2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Ford Explorer
2019 Volkswagen Atlas 2019 Ford Explorer
Starting MSRP *
  $30,895 $32,365
  258 lb-ft 255 lb-ft
  8-speed shiftable automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic

2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Ford Explorer

Serving Troy, MI

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2019 Ford Explorer are both well-equipped and capable SUVs with legions of fans. Suburban Volkswagen of Troy has arranged this side-by-side comparison to help you decide which SUV is perfect for you and your family. In this review, we will compare the appearance, exterior features and interior features of both the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2019 Ford Explorer.


The 2019 Atlas offers an imposing front-end appearance with a large grille and powerful LED lights. The sides of the Atlas show off large alloy wheels and aerodynamic lines. The rear of the Atlas has dual chrome tip exhaust and a body-color rear spoiler. Step inside the Atlas and you will find ample space for up to 7 passengers and convenient controls throughout the cabin. The 2019 Explorer features a sporty look with powerful LED headlights. The sides of the Explorer show off capable alloy wheels and 18-inch tires. The rear of the Explorer features a large rear window that offers great visibility. Inside the Explorer, there is room for up to seven passengers and comfortable seating. Both the Atlas and the Explorer offer a nice appearance inside and out. However, the Volkswagen Atlas offers a more dynamic and luxurious overall appearance versus the Ford Explorer.

Exterior Features

The 2019 Atlas gives you a great list of exterior features as standard. Every Atlas comes equipped with silver roof rails, power operated side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and heated side mirrors. Upper trim levels of the Atlas offers a hands-free open liftgate, side mirrors with memory features and 20-inch alloy wheels. The 2019 Explorer gives a number of capable exterior features. Every 2019 Explorer comes with daytime running lights, alloy wheels, roof rails, and rain-sensing wipers. Upper trim levels of the Explorer include 19-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, and a hands-free liftgate. Overall, the 2019 Atlas offers you more advanced exterior features than the 2019 Explorer.

Interior Features

The 2019 Atlas gives you an interior level of luxury and capability that goes above and beyond. Standard features include dual-zone climate control, a premium multi-color display, 6-way manual driver's seat, VW's Car-App Connect, Bluetooth technology, blind spot monitor and rear traffic alert. Upper trim levels of the Atlas give you 3-zone climate control, leather seating, remote start, and heated front seats. The 2019 Explorer comes with a number of capable interior features include dual-zone climate control, a leather steering wheel, USB ports, and an air filtration system. Upper trims levels of the Explorer come with leather seating, a heated steering wheel, power driver's seat, and a sunroof. Overall, the Atlas offers you more advanced and luxurious interior features than the 2019 Explorer.

Take a Test Drive

You can test drive the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas at Suburban Volkswagen of Troy today. Our friendly sales team will go steps beyond to give you an unforgettable buying experience. Simply call to schedule an appointment or stop by today. Don't wait. Due to increasing demand, our allotment of the Atlas is moving fast.

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* Starting MSRP of $30,895 for a 2019 Volkswagen Atlas S 2.0L TSI® with 8-speed automatic transmission. Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price. Model shown is a 2019 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SE with 4MOTION®, which has a starting MSRP of $37,295.