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2022 Honda Pilot vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Review

Picture of the 2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Honda
Pilot

MSRP*: $38,080 to $51,870
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas

2022 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $34,335 to $51,505
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 82.1 - 83.9 ft3 96.8 ft3
Engine
  • 280-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 276-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 280 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 500 - 5,000 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 196.5 in 200.7 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.9 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Pilot offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Atlas, with comparable head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Atlas will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Pilot.

Convenience
The Honda Pilot requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda Pilot is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Dimensions
The Honda Pilot is about the same width as the Volkswagen Atlas. The Honda Pilot is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Atlas, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Honda Pilot has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Atlas is clearly the choice over the Honda Pilot for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Honda Pilot and the Volkswagen Atlas.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Honda Pilot and the Volkswagen Atlas are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Honda Pilot offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Honda Pilot has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Atlas, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.