2024 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2024 Honda Pilot

For 2024, Volkswagen redesigned the Atlas, enhancing its looks, interior and capabilities. A convenient 7-seater, the 2024 Volkswagen Atlas makes a great family vehicle, or a sidekick for your weekend adventures. But how does the Atlas fare when you compare it to some of the competition? What if we take a look at it side-by-side with the Honda Pilot? Join the team here at Fifth Avenue Volkswagen as we take a closer look at these two SUV’s, and figure out which one is worth your consideration.


The 2024 Atlas comes with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, offering 269 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. It offers an estimated combined fuel consumption of 10.8L/100km, for good overall efficiency. The Honda Pilot’s 3.5L V6 is perfectly fine, but doesn’t hold up compared to the Atlas. It offers a mere 285 horsepower, and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, and an inferior 11L/100km combined fuel economy. When it comes to towing, both vehicles top out around 5,000 lbs when properly equipped. Comparable, yes, but the 2024 Volkswagen Atlas is just a little bit better across the board where it counts.


The 2024 Honda Pilot does offer an option for an 8th passenger, but it’s trying to cram an extra passenger into a much less comfortable space. The Atlas offers a full inch of additional head and leg room for your passengers. Comfort is also improved with the inclusion of standard heated seats and a heated steering wheel – features the Pilot reserves for higher price-points. The Atlas also comes with a 12” touchscreen compared to the Pilot’s 7” standard touchscreen, making accessing your infotainment centre easier.


Both the 2024 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2024 Honda Pilot offer good safety packages. Standard safety features in both SUVs include forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and an autonomous emergency braking system. The Atlas, however, offers some available advanced safety features such as a bird’s-eye view camera, an active blind spot monitoring system, and park distance control.

Visit Fifth Avenue Volkswagen for the 2024 Atlas

The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas really is the total package. It looks and performs better than the Honda Pilot in every way that matters, and we think you’ll agree when you see one for yourself. Visit our showroom today, where we can answer your questions, or book you in for a test drive.