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Volkswagen Atlas vs. Ford Edge

When comparing the Volkswagen Atlas to the Ford Edge, the Volkswagen Atlas has the advantage in the area of interior volume. The Ford Edge has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, overall quality score and base engine power. The Volkswagen Atlas and Ford Edge have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Volkswagen Atlas versus the Ford Edge, the Ford Edge is a better car than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Volkswagen Atlas versus Ford Edge Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Volkswagen Atlas ranges from $27,235 to $41,000 while a used Ford Edge from the same model year range is priced between $22,354 to $36,995. For a new model, the Volkswagen Atlas's price is between $37,663 and $54,449, with the Ford Edge priced between $37,540 and $51,425.

Volkswagen Atlas versus Ford Edge Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Volkswagen Atlas is 7.6 out of 10 while the Ford Edge's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the Volkswagen Atlas being ranked 15 out of 25 Best Midsize SUVs and the Ford Edge being ranked 12 out of 25. Out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs, the Volkswagen Atlas is ranked 61 and the Ford Edge is ranked 21.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Volkswagen Atlas’s base engine makes 235 horsepower, and the Ford Edge base engine makes 250 horsepower. Both the Atlas and the Edge are rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 465 and 518 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Volkswagen Atlas has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room and rear shoulder room. The Ford Edge has the advantage in the areas of front leg room, rear leg room and trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Ford Edge has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Volkswagen Atlas and the Ford Edge have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Ford Edge has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Volkswagen Atlas

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,663 - $54,449

Used Asking Price:

$27,235 - $41,000

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.4%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,540 - $51,425

Used Asking Price:

$22,354 - $36,995

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.6 / 10

Reliability:

5.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

6.7 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 25
8 / 31
12 / 25
14 / 61
15 / 31
15 / 25
16 / 25
20 / 31
22 / 31
33 / 61
37 / 61
48 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 61
10 / 25
11 / 25
12 / 25
12 / 15
17 / 28
17 / 25
21 / 61
35 / 61
47 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

Ford’s two-row Edge offers Ford fans a second midsize crossover SUV choice. The Edge is larger than the Escape but smaller than the Explorer. Many might say it is “right-sized.”

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Excellent Performance ST trim
  • Impressive safety tech on newer models
  • Perfect balance of manageable exterior size and roomy interior

  • No green (hybrid/electric) trim available
  • Overdue for a full redesign

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

SEL 4Motion, V6 SEL 4Motion, SE, V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4Motion, SE 4Motion, V6 SE 4Motion, V6 SE, V6 SEL R-Line Black 4Motion

Trim Levels

ST, SE, SEL, ST-Line, Titanium

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

235 hp @ 5400 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.055 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

280 foot-lbs @ 3000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 25 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

391 / 465 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 28 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

370 / 518 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

60.8 inches

Cargo Space:

20.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

96.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

174.6 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.6 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

60.5 inches

Cargo Space:

39.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

73.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

153.1 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4261 lbs

Width:

78.4 inches

Height:

70.1 inches

Length:

200.7 inches

Wheelbase:

117.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4126 lbs

Width:

85.8 inches

Height:

68.3 inches

Length:

188.8 inches

Wheelbase:

112.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P245/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

245/60R18