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2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

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2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot



Are you shopping for a full-size SUV near Vienna? During your research, you’ve probably crossed paths with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2019 Honda Pilot. Both offer strong powertrains and spacious cabins, but the VW Atlas offers more of what Fairfax families want. Compare the new Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot below to decide for yourself!

VW Atlas vs. Honda Pilot: Price

The 2018 VW Atlas is less expensive than the 2019 Honda Pilot, meaning you’ll likely enjoy lower monthly lease payments with the Atlas. Here’s a quick look at their base-level and range-topping trims’ prices:

  • 2018 VW Atlas S: Starting from $30,750 MSRP
  • 2018 VW Atlas V6 SEL Premium w/ 4MOTION®: Starting from $48,740 MSRP
  • 2019 Honda Pilot LX: Starting from $31,450 MSRP
  • 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: Starting from $48,020 MSRP
2018 Volkswagen Atlas blue

VW Atlas vs. Honda Pilot: Performance

Which SUV offers the performance you need for your Alexandria commutes? Compare their specs below:

  • Engine: At the base level, the Pilot gets a 280-hp 3.5L V6 engine, while the Atlas gets a 235-hp 2.0L inline-4 engine.
  • MPG Ratings: Fuel economy is comparable. The 2018 VW Atlas earns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/26 mpg highway, while the 2019 Honda Pilot earns 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway.
  • Towing Capacity: The Atlas is the stronger tower with a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. The Pilot tows up to 5,000 pounds but only with optional AWD.
2018 Volkswagen Atlas side view

VW Atlas vs. Honda Pilot: Cargo Space & Features

Inside the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2019 Honda Pilot, you’ll find many of the same features, such as a rearview camera, USB ports, and a multi-function steering wheel. Only the VW Atlas, however, offers the following:

  • Roof rack
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability
  • 3 front power outlets
  • Optional Volkswagen Digital Cockpit (includes a 12.3-inch display with driver personalization and a wide map navigation view)

Additionally, the Volkswagen Atlas interior is more spacious than the Honda Pilot. With the rear seats up, it offers 20.6 cubic feet of cargo space vs. 16.5 in the Pilot. Folding the seats down expands the Atlas SUV’s cargo area to 96.8 cubic feet. You’ll get just 83.9 inside the Pilot.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas cargo

Find a Volkswagen Atlas for Sale at Stohlman Volkswagen in Tysons Corner!

Do you have more questions about the VW Atlas SUV’s features, such as its post-collision braking system and optional blind spot monitoring? Contact us to learn more about the Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot, and schedule a test drive near Washington D.C. and Reston. Be sure to browse our offers and incentives for Volkswagen Atlas lease and finance specials. Compare the Atlas to the Volkswagen Tiguan to learn more, or compare the latest VW SUV lineup side by side.

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