With its bold design, pleasing driving dynamics, off-road performance, generous warranty coverage, and a multitude of user-friendly technologies, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is an outstanding choice for the three-row SUV segment. Here at Pacific Volkswagen, we show the advantages that the Atlas has over the three-row SUV competition in this 2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Honda Pilot comparison.
One of the biggest advantages that the 2019 Atlas has over the 2019 Pilot is its very generous warranty coverage. The 2019 Pilot offers a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty. The coverage of the 2019 Atlas far surpasses this with the 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper Limited Warranty.
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The 2019 Atlas delivers a pleasing balance of performance and efficiency. Its 3.6-liter VR6 engine churns out 266 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.5-liter V6 in the 2019 Pilot generates 262 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Atlas gets an estimated fuel economy of 24 combined mpg, compared to 22 combined mpg for the 2019 Pilot. The Atlas offers more gears for its transmission with its standard 8-speed automatic. The Pilot comes standard with a 6-speed automatic. Also, all Atlas models come standard with an electronic parking brake, which the Pilot doesn’t offer.
If you’re aiming to head off the beaten path, the 2019 Atlas is the better choice. While both the Atlas and Pilot offer an available all-wheel drive system, the Atlas has a higher ground clearance (8” vs 7.3”). Also, the Atlas offers an available Active Control feature, with selectable modes for Off-Road, Snow, Custom Off-Road, and On-Road.
Here at Pacific Volkswagen, we invite three-row SUV shoppers from the South Bay of LA to get behind the wheel of the 2019 VW Atlas!