2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Honda Pilot

The 2018 Atlas has created a lot of buzz since its debut just a few months ago. One of the many reasons for all of this attention is all of the new comparisons between the Atlas and other top-notch SUVs. One of these new comparisons is the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Honda Pilot matchup.  

As one might, it's a closely contested showdown, but the Atlas emerges victorious in the end. What makes the comparison particularly interesting is the list of reasons why consumers choose the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas over the 2017 Honda Pilot. The instinctive place to start is the price tag.

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2018 VW Atlas


2017 Honda Pilot

$30,500 Base MSRP $30,745
Standard A/C with Climate Control Available
Available Roadside Assistance N/A
96.8 cu. ft. Maximum Cargo Capacity 83.9 cu. ft.
The 2018 VW Atlas isn't just more affordable than the 2017 Honda Pilot, it is also a better value overall. With as many as seven passengers riding in the Atlas at a time, it's very important that everyone is comfortable. This includes legroom, shoulder space, and especially temperature. While the Atlas offers its passengers standard air conditioning with climate control, the 2017 Pilot does not. This definitely earns the Atlas some bonus points, especially among full-sized families.

Next, the 2017 Honda Pilot does not offer roadside assistance. This is both surprising and disappointing, especially for a family-oriented SUV. The Volkswagen Atlas, on the other hand, offers it as an available feature for select trim levels. No one ever wants car trouble, collisions, etc.; but, of course, it's always better to have peace of mind in such situations than not. In other words, if something does go wrong, Atlas owners may have less to worry about than Pilot owners.

As if the aforementioned categories weren't enough, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas also provides significantly more cargo space than the 2017 Honda Pilot. With a grand total of 96.8 cubic feet, the Atlas can hold nearly 13 cubic feet—worth of cargo—more than the Pilot. This means plenty of extra room for everyone's luggage, gear, etc. Why choose what to bring when all of it can fit!

Between its superior comfort, unmatched safety, and generous amount of cargo space, the Volkswagen Atlas really is the better value of the two; and with a smaller baser price, too! In short, the 2018 VW Atlas vs 2017 Honda Pilot comparison ends in a big win for Volkswagen.
2018 VW Atlas Yellow Exterior Front View
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Driver Seat
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Side Interior
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Silver Exterior Towing