In comparing the Kia Telluride's and the Volkswagen Atlas's specifications and ratings, the Kia Telluride has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Volkswagen Atlas has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Kia Telluride's and the Volkswagen Atlas's specifications and ratings, the Volkswagen Atlas is a better car than the Kia Telluride.
Kia Telluride vs. Volkswagen Atlas Pricing
A used 2024 Kia Telluride ranges from $42,013 to $58,384 while a used 2024 Volkswagen Atlas is priced between $37,925 to $54,798. For a new model, the Kia Telluride's price is between $40,076 and $56,985, with the Volkswagen Atlas priced between $39,694 and $55,909.
Kia Telluride vs. Volkswagen Atlas Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Telluride loses 47 percent of its value and the Volkswagen Atlas loses 46.4 percent of its value. This means the Volkswagen Atlas retains 0.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Telluride.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Telluride’s base engine makes 291 horsepower, and the Volkswagen Atlas base engine makes 269 horsepower. The Telluride is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 489 miles. The Atlas is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 502 miles. This gives the Volkswagen Atlas the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Kia Telluride. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Kia Telluride has the advantage of offering more front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Volkswagen Atlas has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Kia Telluride and the Volkswagen Atlas have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.