2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2017 Ford Explorer in Santa Monica

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

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2017 Ford Explorer

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Choosing an SUV that can accommodate your family while still offering great performance can be difficult; however, with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, you’ll have a versatile cabin full of excellent tech for your commutes and trips. When put up against popular competitors like the 2017 Ford Explorer, you’ll find the new Volkswagen Atlas comes out on top. Compare the two popular models below before test driving the new VW Atlas at Volkswagen Santa Monica!

Unbeatable Comforts

When it comes to making sure everyone has what they need, only the new Volkswagen Atlas has what it takes to make sure all seven passengers enjoy the best in comfort and technology. As the driver, you’ll find trips easier with the available digital cockpit that allows you to customize important performance information on a sleek display, and VW Car-Net App-Connect lets you integrate your smartphone for easy communication and audio entertainment. The Fender Premium Audio System gives you a 480-watt surround sound experience so that even in the third-row you hear the best quality. With a maximum of 96.8 cu. ft. of storage space and easy-access third-row seating, you’ll be able to bring along all of your luggage and goods while organizing the seating to be best suited for you in any given ride.

The 2017 Ford Explorer offers an infotainment system that can't quite match that of the new Atlas — you’ll only have a 6-speaker audio system as standard equipment. Moreover, there’s only 80.7 cu. ft. of cargo space available — a huge difference when compared to the greater space in the VW Atlas. You also won’t have the option of a panoramic sunroof inside of the 2017 Ford Explorer, something that makes the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas an adventure on its own.

Performance Features

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine that develops 276-hp and 266 lb-ft of torque while allowing you 25 mpg highway** and 18 mpg city**. This edges out the new Ford Explorer’s V6 engine that only offers up to 24 mpg highway** and 17 mpg city**. You also can take control with an 8-speed automatic transmission with Sport Mode and Tiptronic for manual shifting, making the 2018 Volkswagen prepped for adventure and more than capable of taking on its towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. with ease.

Schedule a Test Drive of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

We have the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas available for a test drive today at 2440 Santa Monica Blvd. If you’d like to speak with a team member for more information or learn about our finance specials, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 855-728-5608 or leave a message online today. We can’t wait to show you how this SUV outshines the 2017 Ford Explorer and all other competitors!

**2018 EPA estimates not available at time of publication. See www.fueleconomy.gov for updated information. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.