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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,515
Invoice
$33,479
Average Price Paid
$33,017
696 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
MSRP
$30,895
Invoice
$29,628
Average Price Paid
$28,227
75 listings nationwide

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

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
Fair Price
$33,750
Good Price
$32,102
Great Price
$31,159
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
Fair Price
$29,083
Good Price
$27,681
Great Price
$26,880

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,477
1 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,254

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
George Kennedy Preview:

The midsize SUV market is rife with competition. The SUV that started it all nearly 30 years ago was the Ford Explorer. Keeping the Explorer relevant in the modern SUV market is no eas...

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.

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Honda Pilot worse.
"It looks aggressive and looks like a range rover."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Honda Pilot worse.
"The looks and style of the 2019 Explorer are amazing. It looks great with their headlights, and all of their trims. It has a lot of good tech, and has many class leading features."
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
30
writes:
Even though has little less hp it still has plenty of power. The easiest SUV drive handling I have experienced...

Specs

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.6 gal 18.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.6:1
Displacement
2,300 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 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 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 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 42.9 in 45.1 in
Back Legroom 39.5 in 37.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 21 cu ft 20.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,531 lbs 1,213 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.3 in 198.3 in
Width 90.2 in 78.3 in
Height 71 in 70 in
Wheelbase 112.8 in 117.3 in

Available Options

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White

Option Packages

  • Engine: 2.3L I-4 Ecoboost
  • Running Boards - Black
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package
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

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

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