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2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Comparing SUVs can be difficult especially as the market continues to crowd up with more new entries. Consider the VW Atlas for example. Its first model year is 2018, but how well does it stand up to the competition? Find out as we compare 2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.

Both models are similar in size and though they both come standard as a front-wheel-drive SUV, they also both offer all-wheel drive across the majority of their respective lineups. So far, they may seem pretty comparable, but that’s about where the similarities end.

You can see what we are talking and keep reading or you can see the new Sorento inventory that we have here in Muncie by clicking the link below.

2018 Kia Sorento


2018 Volkswagen Atlas

$25,800 Base MSRP $30,500
290 Max Horsepower 276
7 Passengers Max Seating Capacity 7 Passengers
10 Years / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 6 Years / 72,000 Miles

How does the new Atlas compare to the Sorento?

Are you concerned about price? Well you should be! The Sorento gives you a really affordable entry point with a base MSRP at just $25,800. The Atlas, on the other hand, is nearly $5,000 more expensive. That’s a lot of money that you can save right from the start.

For a name like Atlas, you would think this VW SUV would have more power, but the Sorento provides more with 290 horsepower. Both top SUV models have V6 engines standard, but the Sorento engine is a 3.3-liter compared to the Atlas with its 3.6-liter. It makes you wonder what all that extra VW displacement is doing.

The Volkswagen Atlas has been touting its third row since it was first announced, but the Atlas already has a third-row option. Certain Sorento trims even exclude the third row to give you even more cargo room. With the 2018 Sorento, you really have options.

You want to know that you can count on what’s under the hood. Not just today, not just for a few years, but for many years to come. That’s where Kia comes to your rescue with its standard 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. With the Sorento, you are not just buying an SUV, you are buying some peace of mind.

We can help you find the perfect Sorento model right here in Muncie. Come see Kia of Muncie today or browse our inventory online right now to see all that we have to offer.

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