Volkswagen Atlas vs Honda Pilot

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Supplying comfortable interior design with true V6 power, it’s no wonder the 2019 VW Atlas and Honda Pilot are making such a big impression on drivers near Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg.

Perfectly suited for large families or drivers who enjoy having enough space to fit their busy life, the hardest question still left to answer: which midsize SUV is best for you?

To lend a hand, Faulkner Volkswagen created this Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot comparison. To see which SUV takes the top spot, continue reading and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Volkswagen Atlas vs Honda Pilot: Interior Space

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Interior

If their commanding silhouettes don’t already tip you off, a quick look behind the driver’s seat will reveal the cavernous interior space each SUV delivers. Each offer three wide rows of seating along with a remote power liftgate for easily loading and unloading their massive cargo areas.

Have your hands full and could use an assist? Simply wave your foot underneath the rear bumper of the VW Atlas to activate its hands-free easy open feature. Once loaded up and buckled in, you and the crew can stretch out over 153.7 cubic feet of passenger volume, which slightly outsizes the Pilot’s 152.9 cubic feet.

The VW Atlas also squeezes out 41.3 inches of headroom up front compared to the Pilot’s 40.1 inches. Same story goes in terms of legroom with the VW Atlas offering up 41.5 inches to the Pilot’s 40.9 inches.

Convenience and Comfort 

Taking the family road-trip to a new level, the VW Atlas offers up to three USB ports for easily connecting multiple devices along with a whopping 17 cupholders. Whether taking off on a mid-winter ski trip or late summer trip to the beach, everyone is guaranteed to arrive in perfect comfort thanks to its Climatronic® 3-zone automatic climate control system.

By comparison, the Honda Pilot also goes to great lengths to help take the edge off your daily drive by providing its own Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control system with rear-seat heater ducts. like the VW Atlas, the Pilot also offers an available panoramic roof though it doesn’t reach all the way back to the third row like on the VW Atlas.

Volkswagen Atlas vs Honda Pilot: Performance 

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

From the school drop-zone to the wide-open highway, each SUV offers a nimble ride with ultra- responsive handling.

Whether trekking rain, snow, or gravelly back roads, the VW Atlas maintains its sure-footed composure with help from its special 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive system. Easily toggle between four distinct drive modes to take on the day with confidence. Meanwhile, the Pilot offers its own, though slightly limited, Intelligent Traction Management system.

Where these two SUVs begin to depart is in their performance power. While the Pilot’s V6 engine puts up solid specs, it falls short of the VW Atlas in terms of overall torque power, something that’s especially important if you plan on hauling a boat or small trailer.

The VW Atlas also provides an efficient 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which can achieve 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Pilot doesn’t offer this option.

Volkswagen Atlas vs Honda Pilot: The Verdict

As the dust finally settles, it’s clear to see while both are outstanding SUVs, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas simply offers more bang for your buck over the Honda Pilot.

To see for yourself, visit Faulkner Volkswagen or go online to schedule a test drive around Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg!