2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Honda Pilot Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Basic Warranty

  6 yr / 72,000 mi

Drivetrain Warranty

  6 yr / 72,000 mi


2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Honda Pilot

Basic Warranty

  3 yr / 36,000 mi

Drivetrain Warranty

  5 yr / 60,000 mi

2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Honda Pilot

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Midsize SUVs are among the most popular cars for families, combining rugged utility with spacious, feature-filled interiors and outstanding safety ratings. In this crowded category, two of the highest rated choices are the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2018 Honda Pilot. The Atlas is a brand-new vehicle in the Volkswagen lineup for 2017, while the Honda Pilot is in its third generation and was redesigned in 2018. If you're in the market for a three-row SUV, here's what you need to know about the Atlas and the Pilot.

Interior Technology

While both of these SUVs are well-equipped when it comes to the latest tech, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas truly takes it to the next level. Even the base model is packed with generous tech features, sporting an 8-inch touchscreen that integrates wireless connectivity and a USB port as well as smartphone connectivity via both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice recognition technology, and Volkswagen's MirrorLink infotainment system. A six-speaker audio system and panoramic moonroof are also standard.

In contrast, the base model of the Honda Pilot comes with a 5-inch display screen with USB port and push-button start. You'll need to upgrade to benefit from smartphone connectivity or an infotainment system.

Cargo Space

You'll be able to fit a few more grocery bags in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas than in the Pilot. The Volkswagen has an impressive 20.6 cubic feet behind the third row, 55.5 behind the second row, and 96.8 when all of the seats are folded down, compared with 16.5, 46.8, and 83.9 for the Pilot. The Atlas is also available with a hands-free liftgate for easy loading.

Cabin Space and Comfort

If you often take long road trips or prefer to have supportive seats for your commute, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is the optimal choice if you have a large family or love driving the soccer carpool. Even the third row is spacious enough to fit two adults, a rarity among three-row midsize SUVs. Have several children still small enough to require safety seats? The Atlas has three second-row LATCH connectors and two additional sets of connectors in the third row. You'll also find plenty of soft-touch materials with wood and leather access. While the Pilot's cabin is also of premium quality with seating for up to eight, adults will find themselves cramped in the third row of this Honda SUV.

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