Compare the Volkswagen Atlas and Honda Pilot SUVs in Austin

The Volkswagen Atlas has taken the crossover market by storm. Offering drivers like you a ton of space, rugged good looks, your choice of two powertrain configurations, and a variety of standard features that make the competition cringe, this Volkswagen SUV is packed with most everything you could hope for in your next family-friendly vehicle. The Atlas offers more than many other three-row SUVs can lay claim to, and that includes the popular Honda Pilot. Don’t believe us? Read on to find out many of the key areas in which the Atlas has the Pilot beat.


  • The Volkswagen Atlas starts at $30,750. The Honda Pilot starts at around $30,900.
  • The standard engine in a new Honda Pilot is a 280-horsepower V6. The standard engine in a new Volkswagen Atlas is a 235-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder.
  • The Pilot only offers you one engine. The Atlas offers the standard choice, plus a V6 engine that makes 276 horsepower.
  • Looking for the most efficient vehicle? The Pilot is more efficient on the highway, with a ranking of 20 MPG city/27 MPG highway. The Atlas, meanwhile, gets 22 MPG city/26 MPG highway, making it more efficient around town.
  • The Atlas is a larger car overall. As a result you get more cargo space choosing it over the Pilot.
  • Are you a technophile? Then you’ll love the 8-inch infotainment system standard on the Atlas. Featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, this system not only has a larger screen but also more standard features than the 5-inch system that comes standard on the Pilot.
  • The Atlas and Pilot both come standard with backup cameras. Every Atlas also, however, comes standard with post-collision braking. Want more driver-assistance features? You can deck out either vehicle with plenty of them.


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