Comparison: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Ford Explorer

The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has just arrived!


It is more than just a three-row SUV.It is a family hauler. Whether you are taking the kids to school, to practice, to Disneyland or to the beach, the Atlas is designed for maximum space, comfort and versatility. Plus, it is all designed with the latest technology and superb German engineering you demand and deserve.


San Fernando Valley consumers are picky and want something that can do the commute and the shopping with ease. Our customers have been looking at the Ford Explorer in comparison to the all-new Atlas. Let us see how they stack up with each other.



2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL

V6 4Motion

2017 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD

Engine (Standard)

3.6 Liter V6 – 276 HP

2.3 Liter Turbocharged I-4 – 280 HP

Combined Fuel Economy

19 MPG

21 MPG

Curb Weight

4502 lbs.

4453 lbs.

Cargo Space (Second Row Seat Up)         

55.5cu. Ft.

43.9 cu. Ft.

Base Price





The real difference between the Atlas and the 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
  •         Extensive and longer warranty coverage


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 $30,500, the all new Volkswagen Atlas brings value for money to the table like none before.


You can see our inventory of the all-new 2018 Atlas at Volkswagen Van Nuys. Come for a test drive and check out our deals for this new member in the Volkswagen lineup.