New 2018 VW Atlas, Austin, TX 

Compare the Volkswagen Atlas and Honda Pilot SUVs in Austin

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If it's space, cargo capacity, and a vast array of premium features and amenities you crave, then a family-friendly crossover SUV is likely your ideal ride-of-choice. And if that's the case, then you've probably already heard of the Volkswagen Atlas. This versatile three-row crossover SUV has everything you need - and everything you want - to travel around Round Rock. Compare it to other crossovers, and you'll see just how much the Atlas has to offer.

Competitively Priced

The Volkswagen Atlas starts at $30,750. The Honda Pilot starts at around $30,900. Though this puts the Volkswagen at an advantage to the Pilot where price is concerned, this Volkswagen SUV doesn't skimp on features. In fact, the Atlas offers a lot of standard fare that the Pilot either doesn't or offers only as options, like a panoramic sunroof.

Performance and Efficiency

The Honda Pilot comes equipped with a standard 280-horsepower V6 that will get you where you need to go with added "oomph". The Volkswagen Atlas, though it comes standard with a 235-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, also is available with a beefy V6 engine that makes 276 horsepower - just four short of the Pilot. On the efficiency front, with standard engines, the Pilot gets 20 MPG city/27 MPG highway, while the Atlas gets 22 MPG city/26 MPG highway.

Interior Space

Both the Pilot and Atlas have ample space to take several passengers and their cargo with you wherever you go. That being said, the Atlas offers more cargo space overall, whether that's with the rear seat down or up, or all seats down. So if hauling luggage or cargo is a primary concern, the Atlas is the SUV for you.

Infotainment and Connectiviety

The Honda Pilot can't quite compete with the Volkswagen Atlas insofar as technology and infotainment are concerned. The Atlas boasts a large 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. However, the Pilot gets a system that is user-friendly, but only offers a 5-inch screen. What's more, features like Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ are optional.

Safety Features

Both SUVs come with standard rearview cameras, with the camera in the Pilot having a multi-angle feature. The Atlas, though, gets standard post-collision braking - a handy feature that helps your Atlas stop after you've been in a collision to prevent further damage to both you and your vehicle. Want more active safety features? You can choose from options like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot-monitoring, lane departure warning, and more in either crossover.


The Volkswagen Atlas Vs. The Mazda CX-9

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Growing families looking to upgrade from their daily drivers to a sleek new SUV should consider the Volkswagen Atlas, especially if they seek to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. At a more budget-friendly base price point, improved performance specs, and more cargo capacity than the Mazda CX-9, it's a clear choice why drivers are in love with the new Volkswagen Atlas.

Competitively Priced

Thrifty car shoppers will find a new Volkswagen Atlas appealing with it's $1300 lower MSRP at the base trim level. Giving you enough money for that summer road trip you've been planning with the family, or enough to upgrade with a few accessories to make loading up the bikes, extra cargo, or even hitching up the boat a snap! Even at higher trim levels, you'll find these two SUVs to be competitively priced, making the Volkswagen Atlas a market front-runner.

Engine and Performance Specs

The New Volkswagen Atlas not only comes with a base level Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 Liter engine, but can be upgraded to a 3.6 Liter V6 with 276 horsepower. This extra horsepower gives you the ability to increase your towing capacity, which can really come in handy when the kids are heading off to college, or when you find yourself with a free weekend, beautiful weather, and you're looking to tow the family camper out to your favorite spot. The Mazda CX-9 on the other hand, only allows you the standard 2.5L engine with 227 horsepower, keeping those weekend excursions a little more tame than most would like.

Interior Space

With all of the possibilities associated with your new SUV, you might be concerned about space, as most growing families are. When you choose a new Volkswagen Atlas, you'll find yourself with more cargo space than the competing Mazda CX-9, in fact, with the rear seats folded down you'll find yourself with around 25 more cubic feet of cargo space, and even with the rear seats filled, you'll find the VW Atlas provides 17 additional cubic feet of cargo carrying flexibility than a new Mazda CX-9.


Have Questions? Ready for a Test Drive? Contact Us Today!

We could go on for days about the Atlas' accolades for drivers like you from Cedar Park, Georgetown and beyond. But the best way to figure out if this Volkswagen model is the right vehicle for you or your family is to take one for a test drive today! Give us a call today and we'll arrange a convenient time for you to come take this Volkswagen model for a spin!