2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

Are you looking for a full- size SUV in the Stamford, CT area? If you've started your vehicle research, you may have come across the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and 2019 Honda Pilot. Both vehicles are great options. Compare the new Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot below and see how the Volkswagen Atlas is the better option.

VW Atlas vs. Honda Pilot: Price
The 2019 VW Atlas will cost less than the 2019 Honda Pilot. This means your Volkswagen Atlas lease payments are lower. Here is a quick guide at both base-level and top-level trims' prices:

2019 VW Atlas S: Starting from $30,895 MSRP
2019 VW Atlas V6 SEL Premium w/ 4MOTION®: Starting from $48,395 MSRP
2019 Honda Pilot LX: Starting from $31,450 MSRP
2019 Honda Pilot Elite: Starting from $48,020 MSRP

2019 Volkswagen Atlas


2019 Honda Pilot
2.0L 4-Cylinder


3.5L V6
22 mpg*

EPA Estimated Fuel Economy - City

19 mpg*
26 mpg*

EPA Estimated Fuel Economy - Highway

27 mpg*

VW Atlas vs. Honda Pilot: Performance
Which SUV gets the strong performance Stamford want for their commutes? Compare the specs below:
  • Engine: At the Base level, the Atlas gets a 235-hp 2.0L inline-4 engine, and the Pilot gets a 280-hp 3.5L V6 engine.
  • MPG Ratings: The 2019 VW Atlas earns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/26 mpg highway, while the 2019 Honda Pilot earns 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway.
  • Towing Capacity: The Atlas provides an impressive towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. The new Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds, but only with the optional AWD.


VW Atlas vs. Honda Pilot: Cargo Space & Features
The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas interior features are similar to what's available in the 2019 Honda Pilot. These include a rearview camera display, USB ports, and a multi-function steering wheel. However, only the new VW Atlas has these features standard:

  • 3 front power outlets
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Optional Volkswagen Digital Cockpit (includes a 12.3-inch display with driver personalization and a wide map navigation view)
  • Roof rack

The Volkswagen Atlas interior is also more spacious than the new Honda Pilot. With the third row seats up, you get 20.6 cubic feet of cargo space, as opposed to the 16.5 in the Pilot. Folding the second and third row seats down expands the Atlas' cargo area to 96.8 cubic feet, in comparison to the Pilot's 83.9.