2019 Volkswagen Atlas Vs. 2019 Ford Explorer

2019 vw atlas and 2019 ford explorer compared with split screen image

When you’re looking to embark on a grand adventure and want to share those memories with the people about whom you care the most, full-size crossover SUVs let you go farther and do more. These large people- and cargo-haulers are full of as many possibilities as they can be filled with stuff and people. Often featuring robust engines to tow and accelerate confidently, the full-size crossover SUV class is built for those drivers who want to say “yes” to any opportunity for adventure.

The 2019 VW Atlas is up for these challenges – offering drivers Volkswagen’s unique combination of style, comfort and performance, the Atlas is a vehicle you can count on to take you and your family further. Today, we’re comparing it to the 2019 Ford Explorer. Let’s see how they measure up!

2019 Volkswagen Atlas


2019 Ford Explorer

258 lb-ft.

Standard torque 255 lb-ft.

24 combined MPG

Standard fuel economy 23 combined MPG
Standard Active safety features Available
6.5 inches Standard infotainment screen 4.2 inches
96.8 cubic feet Cargo volume 80.7 cubic feet
$30,895 MSRP starts at $32,365


Confident Atlas Hands Stale Explorer a Defeat

The Ford Explorer hasn’t been overhauled in years and it shows. Drivers who are looking for a comfortable, capable and confident ride know that a vehicle in this class can have it all. Unfortunately, the 2019 Ford Explorer takes a decidedly-Spartan attitude to its offerings.

For the 2019 VW Atlas, however, everything feels new and fresh. From the striking and refined exterior design to the standard active safety features like automated emergency braking, you’ll find the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas to be the full-size crossover SUV that will take you and your family new places.

You’ll also be able to bring more stuff along, thanks to the 2019 VW Atlas’ 96.8 cubic feet of interior space.

Best of all? It starts lower than the 2019 Ford Explorer.

For more information on the 2019 VW Atlas or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!