Volkswagen Atlas vs. Ford Explorer

Titanium Beige
VS
Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$25,244 - $28,031
$28,630 - $31,267

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.83 / 5
90 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
235 hp
280 - 290 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TSI I
3.5L Ti
2.3L I

Interior Features

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.3 in.
41.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.6 in.
39.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.4 in.
40.6 in.

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
117.3 in.
112.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.1 ft.
38.9 - 39.2 ft.

Width

Width
78.3 in.
78.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
Not Available
4443 - 4629 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
235 hp
280 - 290 hp

Torque

Torque
258 ft. lbs.
255 - 310 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 .lbs
2000 - 5000 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 .lbs
200 - 500 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.6 gal.
18.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 13 mpg
17 - 23 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
16 - 17 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
22 - 24 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Not Available
Optional

Safety Features

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Atlas
Ford Explorer

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Body Code

Body Code
S
Not Available

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
7
7

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 mpg.
18 - 22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 mpg.
16 - 19 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 mpg.
22 - 27 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs.
2000 - 5000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs.
200 - 500 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs.
2000 - 5000 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs.
200 - 500 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
2000 lbs.
2000 - 5000 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 - Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/121
2.3 L/140 - 3.5 L/213

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection - Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.59
4.48 - 4.58

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14
2.87 - 2.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95
1.84 - 1.91

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43
1.41 - 1.45

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.74 - 0.75

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99
2.88

Trans PTO Access

Trans PTO Access
No
Not Available

Transfer Case Model

Transfer Case Model
None
Not Available

Transfer Case Power Take Off

Transfer Case Power Take Off
No
Not Available

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3
8.1, 8.4, 8.8, 9.2, 9.8

Engine Oil Cooler

Engine Oil Cooler
None
Not Available

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Axle Type - Front

Axle Type - Front
Independent
Not Available

Axle Type - Rear

Axle Type - Rear
Independent
Not Available

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.60
Not Available

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.60
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18
P245/60HR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18
P245/60HR18

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 in.
18 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 in.
18 X 7.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.1 ft.
38.9 - 39.2 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel
Not Available

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.2 in.
12.8 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in.
12.8 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.6 gal.
18.6 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.3 in.
41.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
42.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
61.5 in.
61.5 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
58.2 in.
57.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.4 in.
40.6 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
37.6 in.
39.5 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
60.8 in.
61 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
58 in.
56.8 in.

Third Head Room

Third Head Room
38.3 in.
37.8 in.

Third Leg Room

Third Leg Room
33.7 in.
32 in.

Third Shoulder Room

Third Shoulder Room
54.9 in.
50.8 in.

Third Hip Room

Third Hip Room
45.1 in.
40.7 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
117.3 in.
112.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
78.3 in.
78.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
70 in.
70 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
67.2 in.
67 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
67.8 in.
67 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
96.8 ft³.
80.7 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
55.5 ft³.
43.8 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
20.6 ft³.
21 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81
Not Available

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
Atlas
Explorer

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Sport Utility
Intermediate Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
2.3 - 3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4 - 6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4