3.8-liter Lambda DOHC 24-valve V6
21 City/25 Highway MPG

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

20 City/26 Highway MPG

Seating Capacity

96.8 Cubic Feet

Maximum Cargo Space

87 Cubic Feet

Shopping for a new SUV in the Ventura market? Two of the best options available are the Kia Telluride and the Volkswagen Atlas. Both of these SUVs provide Oxnard drivers with an abundance of interior space and a vast suite of convenience features.



However, when you compare the Atlas and Telluride more closely, we have found that the former delivers a better driving experience. Explore the biggest differences between the Kia Telluride and Volkswagen Atlas with the experts at Ventura Volkswagen below! If you have any questions about our Atlas inventory along the way, feel free to reach out to our team for more information about current pricing and availability!

Atlas vs. Telluride: Starting MSRPs

The biggest deciding factor for many Santa Barbara drivers is the price point. If you examine the prices of the new Atlas vs. Telluride, you’ll notice that the entry-level Atlas SE has a higher starting price of $34,335 MSRP*. The Kia Telluride LX’s starting MSRP is only slightly lower at $33,390 MSRP.

However, for the abundance of features you’re getting on the Atlas compared to the Telluride, the marginal increase in price is well worth it. Our economical new vehicle specials also make it easy to get the Atlas you’ve been dreaming of at a price that won’t break the bank. Take a look at the Volkswagen Atlas price points per configuration below:

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Trim Levels:

  • 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE: $34,335*
  • 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE w/Technology: $38,505*
  • 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SEL: $44,105*
  • 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium R-Line: $51,505*

Atlas vs. Telluride: Interior

If you’re looking for differences between the Kia Telluride and Volkswagen Atlas interior dimensions, you’ll find that they’re very similar. However, the VW Atlas offers a cargo capacity of 96.8 cubic feet, which is 10 more cubic feet than the Kia Telluride! The Volkswagen Atlas also comes with a sleek, well-adorned interior cabin that provides you with more entertainment features and connective apps than the Kia Telluride. Some of the standard interior highlights you can look forward to include:

  • Extra Passenger Space in the 2nd and 3rd Rows
  • Spacious Interior Cargo Room
  • Volkswagen Driver Assistance Safety Technology
  • Remote Power Liftgate
  • Dynamic Road Sign Display
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Full-Screen Navigation
  • 8-Inch Touchscreen
  • USB Charging Ports
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® Hotspot
  • Wireless Smartphone Charger
  • And Plenty More!

Find Your New VW Atlas at Ventura Volkswagen Today!

When you compare the Atlas vs. Telluride, it’s clear to see that the 2022 VW Atlas simply delivers more cargo space and superior technology for a modest price point. If you’re ready to begin financing on your new Atlas, we invite you to visit our Ventura dealership today for a test drive. Once you’ve found your preferred model, our team members will work with you to find a payment plan that best fits your budget!


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*MSRP excludes destination charges, tax, title, and license fees. Destination charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.

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