2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Honda Pilot

2019 Volkswagen Atlas


2020 Honda Pilot

Starting MSRP



5,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

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

City/Highway MPG

19 mpg city/27 mpg highway
96.8 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

83.9 cubic feet

Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot

Many Bethlehem drivers are in the market for a full-size SUV, but with so many options available, which is the best for your driving needs and budget? While you’ve been researching your choices, you’ve probably encountered the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and 2020 Honda Pilot. Both provide Allentown drivers with ample power and plenty of space, but the VW Atlas has a few unique advantages. Compare the new Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot to help you make a more informed decision.

VW Atlas vs. Honda Pilot: Price

The 2019 VW Atlas is the more affordable choice compared to the 2020 Honda Pilot. Because of this, you will likely have lower monthly finance or lease payments. Below is a sneak peek of the prices for the base model and highest trim level:

  • 2019 VW Atlas S: Starting from $30,895 MSRP
  • 2019 VW Atlas V6 SEL Premium w/ 4MOTION®: Starting from $48,395 MSRP
  • 2020 Honda Pilot LX: Starting from $31,450 MSRP
  • 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition: Starting from $49,620 MSRP

VW Atlas vs. Honda Pilot: Performance

Which SUV is better-equipped to handle your Stroudsburg commutes? Below, we have compiled the information on their engine specs and towing capacity:

  • 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: The fuel economy figures for each SUV are quite similar. The 2019 VW Atlas earns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/26 mpg highway, compared to the 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway earned by the 2020 Honda Pilot.
  • Towing Capacity: The Atlas can tow up to 5,000 pounds. For the Pilot to be able to tow that much, you need to upgrade to the optional AWD.

VW Atlas vs. Honda Pilot: Cargo Space & Features

The Volkswagen Atlas and the Honda Pilot also share a number of features including a rearview camera, USB ports, and a multi-function steering wheel. However, the features listed below are only found on the latest Atlas:

  • 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)

What’s even better? The Volkswagen Atlas interior has more room for passengers and cargo than the 2020 Honda Pilot. With the rear seats up, it offers 20.6 cubic feet of cargo space vs. 16.5 in the Pilot. If you fold the seats down, the Atlas SUV’s cargo area expands to 96.8 cubic feet. The max the Pilot has to offer is 83.9 cubic feet.

Find a Volkswagen Atlas for Sale at Young Volkswagen

If you would like to know more about all that the Volkswagen Atlas has to offer, do not hesitate to contact us at Young Volkswagen. You can set up a test drive today and hit the Easton streets in style. Remember to take a look at our new vehicle specials, as well as our Volkswagen Atlas lease options so you can save even more on your dream Volkswagen vehicle. You can also see what the experts have to say about the Atlas.

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