2018 Atlas vs 2018 Honda Pilot

The midsize SUV class offers the perfect combination of passenger space, cargo capacity, capability, and fuel efficiency. If you’re looking to purchase one for your commutes around West Valley, Murray City, and Orem, you can’t go wrong with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas or the Honda Pilot.

These two SUVs have proven their worth on the road, but how do you know which one is the best choice for your specific lifestyle needs? This comparison is brought to you by the team at Volkswagen SouthTowne, and will help you discover an answer to that question by breaking down the details of both vehicles.

2018 Atlas vs 2018 Pilot: Engine Power & Performance

Volkswagen AtlasThe VW Atlas comes standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the Pilot comes with a 6-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive comes as a standard feature on both models, and all-wheel drive is available.

The Atlas is available with the Volkswagen 4Motion all-wheel drive system, which comes with four different driving modes, so you can customize your ride to the terrain or your preferences. These options include: Dry, Rainy, Snowy, and Rough, and make the Atlas a capable contender on many surfaces and in inclement weather. Both SUVs receive praise for their responsive steering and easy-to-drive maneuverability.

SUV Spacious & Comfortable

Inside the cabin of both vehicles, you’ll find plenty of room for the whole family in three rows of seating. Cloth upholstery is standard. In the Atlas, the front seats offer 41.3 inches of headroom and 41.5 inches of legroom, while the Pilot has 39.5 inches of front headroom and 40.9 inches of legroom. In the rear seats, the Atlas delivers 40.4 inches of headroom, while the Pilot has 39.9 inches.

Both vehicles have second-row seats that can slide forward and back to create more second-row legroom. The 2018 Atlas has a whopping 17 cup holders throughout the spacious cabin, there’s plenty of room for drinks and other small items.

Atlas vs Pilot: Cargo Space

Volkswagen Atlas InteriorWith all seats in use, the Atlas has 20.6 ft3 of cargo space in the trunk, while the Honda Pilot has 16.5 ft3 of space. Fold the third row flat, and the VW Atlas has 55.5 ft3 of space, compared to the Pilot’s 46.8 ft3. With both the second and third rows folded out of the way, the Atlas delivers a total of 96.8 ft3 of cargo capacity, while the Pilot has just 83.9 ft3.

This in-depth 2018 Volkswagen Atlas review from the team at Volkswagen Southtowne will give you all the information you need to decide if the Atlas could be the right fit for you.

2018 VW Atlas vs 2018 Honda Pilot: Choose Your SUV

Ready to discover which of these two midsize SUVs you like best? Our team at Volkswagen SouthTowne thinks that drivers will appreciate the Volkswagen Atlas massive cargo capacity, large, spacious seats, and selectable drive modes. If you’d like to slide into the driver’s seat for yourself and see how this SUV performs on the streets of West Valley, Murray City, and Orem, it’s time for you to contact us. We’ll help you schedule a test drive, and set you up with a member of our expert team who can answer any questions you may have. We can’t wait to meet you!