2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Ford Explorer

Large SUVs have grown to be quite the versatile models for many drivers, able to fit the bill as off-road adventurists and city-dwelling commuter vehicles all the same. Two of the best in today’s American market are the 2019 VW Atlas and 2019 Ford Explorer, each of which are bona fide superstars in the areas that matter the most to Americans. It’s because of this that they’ve become so popular in the Racine area, as both models can handle class-leading interior dimensions, strength, and durability. But which of these two icons is best suited for your drive style?

We want to help you answer that question today, so feel free to join Boucher VW as we show you the comparison info we’ve put together on the 2019 Atlas and Explorer - there’s a lot to love with both of these, but only one can come out on top!

2019 VW Atlas


2019 Ford Explorer


Starting Price


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

Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output

2.3-liter EcoBoost® Inline 4 / 280 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque

Up to eight passengers & 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space with seat area

Maximum Seating and Cargo Capacities

Up to seven passengers / 80.7 cubic feet of cargo space with seat area

Up to 5,000 pounds of towing / 1,495 pounds of payload

Towing and Payload Rating

2,000 pounds of towing / 1,259 pounds of payload


Test drive the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas at Frank Boucher Volkswagen in Racine WI

Nobody would debate the 2019 Explorer’s viability in America, as it offers leather-stitched comfort, great tech capacities, and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot for you and your passengers. But for a more comprehensive, convenient and controlled drive, the choice is clear - it’s Atlas or nothing.

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas comes standard with some of the best features on the market, including seven USB ports, a hands-free Easy Open power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, 480-watt premium audio system and many more. It also features the VW Car-Net phone app, which allows you to start your vehicle and adjust climate controls inside remotely, a surefire benefit for colder days. All the while, the 2019 Atlas is working to keep you safe in ways that the Explorer just can’t match, thanks to the following driver assistance technologies:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Light / Lane Assist
  • Area View
  • Park Assist
  • Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking
  • Many more!

Feel free to call our Boucher VW team today if you’d like to schedule a test drive of the 2019 Atlas - we’d love to get you inside!

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Silver VW Atlas driving on forested road
Steering wheel and touchscreen inside 2019 VW Atlas
Three seating rows in 2019 VW Atlas