A side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2018 Ford Edge

2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2018 Ford Edge

Crossover SUVs are among the most popular class of vehicle for almost every automaker operating in the country today. The latest release from Volkswagen shows strong evidence to be one of the best options available. Not only is the new VW crossover the automaker's first to be designed exclusively in the United States for American owners, but is also ready to take on the traditional crossover SUV powers. Comparing the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2018 Ford Edge shows just how much care VW has put into its newest model. In the short time it has been for sale at Spitzer Volkswagen, the 2018 VW Atlas has been given several awards by the industry's most important entities.

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has a few very distinct advantages over its 2018 Ford Edge competitor. Among the more glaring is the very noticeable disparity in available passenger seating capacity. Buyers of the 2018 VW Atlas will be able to have up to seven passengers riding with them, two more than what can be held inside of the current Ford Edge. Historically, the third-row in any crossover SUV has not been adult-friendly. Volkswagen engineers have largely solved this problem by actually redesigning the second row to be more adaptable to changing situations. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas can also be outfitted with the manufacturer's Digital Cockpit Display with allows drivers to customers to choose what information they see.

2018 VW Atlas 2018 Ford Edge
Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
Eight-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
Seven Passenger Capacity Five
5,000 lbs. Max. Towing 3,500 lbs.

Performance Specs: 2018 Atlas vs. 2018 Edge

Both the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2018 Ford Edge offer a turbocharged, four-liter engine as well as a more powerful V-6 for customers to choose from. Fans of the Ford Edge will point out that both of these powerplants offer more horsepower and torque than what the Atlas does. As true as that statement may be, it doesn't tell the whole story. Functionality is an unspoken element of that important equation. When properly equipped, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas can pull loads up to 5,000 pounds. This comes to about 1,500 pounds more than the maximum capability offered by the 2018 Ford Edge.

A front left quarter photo of a yellow 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
A rear left quarter view of a yellow 2018 Volkswagen Atlas in front of city skyline

An interior photo of the 2018 VW Atlas showing the steering wheel, center gauge cluster and infotainment system touchscreen
An interior cut-away photo of how much space is available for passenger inside of the 2018 VW Atlass