2019 Volkswagen Atlas Vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

White 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and red 2019 Honda Pilot drive down different highways. A diagonal line separates the two vehicles, with a "VS" logo in the center.

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.