Finding the right full-sized SUV can be tricky. There are a wide range of features and specifications to consider going into the process – including pricing, reliability, space, comfort, and more. The 2023 VW Atlas is a formidable entry into the segment. Like the name suggests, it’s big and powerful. How does it stack up against the competition? For example, how does it fare against the Kia Telluride? We have a detailed, side-by-side comparison of the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas vs the Kia Telluride on tap for you. Keep reading for the full details.
The best way to find out how cars stack up is to look at the numbers next to each other. Thankfully for you, we’ve done the work. Check out the facts and figures on these two great SUVs and see what you think.
Feature / Spec
2023 VW Atlas
2023 Kia Telluride
Standard Engine / Horsepower / Torque
2.0L turbo 4-cylinder / 235 / 258
3.8L V6 / 291 / 262
Standard Transmission / Drive
8-speed automatic with Tiptronic / FWD (available AWD)
8-speed automatic / FWD (available AWD)
Fuel Economy City / Hwy
21 / 25
20 / 26
Standard Safety Features
Some advanced features like Intelligent Crash Response System and Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist). IQ.DRIVE standard starting in middle trim level.
Some standard advanced features like Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Forward Collision Warning. More available in higher trim levels.
6.5" touchscreen AM/FM radio w/ USB input and standard VW Digital Cockpit
12.3-inch Touchscreen Display w/ Navigation & Kia Connect
4 years / 50k miles
10 years / 100k miles
Max Towing in Pounds
2,000 (up to 5,000 with the V6)
Max Cargo in Cubic Feet
18" alloy wheels w/ all-season tires
18-inch Alloy Wheels
There’s no getting around the fact that the Atlas is much bigger than the Telluride inside. The pricing for the VW Atlas is considerably better, as well. Some features in the Telluride, including the standard V6 and high towing capacity do make it attractive. At the end of the day, the features that are most important to you will drive your decision-making process.
As you move into the higher trim levels, the Atlas becomes even more luxurious. Some available features you can expect include:
The Atlas offers a wide range of standard features both internally and externally. To learn more about these features and others, we welcome you to get in touch with one of our specialists.
We hope you found this 2023 Volkswagen Atlas vs the 2023 Kia Telluride article to be useful and informative. If you're ready to go big, Herman Cook VW of Encinitas has the full-sized SUV for you. Contact us at your earliest convenience for more details or to get the ball rolling on a purchase or lease. We’re proud to serve North County and the greater San Diego area.