Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot
Volkswagen Atlas
Honda Pilot
At a Glance: VW Atlas vs. Pilot

By blending practicality with comfort, the Volkswagen Atlas and the Honda Pilot have made a big impression on drivers near New Port Richey, Holiday, Trinity, and Clearwater, FL. Do you want to determine which SUV is best for you and your family? We’re here to help!

The team at Volkswagen of New Port Richey has crafted this Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot comparison to compare their performance, interior space, and comfort. Let’s get started!



96.8 cu. ft. | 87 cu. ft.
VW Atlas vs Pilot


41.7" | 41"
VW Atlas vs Pilot


266 lb-ft | 262 lb-ft
VW Atlas vs Pilot
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Volkswagen Atlas

SUVs, like the VW Atlas and the Honda Pilot, are built for families like yours. That means they come with comfortable seating and plenty of wiggle room if you decide to add another bundle of joy to the family. Plus, they’re each equipped with a generously sized cargo space so you can bring along all the essentials as well as the additional items you pick up along the way.

Easy Cabin Access

Have your hands full and could use an assist? Simply wave your foot underneath the rear bumper of the Volkswagen Atlas to activate its available hands-free Easy Open rear liftgate. You’ll be able to put your items away without placing a single item on the ground.

Exactly how much can you load into each of these family SUVs? In the VW Atlas, you’ll have 20.6 cubic feet in the trunk and a maximum cargo capacity of 96.8 cubic feet with the seats folded down. This easily outsizes the Pilot, which offers 18.6 cubic feet in its trunk and a maximum of 87 cubic feet.

Room for Your Crew

The VW Atlas also squeezes out 41.3 inches of front headroom for its driver and front-seat passenger. Spread out and get comfortable, too, with 41.7 inches of front legroom in the VW Atlas.

Meanwhile, the Honda Pilot offers a tighter squeeze with 40.5 inches of front headroom and 41 inches of front legroom.

Volkswagen Atlas

When you’ve got a family vacation planned, you need a vehicle that keeps you connected and entertained. After all, you want to avoid your kids getting restless on the long hauls. Fortunately, both the VW Atlas and the Honda Pilot are built with impressive infotainment suites to help take “Are we there yet?” out of question for good.

Modern Conveniences

If you want to take the family road trip to a new level, the VW Atlas has your back. Its standard Volkswagen Digital Cockpit upgrades your driving experience with its high-resolution display. On this digital instrument cluster, you can view all your valuable information, such as:

  • Navigation directions
  • Safety system alerts
  • Driving data

No matter where you’re going, you’ll experience crystal-clear views ahead.

Meet Your Virtual Copilot

If you upgrade to the available Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro, you’ll have 21 viewing options and a larger 10.25-inch fully configurable display. Use App-Connect® to effortlessly sync up your compatible smartphone to the infotainment system of your Volkswagen Atlas.

As for the Honda Pilot, it offers similar infotainment features, such as Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and HondaLink®. However, it doesn’t offer a comparable system to the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit.

Volkswagen Atlas

From the school drop-off lane to the wide-open highway, each SUV offers a nimble ride with ultra-responsive handling. If maneuverability is your cup of tea, you’ll love what you find here. Both the VW Atlas and the Honda Pilot make every drive dynamic and add strength to your family vacations. Are you ready to take the helm?

Stability on All Roads

Whether traveling through rain, sleet, or gravelly back roads, the Volkswagen Atlas maintains its sure-footed composure with help from its available 4MOTION® all-wheel drive (AWD) system with Active Control. Easily toggle among four drive modes to take on the day with confidence.

Meanwhile, the Pilot offers its own AWD system as well as Drive Modes to help you tailor your drive to you.

Potent Power

While the Pilot’s V6 engine churns out decent power, it falls short of the Volkswagen Atlas in the torque department—power that’s especially important if you plan to haul a boat or a small trailer.

You can see below the difference in their power:

  • VW Atlas: 266 lb-ft of torque
  • Honda Pilot: 262 lb-ft of torque

The VW Atlas also provides an efficient 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which delivers 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Pilot doesn’t offer another engine.

Take Charge in the VW Atlas!
Volkswagen Atlas

As the dust finally settles over this Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot comparison, the answer appears. It’s clear to see that while both models are outstanding SUVs, the Volkswagen Atlas reigns supreme with its spacious interior, high-end technology, and potent power. Are you ready to get behind the wheel today?

If so, you know who to call. To see this impressive ride firsthand, visit Volkswagen of New Port Richey. You can also go online to schedule a test drive around New Port Richey, Holiday, Trinity, and Clearwater, FL.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new VW Atlas for yourself are conveniently available right here online.