2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

A light blue 2020 Kia Telluride compared to a gray 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

During its time on the midsize SUV market, the 2020 Kia Telluride has been a popular option for many SUV enthusiasts, including the Garden Grove area. The model was so impressive that it even took home the 2020 MotorTrend SUV of the Year® for its innovation and performance on the road.

As other brands continue to release midsize SUVs - such as the highly anticipated 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport - the Telluride remains a high-quality option for any family. At Garden Grove Kia, we compare the newly released 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport to the 2020 Kia Telluride below.

2020 Kia Telluride


2020 Atlas Cross Sport

3.8L V6 8-Speed Auto Engine 2.0L Inline-4 8-Speed Shiftable Auto
291 Horsepower 235
262 Torque (in ft.-lbs) 258
20 City / 26 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 21 City / 24 Highway MPG
Regular Unleaded Recommended Fuel Type Premium Unleaded
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available
Available All-Wheel Drive Option Available

With a larger engine seen above, the 2020 Kia Telluride outpaces the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport across the board. It’s slightly better fuel economy with regular unleaded fuel will also help you save extra at the gas pump compared to the Atlas Cross Sport. Even when comparing the Atlas Cross Sport model’s available 3.6L V6 engine, the Telluride continues to offer better performance under the hood. As a bonus, Adaptive Cruise Control comes standard, making the 2020 Kia Telluride a strong option even at its base trim.

Find a 2020 Kia Telluride at Garden Grove Kia

Moving beyond the engine specifications, the 2020 Kia Telluride offers the latest technology from Kia. This includes a Drive Mode feature, which allows you to command your on-road driving experience between Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Smart drive modes. Both the first- and second-row captain’s chairs also can receive a comfort boost with the available Heated and Ventilated Seats. Other available features of the 2020 Kia Telluride are:

  • UVO Link with 10.25-inch Touchscreen
  • Harman/Kardon® 10-Speaker Premium Audio
  • Heads-Up Driving Display
  • Standard Safe Exit Assist
  • Dual First and Second-Row Sunroofs
  • Wireless Phone Charging
  • 20-inch Alloy Black Sport Wheels

There’s a reason the 2020 Kia Telluride paces the midsize SUV market with performance and features, even compared to an all-new model. You can find an award-winning model in the Garden Grove area by checking one out in our inventory at Garden Grove Kia. Come see why SUV enthusiasts love it for yourself.