Comparison - Honda Pilot EX-L 2021 - vs - Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Honda MR-V

Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
40,360
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
$
41,445
Updated: 
13 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
8
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Steel Sapphire
#171F34
Obsidian Blue
#080932
Black Forest
#304830
Crystal Black
#000000
Modern steel
#595959
Lunar Silver
#C4C4C4
Platinum White Pearl
#E7E9E8
Deep Scarlet Pearl
#793335
Color: 
Deep black pearl
#000000
Platinum Gray Metallic
#686C6F
Tourmaline blue metallic
#063956
Aurora Red metallic
#D60118
Pure Gray
#9B9B9B
Pyrite Silver metallic
#9E9E98
Pacific Blue Metallic
#016BA6
Pure White
#FFFFFF

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

New Special Edition trim level.Nine-speed automatic now standard on all Pilot trim levels.Base LX trim gets dual-zone climate control.

Pros
A versatile, roomy interior with spacious rear seats
Smooth and compliant ride in most conditions
Better fuel economy than rivals
Many clever storage compartments

Cons
Collision warning and adaptive cruise control are overly sensitive
Third-row access is narrow

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Honda Pilot's #12 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Honda Pilot has a score of 7.8 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 48 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Smooth ride
Adult-friendly seating
Respectable cargo room

Cons
Poor predicted reliability rating
Limited standard infotainment tech

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 Honda Pilot does a solid impression of a minivan, minus the cultural baggage..

Pros
Seats up to eight adults—really
Strong V-6 power
Active safety tech comes standard
Infotainment’s good (except for LX)

Cons
Skimpy 5.0-inch base touchscreen
Loses the panache wars to Hyundai/Kia
9-speed bobbles the occasional shift
Top trims are pricey

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Atlas Cross Sport is a stylish mid-size two-row SUV, but it's too similar to its three-row namesake to stand out from the crowd.

Pros
Spunky styling,
tons of available features,
roomy interior.

Cons
Ho-hum driving dynamics,
truncated cargo space,
shorter powertrain warranty than main rivals.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.All-new two-row midsize SUV based on the popular three-row Atlas.Introduces the first generation of the Atlas Cross Sport.

Pros
Spacious interior with straightforward cabin design
Good combination of athletic handling and everyday comfort
Stylish exterior design

Cons
Not very quick to accelerate, even with the optional V6
Lower fuel economy than some competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 VW Atlas is a competent family hauler that assimilates into the daily routine without fuss.

Pros
Plenty of space
Good warranty
Good tech
Relative value among competitors
Solid powertrains

Cons
A little boring
Base touchscreen is on the small side
Not fuel-efficient
Cross Sport gets lost

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
262ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
280hp
at 6 000rpm
235hp
at 4 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.50in
195.50in
Width: 
78.60in
78.30in
Height: 
70.60in
67.70in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
Front Track: 
66.30in
Rear Track: 
66.30in
Wheel Base: 
111.00in
117.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
Rear Head Room: 
39.90
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
40.40in
Front Hip Room: 
59.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
62.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
62.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
83.80cu.ft
77.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.50cu.ft
40.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4228.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket front seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 Subwoofer(S
215 Watts Stereo Output
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
7 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear Privacy Glass
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Intermittent Rear Window Wiper / Washer
Windshield
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
20 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid rear disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Exterior Options: 
Side Steps
Wheel Locks
Accessory Towing Kit
Hood Deflector
Roof Rack
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Rubber Mats Kit
Rearview Mirror W/HomeLink
Carpeted Mats
Luggage Net
Privacy Cover

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige, Leather
#958875
Black, Leather
#221F22
Gray, leather
#868F8E
Color: 
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000
Dark Beige, leatherette
#D9B382