When you’re in the market for a new SUV to help you get the most out of your routine trips around the Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach areas, there are plenty of options to consider. But if you’ve reviewed your options, and you find yourself having to decide between the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2018 Ford Edge, which SUV makes the cut for you?

Deciding on your next SUV and being torn between two models is never easy, but luckily, our team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen is here to help you out. Our VW Atlas vs. Ford Edge comparison will focus on important factors like the interior space and comfort, audio entertainment and technology, and safety features. Learning the differences between these SUVs will help you for when it’s time to decide on the right one.

2018 VW Atlas vs 2018 Ford Edge Interior Space & Comfort

In terms of the respective interiors of both SUVs, there are some pretty glaring differences that you should be aware of. The Volkswagen Atlas features 153.7 ft3 of cabin space and offers three rows to accommodate seven passengers. The Ford Edge, on the other hand, only features 113.9 ft3 of space inside its cabin, and only has enough seating for five passengers. Both vehicles offer foldable rear seats which can allow you to maximize your total cargo space, and results in 96.8 ft3 of space in the VW Atlas, while the Ford Edge maxes out its total cargo space at 73.4 ft3.

Audio Entertainment & Technology

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2018 Ford Edge each feature 6-speaker sound systems and dashboard-mounted infotainment systems. The VW Atlas features a 6.5-inch touchscreen while the Ford Edge features a 4.2-inch display screen. Each vehicle features Bluetooth® hands-free phone and streaming, portable media connections via USB/auxiliary inputs, and a radio. The Volkswagen Atlas even features more in-depth smartphone syncing with the Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect, which provides you with ease and convenience when accessing your phone’s apps, contacts, and messages through the 6.5-inch touchscreen.

Safety Features

Each of these SUVs are equipped with advanced airbag systems that will adjust the inflation pressure of the airbags given the force of the collision as to not overinflate and cause unintentional harm. The Volkswagen Atlas even features exterior collision protection with a crash-optimized front end. This design implementation is to help absorb the brunt of the collision so passengers won’t feel the force.

The VW Atlas and Ford Edge both feature post-crash systems, with the Atlas featuring the Intelligent Crash Response System and the Ford Edge featuring the SOS Post Crash Alert System. Both of these systems will unlock the doors and activate the emergency flashers once the airbags are deployed. The system in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, on the other hand, provides further post-collision assistance by disabling the fuel pump and cutting off power to the engine.

2018 VW Atlas vs Ford Edge

Now that you’re a little more familiar with how the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2018 Ford Edge compare, you’re closer to seeing which SUV seems like the right pick for you and your passengers. While you learned of the several advantages that the VW Atlas has, you may want to continue learning more about the vehicle in order to be 100% confident with your decision. The best way to determine if a vehicle is right for you is through hands-on experience—like while taking the vehicle out for a test drive.

Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine is your destination in the Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach areas for a closer look at the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.

Contact our team today to be sure that it’s the right pick for you.