Volkswagen Atlas vs Honda Pilot
If you’re looking for a new family-friendly SUV, you’ve probably come across tons of options on the market, like the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2018 Honda Pilot. And with so many options comes endless information, which is where this vehicle comparison can help!
Our team at Volkswagen Lee's Summit has put these two great vehicles side by side, to show our drivers in Lee’s Summit, Olathe, and Overland Park which option will work best for their individual lifestyle.
In this comparison, you’ll find out about the interior space, engine options, and safety features offered in the Atlas and Pilot, so you can decide for yourself what’s important in your next SUV purchase.
Atlas vs Pilot: Interior Space & Technology
Both the 2018 Atlas and Pilot offer awesome interior space for their passenger. Three rows come standard in both, with plenty of legroom for even your tallest riders. The Atlas shows off 33.7 inches of space to stretch out in the last row, while the Pilot follows with 31.9 inches of legroom.
If its cargo space that has your concern, the Atlas lead in this category, offering an impressive 96.8 ft³ with the seats down; the Pilot comes in second with 83.9 ft³. Even when you need to keep the seats up, the Atlas still shows off 20.6 ft³ behind the last row, while the Pilot still follows with 16.5 ft³.
The 2018 Atlas and 2018 Pilot both come standard with an infotainment system via an 8-inch touchscreen, along with Bluetooth® connectivity. So even on your longest drives, you’ll have access to your favorite tunes and apps.
Atlas vs Pilot: Power & Performance
If you’re looking for the ultimate power and performance, you can’t go wrong with either the Atlas or the Pilot. Both come standard with V6 engines that produce at least 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.
The Atlas and Pilot are neck and neck when it comes to fuel economy, as well. The Atlas achieves an EPA-estimated 22 city/26 highway MPG1, while the Pilot offers an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG2. So, with either pick, you’ll be bypassing the rest stops on the way to your next family vacation.
And if you’re looking for hitch up the boat or trailer with you on your next family vacation, you can’t go wrong with the Atlas or Pilot. Both can pull up to 5,000 pounds, which is an impressive towing capacity for their class.
Staying Safe in the Atlas and Pilot
When it comes to the most advanced safety features, the Atlas and Pilot have it going on. With a standard rearview camera in both, plus post-collision braking standard in the Atlas, you’ll feel like you have an extra set of eyes while on the road. Other available features include:
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Forward Collision Warning
- Lane Departure Warning
2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Honda Pilot: The Results
Both the 2018 Atlas and 2018 Pilot are great choices when considering your next family vehicle. However, with the MPG rating, and the extra interior and cargo space in the Atlas, we think this one is worth a test drive!
If you would like to learn more about the 2018 Atlas, contact us at Volkswagen Lee's Summit today! We proudly serve the areas of Lee’s Summit, Overland Park, and Olathe, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions about the Atlas, or our dealership.