2019 Volkswagen Atlas Vs. 2019 Honda Pilot
The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is a big beast perfectly suited to the American market. The SUV boasts a cavernous interior and generous cargo capacity, able to transfer your family on their next adventure in style. Intuitive infotainment tech keeps everyone happy on the road, and the satisfying, tight ride reminds you you’re piloting an expertly-crafted machine. This model year brings even more standard features along with the package.
The 2019 Honda Pilot is a worthy family hauler in its own right. With similar size and capability, how is one to choose between these two three-row vehicles? Let’s pit them head to head and see.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2019 Honda Pilot
|From $30,895||Starting MSRP||From $31,450|
|Up to 22 city / 26 highway mpg||Fuel Economy||Up to 19 city / 27 highway mpg|
|5,000 pounds||Towing Capacity||3,500 pounds|
|20.6 cubic feet, 96.8 with seat area||Cargo Volume||16 to 16.5 cubic feet, 82.1 to 83.9 with seat area|
|72 months/72,000 miles||Bumper to Bumper Warranty||36 months/36,000 miles|
|72 months/72,000 miles||Powertrain Warranty||60 months/60,000 miles|
|5 Star||Overall NHTSA Safety Rating||5 Star|
Better Value, More Capability on the 2019 Atlas
Among other things, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas boasts a lower starting price, higher towing capacity, and greater cargo volume than the 2019 Honda Pilot. The fuel-economy on the Atlas is also superior (24 combined mpg as opposed to 22 on the Pilot).
Both vehicles have the same great NHTSA safety rating, but the Volkswagen has a significantly longer warranty; twice as long, in the case of the Bumper to Bumper. And even though it has more cargo volume, it doesn’t sacrifice passenger space; the 2019 Atlas still has a few more inches of legroom in the third row than the 2019 Honda Pilot.
Standard Safety Features on the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
Standard safety features on the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and not on the 2019 Honda Pilot include:
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Cross-Traffic Alert
- Auto-Leveling Headlights
- Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
Other exclusive standard features include heated side mirrors and rain-sensing windshield wipers.