2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Kia Sorento

If you have been on the hunt for a new midsize crossover, then you know that you have your work cut out for you! There is an overwhelming number of options to choose from, including the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. Although the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas might be late to the party (in a very good way – Volkswagen made sure to only deliver the best), it is one that you should definitely consider due to its size and versatility. We even put it against a leading competitor (the 2017 Kia Sorento) to show you what makes the all-new model 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 Much Can Fit Inside the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas?

Looking at the chart above, you can see that the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas provides a significantly larger cargo space than the 2017 Kia Sorento. The space behind the third row of seats measures 20.6 cubic feet, which can be increased to 55.5 behind the second row, and again to 96.8 cubic feet behind the first row.

Despite the spacious cargo area, no sacrifices were made to passenger comfort in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. Up to six or seven passengers can be seated comfortably in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas with plenty of leg and elbow room to spare (say goodbye to backseat bickering). The third-row seats of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas – which are usually avoided in other vehicles – are now easy to access thanks to specially-designed fold and slide second-row seats.

Please visit us here at Donaldsons Volkswagen to learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.

yellow 2018 Volkswagen Atlas rear side view
2018 Volkswagen Atlas interior dashboard

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