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, with 276-horsepower and a 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. The Atlas lineup also offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that is more efficient when driving through the city over its Honda rival.
  • 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 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume while the Atlas delivers 96.8 cubic feet and 154 cubic feet.
  • Warranty: The Atlas offers a more generous warranty than the Pilot with a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty compared to the Pilot's three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty.

The Volkswagen Atlas vs. Ford Explorer

  • Passenger Comfort: While both models offer ample space to stretch out, the Volkswagen Atlas does it a little bit better than the Ford Explorer. The Volkswagen offers more passenger space, and it provides more third-row legroom, making it more comfortable than the Explorer's third row.
  • Exterior Features: The Atlas offers a variety of features to help you make the most of your commute, with standard rain-sensing wipers, heated mirrors, and an optional luggage rack for your convenience. Ford doesn't offer any of these features with its based model.
  • 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 87.8 cubic feet.
Atlas Inventory

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!

Schedule a Test Drive
  1. Volkswagen of Fort Myers

    14060 S Tamiami Trl
    Fort Myers, FL 33912

    • Contact Us: (800) 789-3570
Loading Map...


Volkswagen of Fort Myers

14060 S Tamiami Trl
Directions Fort Myers, FL 33912

  • Contact Us: (800) 789-3570

Contact Us