When it comes to finding the right three-row crossover for a family, there are plenty of options on the road. Plenty of passenger space is a must-have, but a vehicle that offers comfort and convenience for all rows has a definite advantage. In this 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Honda Pilot comparison, the new Atlas offers plenty of passenger space and attractive features.
All models of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas seat seven passengers, while the 2018 Honda Pilot is available with seven or eight passenger seating. However, those looking for seat and cargo versatility may be intrigued by the Volkswagen option. This model offers up to 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space with all the rows folded down, while the 2018 Honda Pilot tops out at 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space. This is because the Atlas offers 20.6 cubic feet of space behind the third row, compared to just 16.5 cubic feet of space available in the rear of the Honda when all seats are up.
Engine Options and Performance on the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
For drivers looking for a balance of fuel economy and power, the crossovers in this 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Honda Pilot comparison offer some compelling options. The Honda model is available with a single engine option: a 3.5-liter V-6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is available with a choice of two powertrains. The base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder offers 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. While this is less engine output than is available on the Honda model, this engine balances it by offering the best mileage in this comparison with an impressive 22 mpg in city diving and 26 mpg on the highway. Volkswagen shoppers looking for more engine power can enjoy the 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque available from the 3.6-liter V-6 engine that is an option even on the base S trim.
The Volkswagen three-row people-hauler also offers up to 17 cup holders and has standard automatic post-collision braking. Some other attractive features that are available on the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas include tri-zone automatic climate control, an overhead view camera, and a Fender Premium Audio System. If you would like to learn more about this attractive vehicle in the Topeka KS area, contact a member of the New Volkswagen of Topeka sales team today.