2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2021 Honda Pilot
2021 Volkswagen Atlas


2022 Honda Pilot
$31,555 MSRP*

Starting MSRP

$39,060 MSRP

Trim Levels

5,000 pounds

Base Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds
154.0 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

152.9 cubic feet

Standard Drivetrain


Shopping for a capable SUV that can accommodate your busy schedule or growing family in Dallas? Drivers like you are turning to reliable brands like Volkswagen and Honda, both of which offer family-friendly midsize SUVs in their lineup. Read on to compare the latest Honda Pilot vs. Volkswagen Atlas models head-to-head with Rusty Wallis Volkswagen, and then contact us to schedule a test drive once you’ve found the right fit!



VW Atlas vs. Honda Pilot: Starting Price & Trims

If you’re looking for a great value with your next SUV purchase, take note. Comparing the Honda Pilot vs. Volkswagen Atlas starting price reveals a strikingly wide gap between the two:

  • The entry-level Atlas S starts at a reasonable $31,555 MSRP*.
  • Even at the bottom of the trim lineup, the 2022 Honda Pilot carries a suggested starting price of $39,060.

The Atlas also has the advantage when it comes to customization. With nine trim levels to choose from versus just five for the Pilot, Mesquite drivers will find it easier to access the perfect selection of features.

VW Atlas vs. Honda Pilot: Towing Capability

Many SUV-buyers are looking for a vehicle that can handle moderate towing tasks, from boats to camper trailers. For a much lower price, the Atlas gives you a lot more power to work with:

  • The base Volkswagen Atlas S trim level can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
  • By comparison, the base Honda Pilot trim can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
  • To access a 5,000-pound towing capacity on the Pilot, you will need to upgrade to an AWD system or a higher trim level.

VW Atlas vs. Honda Pilot: Interior Space & Features

Whether you’re packing sports gear or luggage, you need an SUV with a spacious cargo area and versatile storage solutions. The Atlas interior provides up to 154 cubic feet of room for cargo with the rear seats folded down, edging out the Pilot, which offers 152.9 cubic feet. When it comes to technology and safety systems, the Atlas simply offers more for the price:

Volkswagen Atlas Features

  • Touchscreen sound system with 6.5-inch color display
  • Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming
  • App-Connect
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror
  • LED interior lighting
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Pedestrian Monitoring
  • Intelligent Crash Response
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Rear View Camera System
  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Monitor

Honda Pilot Features

  • Bluetooth Streaming and Audio
  • Advanced Rear Entertainment System
  • 5-inch Color LCD Screen
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Multi-functional center console storage

Test Drive a Volkswagen Atlas for Sale in Garland

After reading our Honda Pilot vs. Volkswagen Atlas comparison, we’re sure you’ll agree that the Atlas is a better buy — thanks to its superior towing performance and greater range of features available at a lower price point. Stop by our dealership near Rockwall to learn more about the Volkswagen Atlas trim levels or the Atlas Cross Sport, and be sure to ask our finance team about our exclusive Atlas lease deals!


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