2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Honda Pilot: Specs, Features & Trim Comparison

In this battle of mid-size, 3 row Sport Utility Vehicles, it’s the new guy (Atlas) versus old dependable (Pilot). The Pilot has been around for 17 years and is Honda’s biggest SUV. The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is a brand new SUV and like it’s rival, it’s the biggest SUV offered by Volkswagen. The Atlas plugs the large Sport Utility Vehicle hole left when Volkswagen discontinued the Toureg back in ’17. The new, updated styling and outstanding modern technology offerings should help the Atlas go up the ranks in the SUV market.

specs features trim price 2019 volkswagen atlas vs 2019 honda pilot

Performance Highlights

The brand-new Volkswagen Atlas and the Pilot are very comparable when it pertains to engine performance. The Atlas offers a 3.6L V6 generating 276 horsepower, while the Pilot offers a 3.5L V6 with 280 horsepower. The difference is that the Pilot only supplies the V6 while the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas has a 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine that can create as much as 235 horse power while getting better MPGs than the V6. The Atlas comes with an 8-speed automatic with Tiptronic and Sport setting. The Pilot has a 6-speed automatic as the standard offering while a 9-speed automatic with Shift-By-Wire is optional.


Both Sport Utility Vehicles are sporting brand-new designs with the new Honda Pilot getting upgraded bumpers, headlights and taillights, while the new Volkswagen Atlas is a completely new design. Both Sport Utility Vehicles feature 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, LED DRL, and remote entry on the base model. The Atlas includes Rain-sensing Windshield Wipers and Heated Side Mirrors as part of the base model. Inside both Sport Utility Vehicles, you will certainly find a LOT of space for you and your things. Nonetheless, the Atlas has superior cargo volume and more traveler space as well. Both automobiles have optional 20-inch wheels and Sunroof packages with the Atlas supplying a Panoramic sunroof vs a basic sunroof like the Pilot.

Technology Highlights

Technology has become associated with safety functions and both Sport Utility Vehicles are packed with typical safety tech. Every new Volkswagen Atlas comes outfitted with Blind Spot Monitor & Front Assist and can be purchased with Adaptive Cruise, Park Distance Control, Navigation and an Overhead View Camera. The Pilot has comparable features yet there is one thing it can not compete with, the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. This breakthrough tech takes the place of a standard dashboard with a personalized, high-resolution digital display. Similar systems can often be found in different supercars but Volkswagen is making it available in several cars. Personalization and Wide Map Navigation View are the two prominent functions of this remarkable technology.

2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Honda Pilot: Features, Specs & Trims

2019 Volkswagen Atlas 2019 Honda Pilot
Available Engines 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder (Standard)
3.6L 6-cylinder (Available)
3.5L 6-cylinder
Transmissions 8-speed automatic
with Tiptronic® and Sport mode
6-Speed Automatic Transmission (Standard)
9-Speed Automatic with Shift-By-Wire(Available)
235hp / 258 lbs. ft. torque (4cyl w/ Premium Fuel)
276hp / 266 lbs. ft. torque (V6)
280hp / 262 lbs. ft. torque
Exterior Lighting LED headlights, LED DRL (Standard)
LED taillights (Available)
LED Headlights, LED brake/reverse lights (Standard)
LED foglights (Available)
Wheels 18-inch (Standard)
20-inch alloy (Available)
18-inch (Standard)
20-inch alloy (Available)
Moonroof Panoramic Roof Available Available
Multimedia 6.5-inch touchscreen display (Standard)
8-inch touchscreen display, Navigation (Available)
5-inch touchscreen display (Standard)
8-inch touchscreen
display, Navigation (Available)
Apple CarPlay Standard Available
Cameras Rear View Camera (Standard)
Overhead View Camera (Available)
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera*
with Guidelines (Standard)
specs features trim price 2019 volkswagen atlas vs 2019 honda pilot

2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2019 Honda Pilot: Who Wins?

While the new Pilot is a very fine SUV, the brand-new Volkswagen Atlas beats it out with it’s bigger cabin volume, safety and security options, and the unequalled Digital Cockpit. The new Atlas beats the Pilot.

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