Many SUV shoppers find themselves choosing between two popular models, such as the 2021 Kia Telluride and the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas. Not sure how to decide between the 2021 Kia Telluride vs the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas? Below, we’ve compared the performance ratings and storage space measurements of both SUVs to help drivers determine which vehicle is the better option for them.
The 2021 Kia Telluride is available in LX, S, EX and SX trims, all of which are powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine with 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas may seem less capable by comparison, coming standard with a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine that can only produce up to 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
2021 Kia Telluride
2021 Volkswagen Atlas
|291 hp||Standard Horsepower||235 hp|
|262 lb.-ft.||Standard Torque||258 lb.-ft.|
|178.1 cu.ft.||Interior Volume||174.3 cu.ft.|
|21.0 cu.ft.||Standard Cargo Capacity||20.6 cu.ft.|
Drivers who value interior space will prefer the cabin of the 2021 Kia Telluride to the cabin of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas. The 2021 Telluride comes standard with 178.1 cubic feet of interior volume and 21 cubic feet of standard cargo capacity, while the 2021 Atlas only includes 174.3 cubic feet of interior volume and 20.6 cubic feet of standard cargo capacity.
The 2021 Kia Telluride comes equipped with a generous loadout of interior amenities and comfort features, some of which include: Front seatback storage, an overhead storage console, cupholders in all three rows of seating, audio and cruise controls mounted to the steering wheel, a keyless ignition system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, turn signal in mirrors, front and rear door pockets, dual illuminating vanity mirrors and electric power steering.