The new 2022 Ford Explorer is one of the greatest cars to drive on the current market for its vehicle class because of its powerful engines and nimble handling. Seats that are both comfortable and supportive can be found in the vehicle's cabin along with an intuitive technology package. Explore this midsize SUV and join us as we compare it to the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas, a class competitor.

Design & Style

A lot has changed in terms of the Ford Explorer's functionality throughout the years. High-quality materials and a comfortable seating arrangement are included in the design of the cabin. Travelers commute in three rows that are set to comfortably fit up to seven people. For those who like captain's chairs can enjoy them in the second row, reducing the seating capacity by one, making it easier to go to the back seats.

The Volkswagen Atlas may be large but it falls behind in terms of interior style. Its cabin looks simple without anything that is too extravagant. Most of its surfaces are trimmed with cheap plastics that are hard to the touch. The car can support five people on supportive seats. Leg and headroom are generous for taller people across both rows.

Technology & Safety

The Ford Explorer features a number of technological tools such as WiFi hotspot, an 8 inch touchscreen, satellite radio, six speakers, a pair of USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Safety devices of the car range from attentiveness monitor, MyKey functions (speed and audio limiter), parking sensors, rearview camera, lane departure and keep assists, blind spot monitoring, to pedestrian detection, and auto emergency brakes.

The Volkswagen Atlas come with several tech features like Apple CarPlay, 6.5 inch touchscreen, six speakers, digital cluster, USB ports, and Bluetooth. Safety tech of the car is made up of auto e-brakes, rearview camera, and rear traffic alert.


The Ford Explorer is a great vehicle choice for some good exploration. It can put out 300hp through its 2.3L turbo-four engine and can get an estimated EPA rating of 21 mpg for city and 28 mpg for highway.

The Volkswagen Atlas can make 235 hp from its turbo-four engine and return a gas mileage of 21 mpg and 25 mpg for city and highway.

The Bottom Line

The Ford Explorer is a fun-to-drive midsize SUV that offers well-balanced handling and powerful engine to ensure a comfortable ride can be enjoyed by travelers while on the road at all times. The car's interior is stylish and modern, with plush, supportive seats in every row. Through this combo of all the important aspects that make a good vehicle, the Explorer is a definite choice for you to consider.

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