2020 Volkswagen Atlas Vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

The Volkswagen Atlas came into being as an all-new model for 2018, and its been impressing nonstop ever since. The latest incarnation continues the model’s prodigious strengths such as an excessively roomy interior (for passengers and cargo alike), tight brakes, an admirable ability to hold the road, and simply a load of value. This practical, comfortable machine simply makes a name for itself as a highly competent SUV.

The 2020 Honda Pilot is likewise acclaimed for its comfortable cabin and laid-back, enjoyable drive, although this latter ride does suffer from a less-than-modern interior and some underwhelming agility. Like the Atlas, it continues to be a popular choice for SUV shoppers year-after-year.

So how does the 2020 Honda Pilot compare to the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas? Read on to see which machine emerges this victor from this intensive, long-awaited deathmatch.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas


2020 Honda Pilot

$31,545 Starting MSRP $31,650
Up to 20 city / 24 highway Fuel Economy Up to 20 city / 27 highway
5,000 pounds Towing Capacity 3,500 pounds
4-years/50,000-miles Basic Warranty 3-years/36,000-miles
7 years Corrosion Warranty 5 years
2 years and 20,000 miles Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance None

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The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas and 2020 Honda Pilot both boast about the same starting MSRP, although the Atlas comes in just ever-so-slightly lower. The 2020 Pilot strikes back by getting a slightly better highway fuel economy, but then the Atlas swings forth with a significantly beefier towing capacity. The match is sealed by the superior warranty coverage, and even complimentary scheduled maintenance, supplied by Volkswagen.

Performance of the 2020 Atlas

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas offers two engine options: a base turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that pumps out 235 horsepower, and an available V-6 that manages to churn out 276. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. Those in search of all-wheel drive can opt to include it with the V-6 engine.

Driver-Assistance Tech on the 2020 Atlas

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas also enjoys a delightful array of standard driver-assistance technology. Features include:

  • Automated emergency braking
  • Forward-collision warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

For 2020, the ride also now comes with standard Volkswagen Car-Net 2.0, along with a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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