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Comparing the 2020 Honda Pilot & 2020 Volkswagen Atlas SUVs

Comparing the 2020 Honda Pilot & 2020 Volkswagen Atlas SUVs

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2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Volkswagen Atlas


Honda Pilot

VW Atlas


i-VTEC® V-6 engine
280 hp

4-cylinder engine
235 hp

Fuel Economy



Fuel Capacity



Curb Weight



Towing Capacity (Standard)



Seating (Standard)



Powertrain Warranty

60 Months/60,000 Miles

48 Months/50,000 Miles


  • Available Features On The Pilot
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Heated 2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Standard Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) System
  • Perforated Leather Front and 2nd-Row Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • 590-Watt Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers
  • Multi-Zone Audio
  • Automatic-Dimming, Power-Folding Side Mirrors
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • LED Front-Row Map Lights
  • Available Features On The Atlas
  • LED headlights
  • Blind Spot Monitor & Front Assist
  • VW Car-Net® App-Connect
  • Four USB ports
  • Climatronic® 3-zone climate control
  • 8" touchscreen sound system
  • 4MOTION® all-wheel drive
  • Remote start
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 8" touchscreen navigation system
  • Park Distance Control

How the New Pilot SUV Stacks Up Against the Competition

When you're looking for a spacious and versatile three-row family SUV around New Orleans, LA, you'll want to put the 2020 Honda Pilot on your test drive list. This roomy mid-size SUV from Honda boasts standard 8-passenger seating to accommodate your entire crew and has space for all your gear, too. The new Pilot goes up against some formidable competition, including the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.

Honda was named 2019 Best SUV Brand by U.S. News & World Report**, a distinction it has now won four years in a row! The stellar new Pilot family SUV certainly played a part in handing the award to Honda once again, so why not explore this model further to see what all of this continued praise is about?

The Premier Honda team has put together a detailed comparison covering these Honda and VW SUVs so that local motorists and families can determine which option better suits their needs, budget and lifestyle. Consider the comparison table and accompanying review of these mid-size SUVs when making your vehicle selection. We encourage you to test drive the 2020 Honda Pilot as well as the competition; we're confident that the Honda will come out on top for you, too!

Which SUV Makes Sense for You & Your Family?

If you're shopping the mid-size, three-row SUV market, then the chances are great that you're seeking as much space and seating capacity as possible without venturing into the pricier, full-size SUV segment. The good news is that both the 2020 Honda Pilot and the VW Atlas offer a smooth ride and confident handling matched with roomy seating.

You'll find that the Honda comes out on top when it comes to total seating capacity, though, as it comes standard with 8-passenger seating while the VW only offers seven seats. Transport your family, friends and cargo with confidence, thanks to the 2020 Pilot's standard 280-hp V6 engine and array of driver-assistive technologies. Volkswagen's Atlas comes standard with a smaller engine that develops just 235 hp, and not all of its driver-assist systems come as standard, which may leave drivers and families wanting for more.

With the Honda's added power comes more capability in more ways than one. Not only is the new Pilot more powerful than the VW, but it's also lighter, which means the difference in horsepower and torque tips even more in the Honda's favor. If you plan on towing even on occasion, you'll be glad that you chose the Pilot's V6 over the Atlas' smaller, standard 4-cylinder engine, as the Pilot's 3,500-pound maximum tow rating surpasses the VW's by 1,500 pounds.

While spacious three-row SUVs aren't going to be the most fuel-efficient vehicles available, you might as well select one of the more efficient options in this segment, right? Well, in standard base trim, the 2020 Honda Pilot offers an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating that is 1 mpg greater than the 2020 VW Atlas. To go along with that, the Honda also boasts a larger fuel tank, meaning that you can certainly go farther on a single tank in the new Pilot.

From greater seating capacity and passenger comfort to more power, towing capabilities and driving range, there are many reasons to choose Honda's new Pilot over the VW Atlas. Don't forget that every 2020 Pilot comes loaded with the full suite of Honda Sensing® driver-assistive features like Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation System and Lane Keeping Assist System!

Honda Pilot Lease & Finance Offers Available in New Orleans

If you're eager to test drive the highly refined and well-equipped 2020 Honda Pilot near Metairie, Louisiana, then plan your visit to our full-service Honda dealership today. Before you stop by, remember that you can explore current Honda finance and lease offers here on our website, as well as get pre-qualified for Honda financing.

We also make it easy to find out what your current vehicle is worth as a trade, thanks to our convenient online appraisal service. It's simple and affordable to upgrade to a brand-new Honda automobile when you team up with Premier Honda! Enjoy driver-friendly pricing, financing rates, lease deals and comprehensive automotive services when you visit our New Orleans, LA, dealership.

Once you buy or lease a new Honda, our team is here for you for the long-haul with professional routine service, recommended maintenance, warranty repair, genuine Honda parts and accessories and more.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

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