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2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Ford Explorer

Over the last few model years, SUVs have enjoyed a huge boom in popularity. That means many companies are coming out with all-new SUV lineups to try to keep up with the newly heightened demand for the body style. Most of these all-new models are nothing to write home about, however. Others, though, like the Volkswagen Atlas, have taken the SUV segment by storm.</p>

<p>When the new VW Atlas debuted during the 2018 model year, it instantly jumped to the head of its class thanks to its impressive combination of power, fuel efficiency, interior space, dynamic drivability and comprehensive suite of advanced new features. And that segment domination has continued into the 2019 model year, as you’ll quickly learn in this 2019 Volkswagen Atlas versus 2019 Ford Explorer head-to-head comparison.

2019 Volkswagen Atlas


2019 Ford Explorer

276 HP & 266 lb-ft.

Standard V6 Power Ratings 290 HP & 255 lb-ft.

153.7 cubic-feet

Passenger Space 151.5 cubic-feet
20.6 cubic-feet Cargo Space (Seats Up) 21.0 cubic-feet
96.8 cubic-feet Cargo Space (Seats Down) 81.7 cubic-feet


What are the Advantages of the 2019 VW Atlas Lineup at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas CA?

The Ford Explorer has long been one of the most popular and beloved SUVs on the road. It’s rich history and long-standing legacy make it the perfect competition for a new SUV like the VW Atlas to go up against to make a name for itself. So, let’s see how the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas lineup fares going up against the 2019 Ford Explorer lineup.

As you can see in our comparison table above, the standard V6 power ratings of the 2019 VW Atlas lineup and the 2019 Ford Explorer lineup are pretty similar. The 2019 Explorer lineup holds a slight advantage in terms of horsepower, but the 2019 Atlas lineup holds the torque advantage. It’s also important to remember that while horsepower may be the rating most people look at due to name recognition, torque is actually the more important factor for SUVs, meaning the 2019 Atlas holds a very important advantage here.

The 2019 Atlas lineup also holds important advantages in terms of interior space – offering more passenger space and more total cargo space than the 2019 Explorer lineup.

For more on the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas lineup, please contact our staff here at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA.