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2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Blue Ford Explorer positioned next to white Volkswagen Atlas in comparison image

Just due to their fearless and venturesome demeanors, it makes sense why so many SUVs have names that evoke feelings of excitement and adventure. We want to introduce you to the Ford Explorer and Volkswagen Atlas today, two models that bring much to the table both in terms of title and performance. You know the drill; both of these SUVs have shown their ability to give you all the innovation and fun that you desire out of your daily drive, but only one can come out on top.

We know how important it is to be fully informed before you make your purchasing decision, especially when said choice revolves around an investment as important as the vehicle that’s by your side through thick and thin. With this, we’ve done some research on the Explorer and Atlas models, as well as what they have to offer for the 2018 model year. Join Kovatch Ford today as we help you decide which one is best!

2018 Ford Explorer 


2018 Volkswagen Atlas 

$32,140  Starting MSRP  $30,750 
3.5-liter V6 / 365 horsepower  Largest Engine / Horsepower  3.6-liter V6 / 276 horsepower 
19 miles per gallon city / 27 highway  Fuel Economy  22 miles per gallon city / 26 highway 
Seven Passengers  Interior Seating Capacity  Seven Passengers 

Test drive the 2018 Ford Explorer in Nesquehoning PA

Though the Explorer and Atlas both offer room for the same amount of people, if you’re looking for more interior space, the Atlas has its Ford counterpart beat (with 96.8 cubic feet to the Explorer’s 80.7 cubic feet), but if you’re in search of greater power and security for a roughly equivalent price, there’s no denying the 2018 Ford Explorer’s worthiness. Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive (with Terrain Management) comes standard with the Explorer, making it much more apt to handle the dirt, asphalt, sand or any other terrain you encounter. Along the way, the Explorer can take care of your connectivity needs with Alexa integration and SYNC® infotainment, and the most fitting cherry on top is its overall safety rating: 5 stars to the Atlas model’s 4 stars.

You‘re more than welcome to give our Kovatch Ford sales team a call if you‘d like to schedule a test drive of the 2018 Ford Explorer today; we’re always happy to get you inside and help you out with any questions you may still have about this legendary Ford vehicle and its capabilities!