2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Honda Pilot

split screen images of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Honda Pilot

Large families count on the space that full-size SUVs can provide to comfortably transport everyone to daily activities. Two of the most popular SUVs on the market right now are the brand-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2018 Honda Pilot. While both models offer a similar starting price point and somewhat equal fuel economy scores, their cabin and cargo space dimensions are varied and could be the deciding factor in a purchase.

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas offers one less seat than the 2018 Pilot and about 13 cubic feet of extra space in the back. Perfect for families who need to haul a lot of gear and only need daily seating for up to seven. Families who do need the extra seat, however, will need to forgo the added cargo space in favor of the seating space offered on the 2018 Honda Pilot.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas


2018 Honda Pilot

$30,750 Starting MSRP $30,900
22/26 Fuel Economy 19/27
7 Seating Capacity 8
96.8 cubic feet Cargo Space 83.9 cubic feet

Available Trim Levels and Features

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is available in a variety of configurations ranging from the base S trim with a starting MSRP of $30,750 all the way up to the top-of-the-line V6 SEL Premium w/ 4MOTION trim with a starting MSRP of $48,740. Whether you are looking for a practical option with just enough amenities or a fully-loaded ride with modern technology like Volkswagen Digital Cockpit at your fingertips, the 2018 VW Atlas has something that fits the bill.

SUV shoppers can find climate control, roof rails, LED lighting, split-folding rear seats, Bluetooth compatibility, a rearview camera, USB ports, and Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect on all 2018 Atlas models. A panoramic sunroof, 4MOTION all-wheel drive, active safety features, a power liftgate, Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, and more are available on higher trim levels and add-on packages.

The 2018 Honda Pilot is available in five configurations beginning with the LX trim with a starting MSRP of $30,900. The 2018 Pilot's LX trim includes air conditioning, split-folding rear seats, Bluetooth compatibility, a rearview camera, and USB ports. Higher trim levels and add-on packages include active safety, remote start, Apple CarPlay, a sunroof, a power liftgate, a rear-seat entertainment system, and more for an additional price.

If you don’t need daily seating for eight passengers, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas could be the right choice for you thanks to its fuel economy scores and massive cargo space offerings. Learn more about what the 2018 VW Atlas has to offer by visiting the Schworer Volkswagen dealership in Lincoln, Nebraska. Schedule a test drive online via the pop-up form below.