Volkswagen Atlas vs Honda Pilot

Our Family-Friendly, Three-Row Volkswagen Atlas SUV Takes on the Competition

It's now been a few years since Volkswagen first introduced their largest, three-row SUV with the new VW Atlas. With space for your entire family and a range of great trim levels, there's an Atlas in the collection of Grand Junction Volkswagen for you, and we're ready to introduce it to you now.

The Volkswagen Atlas has a lot to offer families from Grand Junction to Fruita, including the latest technologies for safety and connectivity and a cavernous cargo hold for all your gear. But we also know that there are other fish in the sea, and other three-row crossovers that may be vying for your attention.

To help you make the best decision for your family's local and long-distance roads trips to and from Parachute, CO, we've put together this side-by-side comparison. Read on to see all the ways the Atlas comes out ahead of the similarly sized Honda Pilot SUV, and then make your way to visit us on Market Street in Grand Junction to experience the superiority of the VW Atlas in person.

Interior & Exterior

Although nearly identical in many areas, including almost the same height and width, the Volkswagen Atlas measure longer and has a wider wheelbase than the Honda Pilot. For you and your passengers, this translates to more interior space, as you'll see below, and it also means a smoother and more even ride all around, as the vehicle handles bumps and potholes with ease.

Whether you have gangly teenagers or growing little ones, eliminate backseat bickering over space with the VW Atlas, which offers up more space for everyone inside the vehicle. Both have three rows of seating, but you can look for more headroom and more legroom in the Atlas than the Honda Pilot, and enjoy a third row that's more spacious and accommodating as well.

Helpful Features

Golf clubs or suitcases, groceries or soccer gear, when your family requires a cargo hold that's both cavernous and useful, the VW Atlas is there for you. Not only does it offer up to 20.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind all three rows, it has flexible space available for more gear just by folding the back rows. The Honda Pilot, on the other hand, has a rear cargo hold that accommodates less, coming in around just 16 cubic feet, although it does also offer the versatility of folding the backseats flat.

Volkswagen understands that drivers like options when shopping around for a new vehicle, and the new Atlas delivers. While every Honda Pilot gets standard power from the same V6 engine, the Atlas allows you the option of personalizing your power output, with two great engines available, including a turbocharged four-cylinder and a nice V6. Additionally, the Atlas gives you a wider range of trim options to choose from and more great customization packages.

Having more cargo space and extra passenger space is nice and getting a broader range of customization options is always welcome. But for the VW Atlas to work for your family, it should have the features and amenities you really want, for both safety and comfort. Depending on the trim level you go for, this model covers all your needs, with some of our favorite highlights including:

  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Standard blind-spot monitoring and forward collision mitigation
  • Standard in-vehicle Wi-Fi capability
  • Optional power liftgate
  • Available towing package for 5,000-pound capacity

Test Drive the Latest Volkswagen Atlas in Grand Junction

Ready to see for yourself what makes the Atlas the winner in any comparison? Stop by and see us and let our team set you up for a test drive. We're conveniently located for people in the Clifton, CO area and we look forward to helping you get behind the wheel of your next family SUV soon.

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