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 or even 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 offers 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.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas S V6 with 4Motion

2020 Ford Explorer XLT AWD

Base Price $34,095 $38,675
Engine 3.6 Liter V6 – 276 HP/266 lb-ft torque 2.3 Liter Turbocharged I-4 – 300 HP/310 lb-ft torque
Transmission AUTOMATIC – STANDARD AUTOMATIC – STANDARD
Fuel Economy (EPA Estimated City/Hwy) 17 MPG/23 MPG 20 MPG/27 MPG
Ground Clearance 8.0 inches 7.9 inches
Cargo Space (Second Row Seat Up/Down) 55.5 cubic feet/96.8 cubic feet 47.9 cubic feet/87.8 cubic feet
All-Wheel Drive STANDARD ON S V6 w/4MOTION MODEL AVAILABLE

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.

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