2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Ford Explorer

Comparison image of a silver 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and a black 2019 Ford Explorer

Are you in the market for a new full-size SUV that offers great engine performance and cargo space? If so, there are several excellent options for you to explore in the National City, CA area. Two of the best full-size SUVs available in the area are the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2019 Ford Explorer. Both of these SUV options offer an excellent combination of engine performance and interior cargo space.

You are probably wondering which of these two SUV options is the best option for your circumstances. The best way to find out is by conducting a model comparison of these two vehicles. Customers in National City can explore the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas for themselves at South Bay Volkswagen. Let’s explore these two SUVs to see which one is better!

Engine Comparison

2019 Volkswagen Atlas


2019 Ford Explorer

3.6L V6 Engine Primary Engine 3.5L V6 Engine
276 Horsepower Engine Power 290 Horsepower
266 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 255 Pound-Feet
17 MPG / 24 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 17 MPG / 24 MPG

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The table above highlights the key engine specifications for the primary engine option of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas against the 2019 Ford Explorer. As you can see, these two SUVs feature very competitive engines in terms of performance and fuel economy. The 2019 Atlas has the advantage in torque, while the 2019 Explorer has the advantage in horsepower. Both engines offer the same level of fuel economy in the city and on the highway. The 2019 VW Atlas has the advantage over the 2019 Ford Explorer when it comes to cargo space. This is shown in the table below.

Interior Comparison

2019 Atlas


2019 Explorer

7 Passengers Passenger Capacity 7 Passengers
20.6 Cubic Feet Standard Cargo Capacity 21.0 Cubic Feet
96.8 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 81.7 Cubic Feet
174.3 Cubic Feet EPA Interior Volume 171.3 Cubic Feet

As you can see, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is able to offer a larger maximum cargo capacity than the 2019 Ford Explorer. If you are interested in learning more about how the 2019 Atlas sets itself apart from the 2019 Explorer and other competitors, then you should contact the staff at South Bay Volkswagen today! Visit our dealership for more information today!