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2019 Volkswagen Atlas in white

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

VS
2019 Honda Pilot in silver

2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

vs.

2019 Honda Pilot
$30,895

Starting MSRP

$31,450
235-hp

Horsepower

280-hp
5,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds with optional AWD
EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/26 mpg highway

City/Highway MPG

EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway
96.8 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

83.9 cubic feet

Looking to upgrade your Chicago commute with a full-size SUV? If so, you’ve likely come across the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and 2019 Honda Pilot. Powerful engines and roomy interiors are staples of both SUVs, but the new VW Atlas is more cost-effective and offers a few features not found on the Pilot. Compare the Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot below to make a decision!

Atlas vs. Pilot: Pricing

Whether you’re considering leasing or buying, the VW Atlas is the more cost-effective choice. You’ll likely have lower monthly Volkswagen Atlas lease payments or a lower car loan principal. Compare Atlas and Pilot prices below:

  • 2019 VW Atlas S: Starting from $30,895 MSRP
  • 2019 VW Atlas V6 SEL Premium w/ 4MOTION®: Starting from $48,395 MSRP
  • 2019 Honda Pilot LX: Starting from $31,450 MSRP
  • 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: Starting from $48,020 MSRP

Atlas vs. Pilot: Engines & Fuel Economy

When you compare the Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot performance, you’ll notice similar features and specs with a few differences here and there. See which SUV is right for your LaGrange drive:

  • Engine: The Honda Pilot LX comes with a 280-hp 3.5L V6 engine. The VW Atlas S features a 235-hp 2.0L inline-4 engine.
  • Fuel Economy: The 2019 VW Atlas earns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/26 mpg highway rating. The 2019 Honda Pilot, on the other hand, earns an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway rating.
  • Towing Capacity: At the base level, the Atlas tows up to 5,000 pounds. The Pilot can tow 5,000 pounds but requires optional AWD to do so.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas closeup of trunk name plate

Atlas vs. Pilot: Interior Features & Cargo Capacity

The Honda Pilot and Volkswagen Atlas interior features are similar and include USB ports, a rearview camera, and a multi-function steering wheel. Unlike the Pilot, however, the Atlas offers the following features:

  • 3 front power outlets
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability
  • Optional Volkswagen Digital Cockpit with a 12.3-inch display with driver-customizable settings and a wide map navigation view

You’ll also enjoy more cargo room inside the Atlas. The Honda Pilot offers 16.5 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 83.9 cubic feet with the rear seats down. The VW Atlas offers 20.6 cubic feet and 96.8 cubic feet, respectively.

Buy or Lease a Volkswagen Atlas for Sale at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside!

2019 Volkswagen Atlas in Shetland leather interior

In a Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot comparison, the VW Atlas emerges as the less expensive SUV with features and spare cargo room. Ready to take one for a test drive? Contact us to schedule your appointment near LaGrange and Naperville. We can also answer your questions about the VW Atlas vs. Hyundai Santa Fe!

 

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