2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2021 Honda Pilot

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas has finally started to arrive at dealerships throughout the country. This year’s version of the VW Atlas features a number of new features and updates that help the three-row SUV to compete much better within its segment of the automotive industry. Feel free to visit us here at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Racine to learn more about the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas for yourself today!

One of the key competitors for the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is the 2021 Honda Pilot. Both of these three-row SUVs deliver a number of key features and other aspects that customers love. Comparing these two models against one another can be difficult for customers because of how closely matched the two options are. Join the staff here at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Racine today as we explore the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas and 2021 Honda Pilot a little closer to discover which model is the better option for customers!

Performance Comparison

2021 Volkswagen Atlas


2021 Honda Pilot

3.6L V6 Engine Engine Options 3.5L V6 Engine
276 Horsepower Engine Power 280 Horsepower
266 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 262 Pound-Feet
17 MPG / 23 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 20 MPG / 27 MPG


Explore the Spacious Interior of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Racine

Customers who are searching for a new three-row SUV generally value vehicles that offer great performance output, quality fuel economy ratings, and very spacious interiors. The tables above and below compare these key elements and appear to indicate that the 2021 VW Atlas has the overall advantage. The table above compares engine specs and shows the 2021 Atlas and 2021 Pilot are very closely matched. However, it is worth noting that the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas offers two engine options. The secondary option is a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine generating up to 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while also achieving fuel economy ratings of 21 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The table below compares interior volume—where the 2021 Atlas shines when compared to the 2021 Pilot.

Interior Volume Comparison

2021 Atlas


2021 Pilot

20.6 ft3 Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row 16.5 ft3
55.5 ft3 Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row 46.8 ft3
96.8 ft3 Cargo Volume Behind 1st Row 83.9 ft3
153.7 ft3 Total Interior Passenger Volume 153.1 ft3


As you can see, the 2021 Atlas offers more volume at each level evaluated in this table. This, along with the evenly matched performance specifications, shows why the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is the better choice for customers who are searching for a new three-row SUV. Visit us at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Racine to learn more about the 2021 Atlas and its many other great features and aspects today!

Interested in this Model?