2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Ford Explorer 

What catches your eye the most when you’re hunting for a new SUV? If you’re anything like us, you’re probably looking for high amounts of interior space, seating for all your friends and family to be comfortable inside, and all the power you need to get from place to place with good times attached. That’s the kind of value that you’re in line for with both the 2019 VW Atlas and Ford Explorer, two undeniable market leaders, and willing candidates for your next drive.  

Both of these SUVs are quite evenly matched, which could leave you wondering which one is best. That’s where we’d like to step in – our VW Franklin team has done some research on the 2019 Atlas and Explorer models, so join us below as we show you what each is capable of!  

2019 Volkswagen Atlas 


2019 Ford Explorer 


Starting MSRP  $32,365 

3.6-liter VR6 V6 / up to 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque 

Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output  3.5-liter V6 / 280 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque 
Seven or Eight Passengers / up to 96.8 cubic feet with seat area  Interior Seating Capacity / Cargo Volume  Seven Passengers / 80.7 cubic feet 
5,000 pounds / 1,495 pounds  Max. Towing and Payload Capacities  Up to 5,000 pounds / 1,259 pounds 


Test drive the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas at Boucher VW in Franklin WI 

The 2019 Atlas and Explorer are pure, raw performers as they stand, with each able to provide All-Wheel Drive capability, multi-terrain select, and smooth transmissions to the table. Still, there are definite ways in which the 2019 Atlas holds an upper hand. Most notably, the Atlas is much more refined, innovative and classy than the Explorer, as exemplified by its 480-watt Fender Premium Audio System, panoramic sunroof, and Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which gives you full access to every component of your ride. The 2019 Atlas is also able to provide maximum peace of mind in ways that the Explorer can’t, thanks to the wide array of safety and driver assistance technologies that it offers. Some of its best innovations include:  

  • Adaptive Cruise Control 
  • Park Assist 
  • Blind Spot Monitor 
  • Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking 
  • Rear Traffic Alert 
  • Many more! 

By now, it should be clear why the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is such a sought-after and coveted model in the American SUV landscape. Join the movement today by contacting our VW Franklin sales team and scheduling a test drive!