2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Kia Sorento

Are you on the hunt for a new full size crossover? Then you made a great choice by coming to us to learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas! This all-new model offers plenty of space for both passengers and gear, and you will enjoy the perfect mix American-made quality (each model is produced in Chattanooga, TN) and world-renowned German design and engineering. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has only been available for a short time, but it is already striking a chord with a beautiful tune for families that are looking for versatility, style, and easy handling. However, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has plenty of rivals that have been on the market for awhile, including the 2017 Kia Sorento. Let us present a comparison to show you that the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is the better buy.

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2017 Kia Sorento
6 to 7 Seating Capacity 5 to 7
20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet Cargo Space 11.3 / 38.0 / 73.0 cubic feet

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder DOHC

3.6L V6 DOHC
Engine Options

2.4L DOHC I-4

3.3L V6 DOHC

2.0L Turbo DOHC I-4
2,000 to 5,000 pounds Towing Capacity 2,000 to 5,000 pounds

How Versatile is the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas?

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has been lauded by critics and new buyers for its versatility both inside the cabin and under the hood.

Depending on your chosen seating configurations (2-seat captain’s chairs or 3-seat bench for the second row), you can legally accommodate up to six or seven passengers. This makes the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas ideal for growing families, adventurers, and those who believe in “the more, the merrier”. Passengers will also gladly take the seats in the third row thanks to specially-designed fold-and-slide second-row seats that will make entering/exiting easy and hassle-free. Cargo space dimensions for the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas measure 20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet.

The two engine options available with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas will also offer plenty of versatility for all that life throws at you. The 235 horsepower 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder DOHC engine (available later this year) offers a 2,000-pound towing capacity, while the 276 horsepower 3.6L V6 DOHC engine has the strength to pull 2,000 to 5,000 pounds.

To learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, please give us a call or stop by our dealership.

Front dash of 2018 Volkswagen Atlas with VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system
Interior seating in 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas driving along seaside highway
2018 Volkswagen Atlas in Kurkuma Yellow Metallic

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