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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

New 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda
Pilot

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New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

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MSRP*
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$32,250 to $49,920
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$30,545 to $49,795
Invoice* $29,490 to $45,607 $29,292 to $47,754
MPG - City 19 - 20 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 22 - 24
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Cross Sport, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda Pilot and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Convenience
The Honda Pilot requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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). Whether you pick the Honda Pilot or the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Cross Sport.

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

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

Handling
The Honda Pilot has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, allowing you to more easily 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 Cross Sport, 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 Cross Sport.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Honda Pilot more than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Honda Pilot has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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