SUVs are a common choice for drivers looking to purchase a practical, spacious, and family-friendly vehicle. Two of the most popular SUVs are the 2018 Ford Explorer and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. We’ve made a comparison of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs the 2018 Ford Explorer to help you determine which one is the right choice for you.
The 2018 Atlas’ standard engine is more efficient than the 2018 Explorer’s engine. The 2018 Atlas is powered by a four-cylinder engine which received ratings of 22 miles per gallon in the city, 26 miles per gallon on the highway and a combined city/highway travel rating of 24 miles per gallon. In comparison, the 2018 Explorer received a combined efficiency rating of only 22 miles per gallon.
2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2018 Ford Explorer are both available in five trim levels: S, SE, SE w/technology, SEL and SEL Premium for the 2018 Atlas and Base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum for the 2018 Explorer. Both vehicles feature two engine options.
One of the most beloved qualities of the SUV segment is the large amount of storage space that drivers have at their disposal. When comparing the maximum cargo capacity between the two vehicles, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas provides more space for storage. When the rear seats are folded down in both vehicles, the 2018 Atlas offers 96.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity and 81.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity.
Standard 2018 Volkswagen Atlas safety features include: A post-collision safety system, daytime running lights, turn signal mirrors, rear door child safety locks, child seat anchors, stability control, emergency braking assistance, and traction control.