2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Ford Explorer

2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Ford Explorer

A newcomer to the SUV segment, the 2018 Volkswagen Alas is already shaping up to be one of the top competitors on the market. Offering a sleek and sophisticated style, spacious interior, and plenty of family-friendly features, it’s no surprise that so many in the Elgin, IL area are opting for the new Atlas.

For those that aren’t sure yet whether the new Atlas full-sized, three-row SUV is the right choice for them, we’re offering an informative comparison between it and one of its top competitors, the Ford Explorer. Looking at the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs the 2018 Ford Explorer, we’re taking a look at various factors of both models that are important to shoppers such as fuel economy, towing capability, cargo space, and price. Compare the two below!


2018 Volkswagen Atlas

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2018 Ford Explorer

22 city / 26 highway Fuel Economy 17 city / 24 highway
5,000 lbs. Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs.
96.8 ft3 Max Cargo Space 81.7 ft3
$30,750 Starting MSRP $32,140

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With each of these categories examined, we’re looking at the practicality, utility, and budget friendliness of both models, and clearly the Atlas is the victor. Offering more in terms of space, superior fuel economy and offering all of its tech and features at a lower cost than the Explorer, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is a clear choice for families looking to stretch their dollar further.

What’s more, the Atlas also offers more passenger space, with a passenger volume of 153.7 ft3 compared the Explorer’s 151.5 ft3.

If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of the new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, contact us today here at Elgin Volkswagen. We currently have a variety of models available in stock, so just give us a call or contact us online and we’ll be happy to get you started with a test drive.


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