2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Honda Pilot: Features, Specs & Trims

In this fight of mid-size, 3 row Sport Utility Vehicles, it is the new kid (Atlas) versus old dependable (Pilot). The Pilot has been around for 17 years and is Honda’s largest Sport Utility Vehicle. The ’19 Volkswagen Atlas is a brand new Sport Utility Vehicle and also like it’s rival, it’s the largest SUV offered by Volkswagen. The Atlas plugs the large SUV hole left when Volkswagen stopped building the Toureg back in ’17. The brand-new, upgraded styling and outstanding tech offerings should help the Atlas go up the ranks in the Sport Utility Vehicle market.

specs features trim price 2019 volkswagen atlas vs 2019 honda pilot


The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and the Pilot are very comparable when it pertains to engine performance. The Atlas has a 3.6L V6 engine producing 276 horse power, while the Pilot has a 3.5L V6 with 280hp. The difference is that the Pilot only offers the V6 while the new Volkswagen Atlas has a 2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that can generate approximately 235 horsepower while getting better Miles Per Gallon than the V6. The Atlas comes standard with an 8-speed automatic with Tiptronic and Sport mode. The Pilot has a 6-speed auto as the standard equipment while a 9-speed auto with Shift-By-Wire is optional.

Design Highlights

Both SUVs are showing off new designs with the brand-new Honda Pilot obtaining upgraded bumpers, headlights and taillights, while the brand-new Volkswagen Atlas is a totally brand-new SUV. Both Sport Utility Vehicles feature 18-inch wheels, LED headlamps, LED DRL, and remote entry on the standard model. The Atlas includes Rain-sensing Wipers and Heated Side Mirrors as a component of the base model. Inside both SUVs, you will certainly discover a LOT of room for you and your things. However, the Atlas has better cargo room and even more guest room too. Both Sport Utility Vehicles have optional 20-inch wheels and Sunroof packages with the Atlas using a Panoramic sunroof vs a standard sunroof like the Pilot.

Technology Highlights

Technology has become associated with safety features and both Sport Utility Vehicles are loaded with common safety and security innovation. Every 2019 Volkswagen Atlas comes furnished with Blind Spot Monitor & Front Assist and can be bought with Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Distance Control, Navigation and an Overhead View Camera. The Pilot has comparable attributes but there is one point it can not compete with, the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. This innovative tech takes the place of a traditional dashboard with a customizable, high-resolution digital screen. Similar systems can frequently be discovered in different supercars yet Volkswagen is making it available in several cars. Driver Personalization and Wide Map Navigation View are the popular attributes of this outstanding technology.

2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Honda Pilot: Features, Specs & Trims

2019 Volkswagen Atlas 2019 Honda Pilot
Available Engines 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder (Standard)
3.6L 6-cylinder (Available)
3.5L 6-cylinder
Transmissions 8-speed automatic
with Tiptronic® and Sport mode
6-Speed Automatic Transmission (Standard)
9-Speed Automatic with Shift-By-Wire(Available)
235hp / 258 lbs. ft. torque (4cyl w/ Premium Fuel)
276hp / 266 lbs. ft. torque (V6)
280hp / 262 lbs. ft. torque
Exterior Lighting LED headlights, LED DRL (Standard)
LED taillights (Available)
LED Headlights, LED brake/reverse lights (Standard)
LED foglights (Available)
Wheels 18-inch (Standard)
20-inch alloy (Available)
18-inch (Standard)
20-inch alloy (Available)
Moonroof Panoramic Roof Available Available
Multimedia 6.5-inch touchscreen display (Standard)
8-inch touchscreen display, Navigation (Available)
5-inch touchscreen display (Standard)
8-inch touchscreen
display, Navigation (Available)
Apple CarPlay Standard Available
Cameras Rear View Camera (Standard)
Overhead View Camera (Available)
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera*
with Guidelines (Standard)
specs features trim price 2019 volkswagen atlas vs 2019 honda pilot

2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2019 Honda Pilot: Who is the Winner?

While the new Honda Pilot is a very good SUV, the new Volkswagen Atlas edges it out with it’s bigger cabin room, safety and security features, and the unbeatable Digital Cockpit. The 2019 Atlas advances past the Pilot.

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Contact Volkswagen of Alamo Heights online, in-person, or give us a call to schedule a test drive of the muscular and powerful 2019 Volkswagen Atlas.

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I received excellent service from Eric. He listened patiently to everything I had to say. He answered all my questions. He explained everything that was going to happen. He told me what it would cost. He quickly got me a ride from the courtesy driver. And he somehow saw to it that the repairs were done much quicker than he had predicted.Much appreciated.

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