2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen is finally trying to show that they are serious with the crossover market with the introduction of the Atlas, but does it still fall short of expectations. We will find out as we compare it to the Kia Sorento in our 2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas comparison.

Both of these models have a lot in common. Both have many trim levels to choose from, a third row of seats, and all-wheel drive options, but as you may quickly learn, the Atlas isn’t really trying. With only a few basic features offered at the base level, and an astronomical price to go along with it, see why people are still picking Kia over VW. If you are already sold and want to see a Sorento inventory in High Point, then click the link below and see the inventory we have at Carolina Kia of High Point.

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2018 Kia Sorento VS 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
$25,800 Base MSRP $30,500
Standard Heated Mirrors Available
Standard Satellite Radio Available
10 Years / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 6 Years / 72,000 Miles

How does the Atlas compare to the Sorento?

Price is a major factor when considering any automotive purchase, and unless you have nearly $5,000 extra floating around, the Sorento is a lot easier to justify for your wallet. The prices don’t come that much closer together as you go up in trim either, and yet the Kia still somehow offers better features.

Keep in mind that the Atlas is a brand new vehicle that is debuting first with the 2018 model year. Even with its new status and its premium price, the base model still skimps heavily on standard features whereas the Sorento takes care of you. If things like heated mirrors and satellite radio are important to you, then the Sorento is right for you.

Last up, we come to the warranty. The Atlas offers a warranty above many of its competitors with 6 years and 72,000 miles of powertrain coverage, but the Kia Sorento still beats it out with 10 years and 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage. That’s a long time where you don’t have to worry about nearly anything under the hood.

If you are convinced and you want to try a Sorento for yourself, then come down to see your friends at Carolina Kia of High Point. We are located right in High Point, and we can get you behind the wheel of a Sorento or any other Kia model today!

2018 Kia Sorento in the snow
2018 Kia Sorento tailgate
2018 Kia Sorento chrome wheels
2018 Kia Sorento blind spot indicator

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