2024 Honda Pilot vs. 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

Picture of the 2024 Honda Pilot

2024 Honda
Pilot

MSRP*: $37,090 to $52,480
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Picture of the 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2024 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

MSRP*: $36,985 to $51,880
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MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 27 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 86.5 - 87.0 ft3 77.8 ft3
Engine
  • 285-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 269-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 285 hp 269 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 199.9 - 200.2 in 195.5 in
Exterior Width 78.5 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 40.8 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 39.1 - 40.5 in
Rear 39.2 - 40.2 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.8 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Pilot than in the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Pilot as you will with the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Cross Sport.

Dimensions
The Honda Pilot is about the same width as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda Pilot, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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. The Honda Pilot has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda Pilot doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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.