Compare Ford Explorer vs. Volkswagen Atlas

It's no surprise that drivers have a tough time choosing a new SUV in Weymouth, MA. Our team knows that there are many options on the market today and knowing what each offers is key. Choosing between the Ford Explorer and Volkswagen Atlas is tough, but we're ready to help you decide by showing you how the Ford SUV excels above the Volkswagen SUV.

How Do These SUVs Compare?

Ford Explorer

  • Seating Capacity: 6, 7
  • Cargo Space: 87.8 cubic feet behind first row, 47.9 cubic feet behind second row, 18.2 cubic feet behind third row
  • Dimensions: 199″ L x 79″ W x 70″ H
  • Engine: 2.3L EcoBoost Engine, 3.0L EcoBoost
  • Trims: Base, XLT, Limited, ST, Platinum

Volkswagen Atlas

  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Cargo Space: 96.8 cubic feet behind first row, 55.5 cubic feet behind second row, 20.6 cubic feet behind third row
  • Dimensions: 198″ L x 78″ W x 70″ H
  • Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder, 3.6 L V6
  • Trims: S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium

There's no questioning the attractive exterior each model offers, but inside, they couldn't be more different. You'll get to enjoy up to 5,000 pounds maximum towing in both SUVs, but with Ford's Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System, you may have better traction in unpredictable weather. The Volkswagen Atlas offers 4MOTION all-wheel drive as an option, but not 4WD.

These two SUVs can give you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the Atlas won't provide as much horsepower as the Explorer. With the Volkswagen SUV, you get up to 276 horsepower, while the Ford SUV offers up to 400 horsepower on its new 3.3-liter hybrid engine option. The Atlas hasn't released its hybrid option yet.

Take a Test Drive in the Ford Explorer Today

Interested in taking one for a test drive? Come to our dealership and check out the new Ford Explorer for sale in Weymouth, MA.