2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Ford Flex

2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2018 Ford Flex side by sideIt is getting tougher and tougher to find the right mid-sized SUV. There are dozens of vehicles in this class, each with their own distinct appearance, features and redeeming qualities. Luckily, we have compiled an in-depth comparison to see how the all new Volkswagen mid-sized SUV matches up with the latest SUV/station wagon hybrid from Ford. Continue reading for our 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Ford Flex comparison.

In order to guarantee that you are getting a fair and accurate comparison between these two SUVs, we will be comparing the same trim level of both vehicles. For both of these SUVs, it is the base trim, which are the two closest to each other in both price and features.

If you want to see how the appearance of the two vehicles compares, you can see both of them side by side in this picture. If you live or work in the Wakefield, Rhode Island area, and are already considering purchasing the 2018 VW Atlas, you can view our inventory of the SUV by clicking the link below.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas


2018 Ford Flex

24 mpg Combined Gas Mileage 19 mpg
8-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
72 mo/72,000 miles Bumper to Bumper Warranty 36 mo/36,000 miles
96.8 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Volume 83.2 cubic feet

Which Mid-sized SUV is the Best Choice?

These metrics make it very clear that the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is hands-down the more practical vehicle of the two. At a combined gas mileage of 24 mpg, as compared to 19 mpg for the Flex, the 2018 Atlas can save you tons of money in gas over the SUV’s lifetime.

Additionally, the 8-speed transmission in the 2018 Atlas, as opposed to the 6-speed for the 2018 Flex, means that the all new Atlas will be giving you a much smoother ride, and much easier acceleration than the 2018 Ford Flex will.

One of the most important specifications when looking at an SUV is total cargo space. At an impressive 96.8 cubic feet, 13.6 cubic feet more than the Flex, the 2018 Atlas is going to give you more than enough space to get the job done in nearly any situation imaginable.

Finally, the 72 mo/72,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty is one of the best in its class. They are not only promising that you can trust them as a brand, but a warranty this large proves that Volkswagen has the utmost confidence in its vehicles.

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