The latest lineup of full-size SUV models is already taking to the streets. That is where the 2018 Atlas has a slight advantage over the 2018 Explorer in a head to head comparison. While the Atlas is already out, the 2018 Explorer isn't expected until this fall. However, there are a number of features on the 2018 Explorer that make the wait worthwhile.
For 2018, the Explorer is getting some new color options and wheel designs. New colors such as Cinnamon Glaze and Burgundy Velvet will now adorn the SUV atop brand new wheel options. The 2018 Atlas also features sporty color options but with fewer advanced technologies than the 2018 Explorer.
|2018 Ford Explorer||vs||2018 Volkswagen Atlas|
|2.3L EcoBoost||Engine||2.0L Turbo|
|280 hp @ 550 RPM||Horsepower||235 hp @ 4500 RPM|
|2314 Liters||Cargo Volume||2741 Liters|
One of the most exciting updates to the 2018 Explorer is the addition of an embedded 4G modem incorporating a Wi-Fi hotspot. The 2018 Atlas allows for smartphone integration through its systems but nothing like the 10-device capacity of the Explorer.
Each SUV also comes with its own infotainment system equipped with various convenience features. With the 2018 Explorer SYNC Connect, drivers get more than diagnostic information and smartphone integration. The SYNC Connect system also comes with FordPass, the brand's tool for making payments, asking for help, finding useful information and more.
The 2018 Ford Explorer will be arriving at authorized Ford dealerships this fall. Reserve yours now with our Sherwood Ford team.