Over the years, the demand for crossovers and mid-size SUVs has grown leaps and bounds, with both categories outselling traditional full-size SUVs by offering more sensible and fuel-efficient alternatives. The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Racine is a fine example of a mid-size SUV. Having said that, since the release of the 2022 Atlas, drivers in Wisconsin have been drawing comparisons with another capable mid-size SUV, the 2022 Kia Telluride. Both these mid-size SUVs offer impressive specs and capability, and a comparison between the two is obvious. Join our team at Frank Boucher VW of Racine as we compare the 2022 VW Atlas and the 2022 Kia Telluride to determine which SUV is best for you and your family.
2022 Volkswagen Atlas
2022 Kia Telluride
2.0-liter 4-Cylinder Engine / 3.6L V6 engine
3.8-liter Lambda V6 (Standard)
235 hp to 276 hp
|258 lb.-ft. to 266 lb.-ft.||Torque||262 lb.-ft.|
|96.8 cubic feet||Maximum Cargo Volume (behind first row with all rear seats folded)||87.0 cubic feet|
As you can see from the above comparison table, the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is slightly pricier than the 2022 Kia Telluride. Still, the premium is justified because the Volkswagen Atlas proves to be more spacious than the Kia, offering up to 96.8 cu-ft of cargo volume, which is more than enough to carry all your gear on your next road trip. The Atlas also trumps the Telluride in engine options with an efficient naturally aspirated 2.0-liter 4-cylinder on the FWD SE, SE with Technology and AWD-equipped SEL trim and the more powerful 3.6-liter V6 on the higher SEL R-Line and SEL Premium R-Line for those who need more power.
Performance aside, the 2022 VW Atlas features a more luxurious interior than the Kia Telluride. It has all the luxury features you would expect in a high-end SUV, including a panoramic sunroof, dual touch screen displays, and a beautifully designed infotainment system. And as we already mentioned, the VW SUV comes with more cargo space and 33.7 inches of legroom in the third row compared to 31.4 inches on the Kia Telluride, which makes it great for extended family road trips.
Overall, the 2022 VW Atlas proves to be a sensible option with its choice of powertrains, larger cargo area, and more outstanding third-row legroom, making it the ideal mid-size SUV for your family.
Want to learn more about the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas in Southern Wisconsin? Get in touch with us here at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Racine, WI and schedule a test drive or fill out the form to your right and tell us how we can help.