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2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Honda crossover SUVs come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes which will also provide wide range of capabilities to meet the needs of Meridian Honda customers. Within the automaker’s crossover SUV lineup available at the dealership, the Honda Pilot offers more power and interior space than its in-brand siblings. But, how does it stack up against its rivals produced by competing manufacturers. A comparison of the 2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas will be required reading for people in the research portion of the vehicle-buying process. Meridian Honda customers will have six trim grades to choose from, LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi/RES, Touring and Elite. Potential buyers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Honda Pilot today at Meridian Honda by calling, 601-693-4651.

For the new model year, the 2019 Honda Pilot makes a few important upgrades available across the three-row crossover SUV’s trim ladder. One of the most important improvements makes the Honda Sensing® suite of active driver assistance system universally available on every trim of the 2019 Pilot. Volkswagen does offer a similar safety solution, but customers need to work their way up the Atlas’ trim ladder to realize its full capability. Honda has also made new technology available with the 2019 Pilot as well as an improved touchscreen interface for the automaker’s infotainment system. In terms of connectivity, both crossover SUVs are compatible with today’s most popular smartphones. The 2019 Pilot, above the LX trim, offers Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration and all of the associated applications.


2019 Honda Pilot LX, FWD Vs. 2019 VW Atlas
3.5-L, V-6 Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
280/262 Horsepower/Torque 235/258
Six-speed Automatic Transmission Eight-speed Automatic
3,500 lbs. Towing 2,000 lbs.


Performance Specs

All versions of the 2019 Honda Pilot employ the same engine. Under the hood of the three-row crossover SUV is equipped with a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine. That engine will be attached to a six-speed automatic transmission on the LX, EX, EX-L and EX-L Navi/RES trims. Touring and Elite models of the 2019 Pilot get the automaker’s new nine-speed automatic gear-changer. Regardless of transmission, the 2019 Honda Pilot will make 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Entry-level iterations of the 2019 VW Atlas uses a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and makes 253 horsepower. A V-6 can also be equipped with the Atlas and it makes 276 horsepower.

 A front left quarter photo of the 2019 Honda Pilot parked by a lake.
A rear left quarter photo of the 2019 Pilot in motion on the road.

An interior photo of the 2019 Pilot showing the dashboard and front seats.
An interior photo of the 2019 Pilot showing one of the its seating options.