Volkswagen Atlas vs Honda Pilot

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The Volkswagen Atlas and Honda Pilot are heavyweights in the SUV market. The Atlas is all-new for 2018 and rocks SUV shoppers with massive room for the entire family and a versatile driving experience for a vehicle of its size. The Pilot, on the other hand, was completely redesigned for 2016, while the 2017 version is basically a carryover. Many experts in the SUV world rank the Pilot lower than the Atlas, although there are those that put them on equal footing.

The SUV class is filled with fine brands and models, featuring competitors like the Toyota Highlander and the Kia Sorento. The new Atlas, however, sits atop the pack and the Pilot trails a few levels behind.

The Atlas Out-Performs the Pilot in a Side-By-Side Comparison of Engine Power

The monstrous VW Atlas is powered by the Volkswagen 3.6-liter V6 engine that provides 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. While that’s slightly less powerful than the Honda Pilot’s engine, the Atlas offers a lot more torque. It also comes with innovative driving modes that deliver improved efficiency, sports capability, and better handling and engine response to suit your driving needs and desires. The Atlas is equipped with an advanced AWD system—4MOTION—with four driving modes to match road conditions, giving it the upper hand over the Pilot. And thanks to its direct engine technology and 8-speed transmission, the Atlas is capable of 17 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway, for 19 mpg combined which is impressive given its size.

Spacious Accommodations Make the Atlas the Choice for the Discerning Buyer

When it comes to interior accommodations, the VW Atlas for sale can comfortably seat seven passengers while the Honda Pilot offers seating for eight. But while the Atlas lags in the number of seating, it more than makes up for additional space and cargo room. If you fold down the third-row seat, you will instantly gain access to 55.5 cubic feet of space inside the Atlas while the Pilot can only bring in 46.8 cubic feet in the cargo area. If you fold both second and third-row seats, the Atlas can provide a whopping 96.8 cubic in comparison to the Pilot’s 83.9. The cabin of the Atlas is also fully equipped with luxury features to enhance your driving experience, including comfort and convenience amenities, smart driver-assist systems such as the blind spot monitor and rear traffic alert, and advanced technology and connectivity systems, like the App Connect smart plug technology.

Advanced Technology in the VW Atlas Gives You Total Control over Your Ride

Both the Atlas and Pilot provide Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, but the Volkswagen smart combination of touch-screen and hard buttons offers seamless use to its built-in infotainment system compared to the Pilot’s pure touchscreen system. The VW new digital gauge cluster is packed with information and simply looks stunning no matter how many times you look at it. Every button and control is made with the user’s convenience and ease of use in mind, giving the VW Atlas an automatic win for ergonomics. In addition, the audio quality in its upgraded Fender audio system is better than the Pilot’s.

Find a Brand New VW Atlas for Sale at Durham Volkswagen for a Great Price

If you’re looking for a VW Atlas for sale, you can drive just a couple miles down the road and visit Durham Volkswagen. Experience a family-oriented dealership with a staff that seeks to make you feel right at home. And take advantage of the Lifetime Warranty offered on every new vehicle sold. Call Durham Volkswagen today at (919) 493-7411 to schedule a test drive, or come in and visit at 3823 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. to check out the current inventory available.