2018 Volkswagen Atlas InventoryWhen you need to cart the kids or cargo around, having a reliable midsize SUV can come in handy. Pooler, Savannah, and Richmond Hill drivers have many options for their next utility vehicle, but we want to focus on the great 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Kia Sorento debate.

Which ride is best suited for your needs? Read our car comparison and decide for yourself. If you want to learn more about these SUVs, don't hesitate to reach out to the friendly staff at Savannah Volkswagen!

VW Atlas vs Sorento: Interior Features  

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Interior SpaceJust how much room will you have to work with in the VW Atlas and Sorento? Both vehicles can seat up to seven passengers across three rows, and you'll find incredibly spacious first- and second-row seating in each. A comfortable ride is assured with available cooled driver's seats for those sweltering summer days.

When it comes to backseat comfort, the VW Atlas has a clear advantage. Its 33.7 inches of third-row legroom clears the bar for adult-friendly seating. The Sorento, with just 31.7 inches of legroom for third-row passengers, falls short and will likely only accommodate kids and teens.

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SUV Performance Specs: Lots of Power

The Volkswagen Atlas and Kia Sorento each have multiple engine options, including brawny V6 engines at the top of the line. Those engines are both capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, giving your SUV the ability to move a midsize boat out to the Savannah coast for some fun on the water.

When you look at the base engines, though, it's clear that the VW Atlas has more heft. A turbocharged 4-cylinder produces 235 horsepower in the Volkswagen SUV, while the Sorento's base 4-cylinder offers just 185 horsepower. You'll get more potent acceleration on the highways with the base VW Atlas under your command.

Cargo Space for All Your Essential Items 

We've already covered people space in our car comparison, but just how much room do these SUVs offer for cargo? Let's examine their cargo capacities a bit closer:

Volkswagen Atlas

Kia Sorento

Behind First Row (cu. ft.)

96.8

73.0

Behind Second Row (cu. ft.)

55.5

38.8

Behind Third Row (cu. ft.)

20.6

11.3

As you can see, no matter how you configure your SUV, the 2018 VW Atlas simply offers more room than the Sorento. With all the seats in use, you'll have space for luggage in the VW Atlas, while the Sorento will be hard pressed to fit anything more than groceries or sports bags.

For your convenience, both vehicles do offer available hands-free power liftgates. When your hands are full of items you need to deposit in the trunk, this feature opens the liftgate automatically. You won't need to drop your cargo and lift it manually, saving you precious time.

Volkswagen Atlas vs Kia Sorento: Choose Your Midsize SUV

Savannah, Pooler, and Richmond Hill drivers have a major choice ahead of them: Which midsize SUV suits their needs best? Now that you've witnessed the Volkswagen Atlas vs. Kia Sorento head-to-head faceoff, which vehicle do you prefer?

No doubt, these are two highly capable utility vehicles. If you value cargo space, third-row passenger space, and a brawny base engine, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas may just be the ideal ride for you. Schedule a test drive at Savannah Volkswagen and see what you think!

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