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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,765
Invoice
$33,722
Average Price Paid
$33,410
11 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
MSRP
$30,895
Invoice
$29,628
Average Price Paid
$26,628
684 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Fair Price
$33,983
Good Price
$32,953
Great Price
$32,365
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
Fair Price
$27,400
Good Price
$25,951
Great Price
$25,122

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,619
7 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,982
16 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The midsize Ford Explorer has been around for nearly 30 years and was most recently redesigned in 2011. That year the SUV traded its truck-based construction and straightforward, uprig...

2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

Volkswagen’s 3-row Atlas SUV is a core part of the brand’s strategy to reclaim a wholesome image. Volkswagen introduced this family-friendly vehicle in 2018. It carries over unchanged....

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
No User Reviews
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
60
writes:
Even though has little less hp it still has plenty of power. The easiest SUV drive handling I have experienced...
230
writes:
I wanted to like it. I almost bought it. I love the size. The handling is good. The power is ok, but there...
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 Subaru Ascent Touring 7-Passenger AWD worse.
"The Subaru has a lot of cargo capacity but the Atlas is the clear winner here."
Family Car Ranked 2019 Subaru Ascent Touring 7-Passenger AWD better.
"Luxury. Ergonomics. Handling. Performance. Offroad. Ride. Amazing ride and so quiet. Build-quality. Design."
writes:
Lots of space in all three rows and for cargo. Felt larger to drive than it is. Steering a little twitchy

Specs

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
20 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
27 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.2 gal 18.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10:1
9.6:1
Displacement
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 43 in 45.1 in
Back Legroom 39 in 37.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.2 cu ft 20.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,213 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.8 in 198.3 in
Width 89.3 in 78.3 in
Height 69.9 in 70 in
Wheelbase 119.1 in 117.3 in

Available Options

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Fortana Red Metallic
  • Pacific Blue Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Terra Brown Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Side Steps (Set Of 2)
  • Accessory Towing Kit

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