2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Honda Pilot

It used to be disappointing when your family grew and you began looking for a model that could fit the entire group. With SUV models taking over the market, many shoppers are finding their automotive enthusiasm doesn’t have to die just because more seats are required. There are plenty of full-size options on the market, with a new one added just this year. Can it take down one of the tried-and-true options?

Comparing the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas to the 2017 Honda Pilot, you might find that VW might be a new comer, but it’s coming out swinging. For a price that is competitive to what Honda flaunts, the all-new Atlas comes together with fresh style, advanced features and potent engine options. It seems Volkswagen held back on providing a full-size SUV until it learned the secret of doing it right.

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2018 VW Atlas vs 2017 Honda Pilot
$30,500 Starting MSRP $30,595
153.7 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 152.9 cu. ft.
2.0-liter 4-cylinder; 235hp/258 lb-ft OR
3.6-liter V6; 276hp; 266 lb-ft
Engine Options 3.5-liter V6; 280hp, 262 lb-ft
Available (V6 only) All-Wheel Drive Available AWD

Is the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas the right choice for you?

When it comes to pricing, you can see that Volkswagen has learned a lesson or two about what customers expect. Despite continuing to offer the high-quality, comfortable build for which the brand is known, VW has found a way to stay competitive. You’ll note that the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is just an edge larger than the 2018 Honda Pilot, making it roomy and convenient for seven adults.

One area where Volkswagen truly shines is providing options and versatility. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is not yet EPA-rated, but we expect similar fuel economy from the V6 option, and an even more efficient option coming in from the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Both models offer impressive features like available AWD and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, but the new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas also offers on unique options like the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. Find out more about features when you contact us here at Karen Radley Volkswagen, serving drivers in Tysons Corner, Vienna, Lorton, Springfield, Manassas and Washington DC.

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