Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t worry about a stiff ride, although SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be an excellent bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide range of options, in order to pick and choose those are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs could be most of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2019 Ford Atlas. Coming off a redesign just this past year, the 2019 Ford Atlas is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to select from.
As has been the case for a time, you will get the 2019 Ford Atlas with a four-cylinder engine or a better V6, or you will get the miserly 2019 Ford Atlas Hybrid. On the highway, the 2019 Ford Atlas is comfortable and compliant. 2019 Ford Atlas also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2019 Ford Atlas with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2019 Ford Atlas offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you opt for one of the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to choose from across the way.
The 2019 Ford Atlas is as competent because they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content makes it supremely easy to drive. If you’re looking for something with a bit more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the 2019 Ford Atlas might you should be the sedan for you.
The 2019 Ford Atlas is the beds base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2019 Ford Atlas Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You are able to think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features found on the upper trim levels can be added to the low trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL speakers along with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2019 Ford Atlas stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is easy to fold down to fit longer items. You will find enough cabin storage options to make a lot of people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and you can find modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2019 Ford Atlas includes a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is simple to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so that the front seat do not need to be scooted all the way forward.