2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Volkswagen Atlas


2019 Ford Explorer
EPA-estimated 22 mpg

City MPG

EPA-estimated 19 mpg
153.7 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

151.5 cubic feet
96.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

81.7 cubic feet

Intelligent Crash Response


If you’re searching for a capable, roomy crossover SUV that makes the daily Sterling commute as much fun as hitting the trails around Tysons Corner, the full-sized VW SUV is a great choice. The 2019 VW Atlas offers better efficiency, greater capacity, and more advanced safety features than competitors like the Ford Explorer, and does it for less. Compare the Volkswagen Atlas vs. Ford Explorer below!

Atlas vs. Explorer: Performance

The Volkswagen Atlas makes getting out of the Springfield area easier, and more affordable than the Ford Explorer:

  • Volkswagen Atlas: The 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine offers an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city. This is due, in part, to the lighter aluminum block engine which requires less fuel to reach peak boost, as well as an automatic start/stop system.
  • Ford Explorer: The Explorer’s cast iron 2.3L turbocharged engine doesn’t offer start/stop technology, and manages to deliver just 19 mpg in the city.

Atlas vs. Explorer: Capacity

Comparing the Volkswagen Atlas vs. the Ford Explorer interior capacity makes it clear which vehicle offers families space they need for their most important equipment:

  • Volkswagen Atlas: The interior of the Volkswagen is roomier, providing 153.7 cubic feet of passenger volume and 55.5 cubic feet of standard cargo volume, which can be expanded to 96.8 cubic feet with the seats folded flat.
  • Ford Explorer: The Ford Explorer’s passenger capacity is slightly smaller at just 151.5 cubic feet, but when it comes to delivering the cargo room you need, it falls well short, providing just 43.9 cubic feet of standard cargo volume. Plus, it only expands to 81.7 cubic feet with the seats folded.

Atlas vs. Explorer: Safety Equipment

When we compare the Volkswagen Atlas vs. Ford Explorer safety equipment, it’s clear which automaker is looking out for you and your passengers:

  • Volkswagen Atlas: The Atlas can be equipped with a variety of standard and available safety features including intelligent crash response, cornering headlights, rear collision mitigating brakes, and a capable collision warning system.
  • Ford Explorer: The Explorer doesn’t offer an intelligent crash response system to protect you in the event of a crash, nor can you add features like cornering headlights, heated washer nozzles, autonomous rear braking, or collision warning.

Test Drive the Volkswagen Atlas Today!

To schedule a Alexandria area test drive, or to learn more about our other vehicle comparisons designed to help you make an informed buying decision, contact us at Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles today.

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