Compare the Volkswagen Atlasto the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade 

Large family SUVs don't have to offer bare, functional capability with little excitement only. Add a little flavor to your next three-row SUV with the new Volkswagen Atlas, whether you're shopping for cargo versatility or you want innovative features that put you in control of your daily commute.

While it's easy for us to recommend the Volkswagen Atlas over other options, we know the Atlas isn't the only three-row SUV in its segment. Models like the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade are relatively new to their respective lineups and offer plenty of comforts and conveniences that might be hard to miss. Here at Ciocca Volkswagen of Allentown, we want you to have the right details to make an informed decision. Below, you can find our comparison of the Volkswagen Atlas to its Kia and Hyundai rivals. We encourage you to explore what the Atlas does well and why we think you'll prefer it over its competition!

Volkswagen Atlas vs. Kia Telluride

Both lineups are relatively similar in starting price, making it challenging to find the one that gives you the best value. With the Volkswagen Atlas, you'll get standard features like a 6.5-inch touchscreen, App-Connect, two front USB-C ports, and the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity is included with the lineup as well, allowing you to avoid unnecessary cables throughout your interior. While the Kia Telluride offers plenty of exciting features, including a touchscreen with smartphone integration, you won't have the wireless capability included with the Volkswagen Atlas - that feature isn't included with any lineup.

Not only is it important to find the model with the right features, but you'll also want to make sure there's room enough inside for all your travels. The Volkswagen Atlas can seat up to seven passengers, offering 154 cubic feet of passenger volume. With the Kia Telluride, you'll get plenty of passenger space, seating up to eight passengers comfortably with 157 cubic feet of passenger volume. However, with cargo volume, the lineups tell a different story. The Volkswagen Atlas offers 55.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, increasing total space up to 96.8 cubic feet when the second row is folded out of the way. The Kia Telluride will require you to leave a bit more behind, only offering 46 cubic feet behind the second row and 87 cubic feet behind the first row.

Volkswagen Atlas vs. Hyundai Palisade

When you glance under the hood of either model, you'll find plenty of power. The Volkswagen Atlas offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged 235 horsepower engine and a 276-horsepower V6 for a bit more muscle. With the Hyundai Palisade, you'll enjoy plenty of power, thanks to a 3.8-liter V6 that delivers 291 horsepower. The Palisade enjoys a stronger engine, but the Volkswagen SUV's turbocharged four-cylinder enjoys better efficiency! With the Atlas, you'll get 21 mpg as you cruise through the city. The bigger Palisade engine only manages 19 mpg in the city.

The Volkswagen Atlas is home to many intuitive features designed to make your drive more convenient. Inside the lineup, you'll find the Volkswagen Car-Net®, a mobile app that helps you monitor your vehicle and note upcoming maintenance needs from the convenience of your smartphone device. You'll also have access to IQ.DRIVE, an advanced Driver Assistance Technology package that features a semi-autonomous setting that helps you navigate the roads confidently. While the Palisade won't lack exciting features, the lineup won't have the seamless connectivity offered by the new Atlas.

Test Drive the New Volkswagen Atlas Today

From new technology to convenient comfort and efficient performance, the Volkswagen Atlas can do it all! We encourage you to visit us here at Ciocca Volkswagen of Allentown today to test drive the latest model and see why the new Atlas is one of our favorite options.

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