Volkswagen Atlas vs. Ford Explorer

The Volkswagen Atlas is our entry in a very important segment or our consumers – three-row SUVs. Families want these vehicles to get the kids across town to sports practice, for a trip out of town. They make great tailgate vehicles at Royals and Chiefs games!

With its great passenger and cargo space and 4Motion capabilities, the Atlas offer the right combination of comfort, versatility, technology and superb German engineering Kansas City customers demand and deserve.

Kansas City consumers are picky and want something that can take the family everywhere with ease, comfort, safety and offer great value too. Our customers have been looking at the Ford Explorer in comparison to the Atlas. Let us see how they stack up with each other.

 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SEL V6 4Motion2019 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD

Engine (Standard)

3.6 Liter V6 – 276 HP2.3 Liter Turbocharged I-4 – 280 HP

Combined Fuel Economy

19 MPG21 MPG

Curb Weight

4502 lbs.4453 lbs.

Cargo Space (Second Row Seat Up)

55.5cu. Ft.43.9 cu. Ft.

Base Price


What is the real difference between the Atlas and the Ford Explorer?

  • Better passenger space utilization for seven passengers
  • More expansive cargo area
  • Pure, honest V6 power!
  • Better value across the board
  • Excellent connectivity through Car-Net, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
  • German engineering and technology

The Atlas comes in three trim levels – S, SE and SEL, offering an array of standard equipment and safety features to keep it going through its paces. With a starting price of just $30,895, the all new Volkswagen Atlas brings value for money to the table like none before.

You can see our inventory of the Atlas at Bud Brown Volkswagen. Come for a test drive and check out our deals for this very remarkable and fantastic new addition in the Volkswagen lineup.