Looking for a spacious midsize SUV that can tow a sizeable load? The 2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport from the new inventory at Sisbarro Volkswagen may be your cup of tea. This two-row crossover has ample cargo space and a comfortable ride for cruising in Las Cruces. The Ford Edge is around the same size as the Atlas Cross Sport, but it comes up short of the Volkswagen in some key areas. Read the following comparison to learn the difference.

Performance

Towing Capacity

If you like to camp out at Hidden Valley Ranch in Deming, NM, you’ll need an SUV that can pull an RV. The new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, so you can tow most campers or boats with it.

The new Ford Edge has a max tow rating of 3,500 pounds, so it may not be able to pull a larger RV.

Ride and Handling

The new VW Atlas Cross Sport has nicely weighted steering and reassuring brakes that make it surprisingly nimble around tight corners in El Paso, TX. Its independent suspension comfortably absorbs bumps and dips in the road for a relaxed ride on most streets.

The new Ford Edge doesn’t have particularly responsive steering, so it’s not quite as agile on curvy roads as the Atlas Cross Sport. While the Edge rides smoothly for the most part, ST models feature a stiff-tuned suspension that makes bumps in the road more noticeable.

Interior

Styling and Materials

The new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport has basic, uncluttered styling that gives it a premium vibe. It comes standard with attractive, easy-to-clean V-Tex leatherette upholstery, but genuine two-tone Vienna leather seats are available.

The new Ford Edge comes standard with cloth upholstery. Its drab design and unimpressive materials give it a dated feel. Higher Edge trims have leather upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, but you have to pay more to add them.

Cargo Room

People in Silver City, NM who bring a lot of luggage or sports equipment in their SUV will prefer the new VW Atlas Cross Sport. It has 40.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 77.8 cubic feet of room when the back seats are folded.

The new Ford Edge has 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 73.4 cubic feet with the back seats folded down. It’s a decent amount of room, but less than the Atlas Cross Sport.

Technology

Infotainment System

It’s a breeze to operate the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport’s infotainment system while you’re driving through Las Cruces. It has simple menus, crisp graphics, and well-placed buttons and knobs that make it easy to control while you’re on the road.

The new Ford Edge has a fairly user-friendly system, but it’s too reliant on the touch screen. It can be difficult to accurately hit the on-screen icons you want while driving the Edge.

Safety

Driver-Assist Features

Both the new VW Atlas Cross Sport and the new Ford Edge have many standard advanced active safety features. El Paso, TX drivers will appreciate that the Atlas Cross Sport offers road sign recognition and a surround-view parking camera system as options.

The new Ford Edge doesn’t offer a surround-view parking camera system or road sign recognition.

Contact Sisbarro Volkswagen to Set Up a Test Drive in the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is a roomy midsize SUV with straightforward tech features and composed handling. Sisbarro Volkswagen has a wide range of Atlas Cross Sport models for sale near Deming, NM. Contact us to reserve a test drive in one today.

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