2017 Honda Pilot Touring VS 2018 VW Atlas Execline 3.6 FSI in Blainville
September 26 2017,
Are you currently looking for a full-size SUV in the Blainville area, near Laval and St-Jerome, and do not know which one to buy between the 2017 Honda Pilot and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas? This comparative test will help you choose the right one!
You wanted a Volkswagen able to offer a great driving experience while having enough interior space to go off on an adventure with your family and all its luggage? Your wish has been granted with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas! Featuring an impressive 2741-litre maximum cargo space, you will be able to drive 6 additional passengers and all their belongings, thanks to the 3-row adult-size seats! Also you will benefit from never-seen-before technology for the category, such as the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which replaces the traditional dashboard gages by a high-definition screen displaying all the relevant information concerning the vehicle and the road. On the other side, the Honda features a dashboard mixing analog gages with a digital speedometer, which lacks the homogeneity and the futuristic feel of the Atlas's one. This sets the Volkswagen Atlas as the new benchmark regarding driving ergonomics in the category, when compared to the 2017 Honda Pilot, in the Blainville area, between Laval and St-Jerome in the Laurentians!
Price wise, the most luxurious versions of the 2017 Honda Pilot and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas are similar. Indeed the 2017 Honda Pilot Touring costs $51,490 while the 2018 VW Atlas Execline 3.6 FSI retails for $52,540 in the Blainville area, near St-Jerome in the Laurentians, and Laval. However, the Volkswagen features more advanced technology with a 360-degrees camera when the 2017 Honda Pilot has only a multi-angle rear view camera. As for infotainment, it is the same: the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Execline's system is more refined than the one of the 2017 Honda Pilot, with the standard Volkswagen Digital Cockpit able to display navigation maps directly on the dashboard, when the navigation system of Honda is on the centre console's screen. If you add a Fender 12-speakers high quality sound system with a subwoofer and compare it to the sound system of the Pilot which has only 10 speakers, and the conclusion is clear: traveling in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas between Blainville and Laval, or even farther in the Laurentians past St-Jerome, will be much more enjoyable when compared to any drives in the 2017 Honda Pilot!
|Characteristics||2018 Volkswagen Atlas Execline V6 3.6||2017 Honda Pilot Touring|
|Engine||3.6-litre V6||3.5-litre V6|
|Power||276 hp||280 hp|
|Torque||266 lb-ft||262 lb-ft|
|Gearbox||8-speed automatic with manual and sport modes||9-speed automatic with manual mode|
|Length||5.03 meters||4.94 meters|
As for the engines, the 2017 Honda Pilot and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Execline are powered by V6 motors that have similar displacements. Nonetheless, the Atlas's one delivers more torque. Hence, contrary to the 2017 Honda Pilot Touring, you will have better accelerations with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Execline, especially with the well-known 4MOTION AWD system and the drive mode selector! Last but not least, you will have the choice between this V6 and a more fuel-efficient 235-hp 2.0-liter engine in the Atlas, perfect for any urban environment while still being powerful enough to display great performance levels on roads located outside the city.
Hence, before going and seeing the 2017 Honda Pilot at your Honda dealer in Blainville, between Laval and St-Jerome in the Laurentians, why don't you discover and book a test drive of your 2018 Volkswagen Atlas at VW Lauzon Blainville? At the same time you will have the opportunity to see the whole 2017-2018 Volkswagen lineup, our demonstrator or preowned vehicles in stock for sale, and even our current financing or leasing offers!