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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review

New 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda
Pilot

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New 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas

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MSRP*
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$32,250 to $49,920
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$31,545 to $50,725
Invoice* $29,490 to $45,607 $30,251 to $48,617
MPG - City 19 - 20 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 22 - 24
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Pilot will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Atlas. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Pilot will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Dimensions
The Honda Pilot is about the same width as the Volkswagen Atlas. When looking at overall length, the Honda Pilot takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Atlas.

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

Handling
The Honda Pilot has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Honda Pilot will do just as well as the Volkswagen Atlas, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Honda Pilot and the Volkswagen Atlas.

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.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Pilot is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Atlas.