2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2018 Honda Pilot side by side in a competitive image

Larger families looking for plenty of interior space may be able to find their match with one of these bold crossovers. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas was all-new for the 2018 model year and offers seven-passenger seating and a six-year, 72,000-mile warranty that provides premium peace of mind for shoppers. The 2018 Honda Pilot is a returning model that is available with seven- or eight-passenger seating. While both of the models in this 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Honda Pilot comparison can offer valuable features and practical driving, we like the many quality standard features that the all-new Atlas offers. For example, it comes standard with the Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect system, which allows advanced smartphone connectivity, including via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Shoppers must opt for one of the upper trims of the 2018 Honda Pilot to get these features with the infotainment system.

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Honda Pilot
$30,750 Starting MSRP $30,900
22/26 mpg Base Mileage (city/highway) 19/27 mpg
276 hp, 266 lb-ft V-6 Engine Output 280 hp, 262 lb-ft
Standard VW Car-Net App-Connect and Bluetooth Smartphone Connectivity Bluetooth (Standard), Apple CarPlay/Android Auto(available)

Engine Options on the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

When it comes to engine options, the Volkswagen crossover also offers more choices in this 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Honda Pilot comparison. The 2018 Atlas comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated for up to 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque with premium fuel, which offers attractive gas mileage. A bold 3.6-liter V-6 is also available that boosts that power to 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. In contrast the 2018 Honda Pilot is available with a single V-6 engine option rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque.

Other attractive features in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas include a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system (in contrast to the 5-inch LCD screen standard on the 2018 Honda Pilot LX), dual-zone climate control, Engine Braking Assist, and an Intelligent Crash Response System perfect for getting help to a vehicle in a timely manner in an emergency.

For more information on the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas in the Daphne AL area, or even to test drive one of these bold new crossovers, contact Team Gunther Volkswagen today.


side view of a yellow 2018 Volkswagen Atlas with a background of a city
front two rows of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
steering wheel and infotainment system of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
rear view of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas with a city background