2019 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2019 Ford Explorer

Front driver angle of a white 2019 Volkswagen Atlas on left VS rear passenger angle of a black 2019 Ford Explorer on right

Drivers looking for a new SUV typically search for seating capacity, cargo space, and safety features. Here at Karen Radley Volkswagen, we have a popular pick and a likely match for you if an SUV is what you are searching for. The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas debuted in 2018 and is already one of the most popular SUVs in the market. Why is it so popular? Let’s compare it to another SUV to get a better idea. Here, we will look at the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Ford Explorer.

To help you understand what features are guaranteed with each SUV, we have chosen the standard trims to compare. The S is standard for the Atlas and the Base is standard for the Explorer. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s start comparing!

2019 Volkswagen Atlas


2019 Ford Explorer

$30,895 Starting MSRP $32,365
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual Standard Transmission 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
96.8 cubic feet Maximum Luggage Capacity 80.7 cubic feet
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring Not Available
Standard Forward Collision Warning Not Available

Advantages of the 2019 VW Atlas SUV

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is proving to be the superior option between these two SUVs. To begin, the starting MSRP is just $30,895. Compared to the $32,365 price tag of the Ford Explorer, you have plenty of money to save. The transmission in each is different, with the Atlas providing two extra speeds. Getting to the spacious interior, the Atlas can carry much more cargo. Both SUVs seat seven with folding rear seats. With both rows down, the Atlas provides 96.8 cubic feet of room while the Explorer has just 80.7 cubic feet. Once you take a look at these SUVs, it’s clear that this is a very big difference. Finally, the 2019 VW Atlas offers blind spot monitoring and forward collision warning standard. That means you won’t have to pay extra for these safety features as every 2019 VW Atlas will have it included. Unfortunately for the Explorer, the standard model doesn’t offer you the opportunity to add this technology.

To learn more details about this hot SUV, visit us here at Karen Radley Volkswagen in Woodbridge, VA! We will be happy to show you one of our many Atlas models and tell you more about it.