2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs 2020 Ford Edge SUV Comparison in Cerritos, CA

Looking for a powerful two-row SUV with a spacious interior and truly premium feel? We're proud to introduce the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport! Derived from the three-row Atlas, but given a sportier, sleeker look and a five-passenger interior, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is ideal for families in need of a more comfortable and capable crossover SUV. The 2020 Ford Edge also competes in this segment. But can it compete with the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport on value? Find out below where we've compared both models head-to-head.

Atlas Cross Sport Roof Rails

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Ford Edge: Exterior Design

With a similar size, shape and design philosophy, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport and 2020 Ford Edge are natural rivals. They're both two-row midsize SUVs that are a little bit more comfortable and spacious than smaller SUVs and crossovers. They also share a sporting style with a sloping rear roofline and a broad-shouldered stance. However, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport gives you a little bit more utility at the entry level with standard roof rails and heated side mirrors. That means it's easier to attach accessories like bike racks and surfboard carriers on the Atlas Cross Sport. You'll have to pay more for those options on the 2020 Ford Edge.


Atlas Cross Sport Digital Cockpit

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Ford Edge: Interior Features

Inside is where the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport really begins to stand apart from the Ford Edge. They both provide nearly identical legroom and passengers space, but the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport has noticeably more room for cargo! It's a better choice for families, road trips or stuffing with supplies for your next adventure.

Standard technology features are similar on both these SUVs, like a touchscreen multimedia system with standard Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Bluetooth® for your smartphone. However, only the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport offers an optional all-digital gauge cluster. The Volkswagen Digital Cockpit is a wide, high-definition and fully customizable video screen that replaces traditional gauges. You'll have so much more information, and you'll have it where it's most convenient. You can't get a video gauge cluster in the 2020 Ford Edge.

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Atlas Cross Sport Trailer Hitch

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Ford Edge: Performance & Drive

The entry-level Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport makes a bit less power than the Ford Edge, but it has a much more practical upgrade if you need it. For those who want the most towing power and the most responsive drive, upgrade to a V6-equipped Atlas Cross Sport and you'll get 276 horsepower, even more than the Ford Edge! The 2020 Ford Edge also offers a much more powerful engine on the ST trim, but that model will set you back a whopping $43,265 according to the MSRP. Instead, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport V6 SE has a starting MSRP of just $37,345. It also has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, which is 1,500 more than the 2020 Ford Edge ST.

Furthermore, promoting a smoother ride, every 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport comes with a multi-link rear suspension. That's only available on the costly ST trim level on the 2020 Ford Edge. And with variable power steering, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas requires less effort to maneuver in parking lots while proving better engagement with the road at speed. The 2020 Ford Edge has a typical rack-and-pinion power steering system.


Atlas Cross Sport Moonroof

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Ford Edge: Safety

When it comes to safety and driver assist technology, both these cars come with class-leading standard features. In addition to a full suite of airbags and passive safety tech, they both come standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring. Most other vehicles in this class will make you pay even more. However, there is a subtle difference: The rear cross traffic alert system in the 2020 Ford Edge provides audible and visual warnings only. In addition to detecting traffic behind you when reversing, the rear cross traffic alert system on the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport can provide braking support, stopping your vehicle automatically if a collision risk is detected. That's not available on the 2020 Ford Edge.


Atlas Cross Sport Side Badge

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Ford Edge: Capability

All-wheel drive is an available option on both these vehicles, but the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport gives you even more capability. Unlike the system on the 2020 Ford Edge, the VW Atlas Cross Sport and its 4MOTION® system comes with selectable drive modes, including a dedicated off-road mode. It also provides hill descent control. That means it's a better choice for exploring national parks and taking on rural dirt roads.

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With a starting MSRP of just $30,545, not only is the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport an even more versatile and capable choice than the entry-level 2020 Ford Edge, it's even a bit more affordable. We invite you to come take a look for yourself during your test drive! After all, the finer points of Volkswagen quality and german engineering are best experienced in-person.

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport2020 Ford Edge
$30,545Starting MSRP*$31,100
235Standard Horsepower250
21 MPG City / 24 MPG HighwayFuel Economy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Highway
5,000 PoundsMaximum Towing Capacity3,500 Pounds
Available UpgradeOff-Road Driving ModeNot Available
Available UpgradeHill Descent ControlNot Available
77.8 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume73.4 Cubic Feet
StandardRoof RailsAvailable Upgrade
StandardAuto-Dimming Rear-View MirrorAvailable Upgrade
Available UpgradeAll-Digital Gauge ClusterNot Available

*Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.