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2018 Volkswagen Atlas SE 3.6L 4Motion (AWD) vs 2017 Honda Pilot EX 3.5 L AWD

The Volkswagen Atlas offers a comfortable ride that takes on road bumps well, while still keeping a quiet interior. With a very clear infotainment system up front, with some models featuring a great touch screen system, and great steering wheel controls, the Atlas is simply to drive and control. This, combined with the great safety features like forward collision warning, make the Atlas a top choice for many SUV shoppers. However, how does the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas compare to the 2017 Honda Pilot.

Cargo Space

With all three configurations - all seats, first two rows up, and just front row up - the Atlas has superior cargo space compared to the Honda Pilot.

Models Cargo Volume to 3rd Row
Cargo Volume to 2nd Row  
Cargo Volume to 1st Row
Honda Pilot 16.5” 46.8” 83.9”
Volkswagen Atlas 20.6” 55.5” 96.8”



With a wider track width and a smaller turning radius, the Volkswagen Atlas beats the Honda Pilot. Testers have also noted that the Volkswagen Atlas feels lighter than its curb weight would have you think. This combined with its overall great driving experience makes the Atlas an ever so slightly better vehicle in maneuverability.