2017 Ford Explorer Sport VS 2018 VW Atlas Execline 3.6 FSI in Blainville
September 26 2017,
Are you currently looking for a full-size SUV in the Blainville area, between Laval and the St-Jerome region in the Laurentians, and don't know which one to bring home between the 2017 Ford Explorer Sport and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Execline? This comparative test will allow you to objectively make the right choice!
The 2018 Atlas is the answer to countless Volkswagen enthusiasts that dreamed about enjoying the typical Volkswagen driving experience while having all the room and comfort needed to travel with 7 passengers aboard with their luggage. With a maximum cargo capacity of 2741 litres (superior by far to the 2 314 litres of the 2017 Ford Explorer), and its third row of seats, all your rides will be a real pleasure. Then, Unlike the Atlas and its Volkswagen Digital Cockpit replacing the traditional dashboard clusters by a high-definition screen, the Ford Explorer Sport has a more conventional dashboard, which sets the 2018 VW Atlas as the new leader regarding technology in the Blainville region, between St-Jerome and Laval!
Price wise, the 2017 Ford Explorer and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Execline are similar, with $53 789 for the Ford versus $52 540 for the Volkswagen in the Blainville area, not far from St-Jerome in the Laurentians, and Laval on the Montreal's North Shore. However, the Ford is around $1,250 more expensive while featuring less equipment than the Volkswagen, with an optional panoramic sunroof for the Ford when it is standard in the 2018 Atlas Execline, which features also heated back seats. Hence, for any of your rides between Blainville and Laval or to the Laurentians near St-Jerome, you will enjoy upscale comfort with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Execline, contrary to the 2017 Ford Explorer!
|Characteristics||2018 Volkswagen Atlas Execline V6 3.6||2017 Ford Explorer Sport|
|Engine||3.6-liter V6||3.5-liter V6|
|Power||276 hp||290 hp|
|Torque||266 lb-ft||255 lb.-ft|
|Gearbox||8-speed automatic, Tiptronic with sport mode.||6-speed automatic.|
|Length||5.03 meters||5.03 meters|
|Maximum cargo space||2741 liters||2 314 liters|
Powertrain wise, the 2017 Ford Explorer and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas 2018 propose V6 engines with similar displacement (3.6 litres for the VW versus 3.5 litres for the Ford). While the Ford's motor is more powerful, it delivers less torque, with 255 lb-ft versus 266 lb-ft of torque for the 2018 VW Atlas Execline, which is essential when you want to pull your boat or trailer when you leave Blainville or Laval for your cottage in the Laurentians!
Hence, before going and seeing the 2017 Ford Explorer Sport at the Blainville's Ford dealer, come visit us at Volkswagen Lauzon Blainville to discover and test drive the brand new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas! You will have also the opportunity to discover the 2017-2018 Volkswagen lineup, and our current financing or leasing offers!