2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Ford Explorer

2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Ford Explorer

A full-size SUV should be spacious, safe, powerful, and comfortable. That's exactly what you'll get with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. However, standing equates to little if not routinely tested. Therefore, we're here to test the 2018 VW Atlas against an apt competitor. For that, we've made the selection of the 2018 Ford Explorer.

Both of these models are categorized as full-size SUVs. In many ways, both the Atlas and Explorer are equal. Therefore, it's time to discover the differences to determine which is the superior model. It's the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs the 2018 Ford Explorer!

2018 Volkswagen Atlas


2018 Ford Explorer

7 Passenger Seating
24 MPG Combined Fuel Economy 20 MPG
18.6 gal. Fuel Tank Capacity 18.6 gal.
$30,750 Starting MSRP $32,140

2018 Volkswagen Atlas National City, CA

As we just said, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2018 Ford Explorer are nearly equal. However, it's clear to see that the 2018 Atlas pulls ahead at a few key spots. Those, as seen, would be a significantly higher fuel economy and a significantly lower starting price. Additionally, the 2018 VW Atlas comes with such appealing features as:

  • Overhead View and Rearview Camera System(s)
  • Driver Personalization
  • 96.8 ft3 of Available Cargo Space
  • Remote Start
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Climatronic® 3-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • 17 Cupholders
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Easy Open Liftgate with Hands-Free and Remote Function
  • Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking
  • And More!

If you're not satisfied with our comparison then come check out the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas for yourself. You can schedule a test drive with any vehicle in our inventory here at South Bay Volkswagen. That, of course, includes the 2018 VW Atlas full-size SUV. Located in National City, California near those of San Diego, you can contact us by phone or at our dealership location to learn more about the 2018 Atlas and other VW models.