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2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

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2021 Kia
Telluride

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2021 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

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MSRP*
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$32,190 to $44,390
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$30,855 to $50,025
Invoice* $31,064 to $42,393 $29,590 to $47,973
MPG - City 19 - 20 17 - 21
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 23 - 24
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Telluride than in the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Telluride and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Convenience
The Kia Telluride requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Telluride will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Kia Telluride and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Telluride is about the same width as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. When looking at overall length, the Kia Telluride takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Kia Telluride and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Kia Telluride has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Telluride has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Kia Telluride more than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Kia Telluride has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Telluride than that of the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.