2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Ford Explorer

2018 volkswagen atlas vs 2018 ford explorer

The midsize SUV is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after auto styles in the country, and because of this, there's more competition than ever before. The midsize SUV segment features a plethora of models that each claim to be the best, but which one is really number one? With so many options to choose from, you may have trouble deciding which one best fits your drive style. To help you along the way, we've created comparison pages that aim to give you more information on how Volkswagen models stack up against the competition.

For today's comparison, we're going to be looking at two of the most popular midsize SUVs, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2018 Ford Explorer. To see which model offers better value, we'll compare their MSRP, fuel economy and interior space. Let's get started!

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Ford Explorer
$30,750 MSRP $32,140
24 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 23 MPG
154 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 152 Cubic Feet
96.8 Cubic Feet Max Cargo Volume 80.7 Cubic Feet

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Both of these SUVs have great qualities, but the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas rises above in a few different areas. For starters, the base Atlas is much better on fuel, offering 22 miles per gallon of gas in the city and 26 miles per gallon of gas on the highway. This is compared to the Explorer's fuel rating of 17 city and 24 highway. The Atlas also offers more in the cargo department, meaning there's plenty of storage space for all your family's gear. Additionally, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas comes with an intuitive infotainment system called VW Car-Net App-Connect. This tool allows you to stream your favorite audio preferences, safely stay in touch with loved ones, find your destination (when additional navigation tools are added), and access your smartphone's apps via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Volkswagen's Car-Net features are some of the best in the business, and when compared to Ford's SYNC 3 that is said to be hard-to-use and unintuitive, the Atlas really shines in the tech department. 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas? Ready to get behind the wheel of one for yourself? Contact our staff at New Century Volkswagen for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 

gold 2018 volkswagen atlas driving alongside coastal road
rear bumper view of gold 2018 volkswagen atlas with city skyline in background
front interior of 2018 volkswagen atlas including steering wheel and infotainment system
front and rear seats of 2018 volkswagen atlas