How Does the New Volkswagen Atlas Compare to the Competition?

When it comes to choosing a three-row SUV, you want to make sure that it comes with the features and capabilities that suit your daily driving best. At Volkswagen of Fort Myers, we know the importance of research, and that's why we compare the new Volkswagen Atlas to its competitors for you.

The Atlas is one of the top SUVs in its class with a spacious interior, impressive performance, and family-friendly features. However, SUVs like the Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer are also vying for the top spot. We examine key aspects of each model so that you have the information you need to make an informed decision.

The Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot

  • Performance: The Pilot has a slight advantage over the Volkswagen with a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower to the Atlas's 276-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine. However, the Atlas delivers more torque with 266 pound-feet of torque to the Pilot's 262 pound-feet of torque.
  • Interior: When it comes to interior space, the Atlas tops the Pilot with more cargo capacity and total interior volume. The Pilot offers as much as 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space and 169.4 cubic feet of passenger volume while the Atlas delivers 96.8 cubic feet and 174.3 cubic feet.
  • Warranty: The Atlas offers a more generous warranty than the Pilot with a six-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty compared to the Pilot's three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty ad five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

The Volkswagen Atlas vs. Ford Explorer

  • Safety: Features like blind-spot monitoring, forward collision mitigation, and rear cross-traffic alert come standard for the Atlas, but you will have to pay for a higher trim level on the Explorer for similar features.
  • Technology: The Atlas comes with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, but these features aren't offered until a higher trim level for the Explorer.
  • Cargo Capacity: How much luggage or equipment can make all the difference for your travels when every inch counts. The Atlas comes with a maximum of 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space while the Explorer delivers 81.7 cubic feet.
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See the New Volkswagen Atlas in Person

As you can see, the new Volkswagen Atlas offers either comparable or superior essentials. If you're interested in seeing all the capabilities and features of the new Volkswagen Atlas, there's no better way to learn about it than by getting behind the wheel. Schedule a test drive today to experience all that the new Atlas has to offer!

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    14060 S Tamiami Trl
    Fort Myers, FL 33912

    • Contact Us: (800) 789-3570
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Volkswagen of Fort Myers

14060 S Tamiami Trl
Directions Fort Myers, FL 33912

  • Contact Us: (800) 789-3570

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