2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Kia Sorento in a room with dark and light checkered walls vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Parked in front of a garage

For many drivers, it can be difficult to buy a new SUV, due in part to the highly saturated market. While it can be easy to find a car or truck to buy, deciding on which of the many SUVs and crossovers you're going to choose can be overwhelming. In those cases, it can be easiest to pick a couple of models to focus on and compare them to determine which features and specs you really want your vehicle to have. For example, you can put the 2018 Kia Sorento vs the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and compare anything from the performance options to the seating capacity.

These comparisons can help you figure out which vehicle has the options that best fit your lifestyle. For instance, if you're going to be driving a lot, you'll want a vehicle with a warranty that will be effective while you're driving your vehicle. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has Volkswagen's new People First Warranty, which covers the powertrain for 6 years or 72,000 miles, which is quite impressive. However, those who drive a lot will likely be more comfortable with the powertrain warranty on the 2018 Kia Sorento, which is in effect for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Learn more about your options for the 2018 Kia Sorento when you visit Schaumburg Kia in Schaumburg, IL.

2018 Kia Sorento


2018 Volkswagen Atlas

3 Engine Options 2
290 hp Maximum Horsepower 276 hp
7 Maximum Seating Capacity 7
10 years/ 100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 6 years/ 72,000 miles

Advantages of the 2018 Kia Sorento

While the main draw to having an SUV is the spacious interior, there are other things to consider as well, like vehicle performance. When it comes to choosing a new vehicle, you want to make sure that you have plenty of options to choose from. On the 2018 Kia Sorento and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, both vehicles include multiple choices when it comes to engines. However, the 2018 Kia Sorento offers one more option over the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. With the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, drivers can choose between the 3.6L V6 which provides 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, or a 2.0L four-cylinder that offers 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque but is only available on the S trim level. The 2018 Kia Sorento, on the other hand, has three engine options. Like the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas one of the engines, the 2.0L four-cylinder with Turbocharger that provides 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, is only available on one trim level, but the other two are spread out, so you have a variety of options. The other two engines that drivers can pick from are the standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque, or the 3.3L V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque.