2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot


2019 Volkswagen Atlas


2019 Honda Pilot


Starting MSRP


235 hp


280 hp

5,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds with optional AWD

EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/26 mpg highway

City/Highway MPG

EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway

96.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

83.9 cubic feet

Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot

If you're searching for a full-size SUV near Santa Monica, you've probably heard of the 2019 Honda Pilot and 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. Powerful engines and roomy cabins are staples of both SUVs, but according to our research, the new VW Atlas offers more of the utility features and capabilities Brentwood families expect. Compare the Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot below to see what makes the Atlas a better pick!


Atlas vs. Pilot: Pricing

If you're like most Los Angeles drivers, the first place you start when comparing vehicles — or anything really — is price. The Atlas is more cost-effective than the Honda Pilot, meaning you'll benefit from a lower monthly Volkswagen Atlas lease payment. Here's a closer look at the prices for both models' base and range-topping trims:

  • 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


Atlas vs. Pilot: Engines & Fuel Economy


When it comes to performance, the Atlas and Pilot have similar specs with a few differences here and there. Compare them below:

  • Engines: The Honda Pilot starts with a 280-hp 3.5L V6 engine. The Atlas is powered by a 235-hp 2.0L inline-4 engine.
  • Fuel-Efficiency: The 2019 VW Atlas earns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/26 mpg highway, and the 2019 Honda Pilot earns 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway.

Towing Figures: The Atlas has a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. The Pilot, on the other hand, tows up to 5,000 pounds with optional AWD.

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Parked in Driveway

Atlas vs. Pilot: Cargo Space & Interior Features


The 2019 Honda Pilot and 2019 Volkswagen Atlas interiors offer many of the same interior features, including USB ports, a rearview camera, and multi-function steering wheel. The following features, however, are only available with the VW Atlas:

  • Roof rack
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • 3 front power outlets
  • Optional Volkswagen Digital Cockpit (installs a driver-customizable 12.3-inch display and a wide map navigation view)

What's more, the Atlas is the roomier SUV when compared to the Pilot. Leaving the rear seats in place gets you 20.6 cubic feet of cargo space vs. 16.5 in the Pilot. Need more room for luggage or grocery bags? The Atlas SUV's maximum cargo capacity is 96.8 cubic feet. The Honda Pilot, on the other hand, offers just 83.9 cubic feet.

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Interior Side View

Explore the Atlas Trim Levels at Volkswagen Santa Monica!

Contact us at Volkswagen Santa Monica near Brentwood to schedule a test drive with the VW Atlas! We can answer any questions you may have about the Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot. Whether you're shopping for a Volkswagen Atlas for sale or looking to lease, our talented sales and finance team can help! Don't forget to ask about our current specials for opportunities to save on a new VW SUV.