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2023 Ford Bronco vs. 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Review

Picture of the 2023 Ford Bronco

2023 Ford
Bronco

MSRP*: $32,295 to $73,780
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Picture of the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas

2023 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $35,150 to $52,340
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MPG - City 15 - 20 MPG 18 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 16 - 21 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 52.3 - 83.0 ft3 96.8 ft3
Engine
  • 275-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 315-hp, 2.7-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 418-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 276-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 275 - 418 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 3,340 - 4,500 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 173.7 - 198.9 in 200.7 in
Exterior Width 75.9 - 85.7 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 43.1 in
Rear 35.7 - 36.3 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 40.8 - 43.3 in
Rear 39.8 - 41.1 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Atlas than in the Ford Bronco, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Bronco offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Atlas, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Bronco, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Bronco is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Bronco is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford Bronco, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Atlas.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Atlas is clearly the choice over the Ford Bronco for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford Bronco and the Volkswagen Atlas.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Bronco transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Utility
The Ford Bronco has less seating than the Volkswagen Atlas, making the Volkswagen Atlas the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Bronco has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas.