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Compare the 2019 Honda Pilot to the New 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

The Honda Pilot has earned its spot at the top of the list for best family SUVs: it's been around for a while, it gets good safety ratings, and its plenty comfortable for the average small family. But, there's a fierce new competitor that's keeping the Honda Pilot on its toes. The new Volkswagen Atlas is currently in its 2019 model-year and brings a lot to the table for an affordable price.

Both of these SUVs can be equipped with All-Wheel Drive, and both offer a long list of available safety features. Read on below to see how they differ.

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2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Honda Pilot

  • The Honda Pilot starts at $31,450 for 2019 models
  • The Volkswagen Atlas starts at $30,895 for 2019 models
  • The lower price of the Volkswagen Atlas, at most levels, makes it the better choice for shoppers on a budget--both lease and loan payments will be lower
  • The 2019 Honda Pilot can seat eight passengers standard; middle-row captain's chairs are available, but only on the $48,000 Elite trim
  • The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas also seats eight standard, and can also be equipped with captain's chairs--but you can get this luxury convenience for a lot less in the Atlas lineup
  • Standard power for the 2019 Honda Pilot comes from a 280-horsepower V6 engine; standard power for the 2019 Atlas comes from a 276-horsepower

  • The Pilot can see up to 20 mpg in the city, and up to 26 mpg on the highway
  • The Atlas can see up to 22 mpg in the city, and sees the same highway mpg--but, it offers better overall combined fuel economy
  • Total cargo space for the Honda Pilot comes in at about 83 cubic feet; the 2019 Atlas? A massive 96.8 cubic feet of interior storage space
  • The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is slimmer and a shorter height than the Honda Pilot, but it is slightly longer than Honda's SUV