Family friendly SUVs like the Volkswagen Atlas and Honda Pilot should provide you with a spacious interior, lots of fun and useful features, and a capable performance that you can count on. So, which one is right for families in Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton? Maguire Volkswagen helps you decide with this 2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot comparison.


Volkswagen Atlas vs Honda Pilot Interior Dimensions

Both the 2019 VW Atlas and Honda Pilot were designed to have room for the whole family, as well as help you load lots of cargo. Each one offers three rows of seats. The Volkswagen offers more space to get comfortable though.

It has 153.7 cubic feet of passenger space and lets everyone stretch out with 41.5 inches of front legroom and 37.6 inches of rear legroom. The interior of the Honda Pilot isn't as open. There's 152.9 cubic feet of space and less room to relax with 40.9 inches of front legroom and just 31.9 inches of rear legroom.

You can also load more cargo in the VW Atlas. It has 20.6 cubic feet of cargo room in the trunk. With folding seats in both the second and third rows, you can get up to 96.8 cubic feet of cargo room. Just as it does with passengers, the Honda Pilot offers less space. Its trunk has just 16.5 cubic feet of cargo room. With the back and middle seats folded it only has 83.9 cubic feet of space.

Volkswagen Atlas vs Honda Pilot Infotainment System

The 2019 VW Atlas features a high-resolution touchscreen display in the center of your dashboard. The base trim features a 6.5-inch screen, while higher trim levels come with an 8-inch monitor. Both options come standard with Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect.

This user-friendly infotainment system offers SiriusXM® All Access and lets you sync your smartphone with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and MirrorLink®.

The Honda Pilot offers a touchscreen display, but its standard infotainment system only has a 5-inch LCD screen. It also doesn't Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ until the higher trim levels.

Volkswagen Atlas vs Honda Pilot Capability

The VW Atlas and Honda Pilot are both available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. In either SUV, you'll be able to adjust your drivetrain to match the terrain you're driving on with selectable driving modes.

If you're planning on going off-roading, the Volkswagen may be the better option since two of its modes are Off-Road and Off-Road custom. It also has an 8-inch ground clearance to help you drive over obstacles, ditches, potholes, and steep inclines. The Honda Pilot is a little lower to the ground with a 7.3-inch ground clearance.

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Visit Maguire Volkswagen to test drive the versatile VW Atlas. It offers a reliable drive, lots of features, and plenty of passenger and cargo room to families in Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton. To learn more about this 2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.

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