Full size SUVs fell to the wayside for a while but are now making a comeback—this time in a crossover format for easier handling and better fuel efficiency. Volkswagen’s long-awaited version of the full size crossover, the Atlas, is almost here and it will be facing some stiff competition from other models that have been on the market for awhile, including the Honda Pilot. But we promise that the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas was worth the wait and we are excited to showcase this new crossover in a comparison with the 2017 Honda Pilot!
|2018 Volkswagen Atlas||Standard||2017 Honda Pilot|
2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
|Engine Options||3.5L V6|
|235 to 276||Horsepower||280|
|2,000 to 5,000 pounds||Towing Capacity||3,500 to 5,000 pounds|
|20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet||Cargo Space||16.5 / 46.8 / 83.9 cubic feet|
One of the best reasons to buy the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is because of its spacious cabin, which can accommodate up to six or seven passengers with plenty of leg and elbow room to spare. And with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, third-row passengers will enjoy easy entering/exiting with the help of specially designed fold-and-slide second-row seats. This mechanism is difficult to find in similar models on the market.
Not only is the cabin spacious for passengers, it is also spacious for cargo. The cargo space range measures 20.6 cubic feet behind the third row, 55.5 behind the second row, and 96.8 cubic feet behind the first row. That means you and your crew can bring along extra luggage, gear, and whatever else you need or want to make the adventure more fun.
While serving as your family vehicle, the 2017 Volkswagen Atlas offers incredible performance with the help of two engine options. The base engine is a 235 horsepower 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder heart that can tow up to 2,000 pounds. There is also a 276 horsepower 3.6L V6 engine that can pull 2,000 to 5,000 pounds.
If you have any questions about our 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Honda Pilot comparison, please give us a call or stop by our dealership.