2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Honda Pilot

In recent months, it's a safe bet that customers in search of a high-quality SUV have taken a glance at the two vehicles present in this comparison. The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and industry stalwart 2017 Honda Pilot have both proven themselves endearing to drivers of all kinds, ranging from busy professionals to large or growing families. Ample interior volume, serious power under the hood and an affordable price tag ties these two models together, but what sets them apart?

Starting inside, the amount of cargo and seating your vehicle can handle is an essential component of the search for a large SUV. The Atlas, with its available seating for eight and 95.8 cubic feet of cargo volume far exceeds that of the Pilot, which only offers 82.1 cubic feet. However, that's not all that sets the Atlas apart, as you'll soon see below.

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2018 VW Atlas vs 2017 Honda Pilot
$30,500 MSRP $30,745
3.6-liter V6 Base Engine 3.5-liter V6
279 HP Horsepower 280 HP
5,000 lbs Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Folsom, CA

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas was built to give drivers the best of both worlds, in terms of power, performance and savviness inside its cabin. The 8-speed automatic transmission present on the Atlas helps it give you a much smoother ride than the Pilot is equipped to provide, and with its base engine it can tow almost an imperial ton more than the Pilot. The 2018 Atlas is also able to be bathed in eight available colors, all of them housing plush leather or cloth seating inside. As you ride on, you can rest assured that the Atlas' tech innovation is working hard to keep you connected and safe on the road. It brings some of the most sophisticated electronic features to the market, some of which include:  

  • USB Ports 

  • VW Car-Net App Connect 

  • Fender® Premium Audio System 

  • Front Assist 

  • Blind Spot Monitor 

  • Rear Traffic Alert 

  • Lane Assist 

  • Park Assist 

  • Adaptive Cruise Control 

  • Park Pilot 

  • Area View 

  • Light Assist 

From inside to out, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas available here in Folsom, CA, is that it's an SUV that's set to change the way we look at all competing vehicles in its class. If you'd like to learn more about the model or get behind the wheel for a test drive, feel free to contact our team at Folsom Lake Volkswagen. We encourage you to stop in and see us today and see what all the hype surrounding the Atlas is really about.

Atlas Towing
Atlas Front Seats
Atlas Cockpit
Atlas Exterior

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