Compare 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2018 Honda Pilot & 2018 Toyota Highlander in Richmond, VA.

Explore how the All-New Volkswagen Atlas Holds an Edge Over the Honda Pilot & Toyota Highlander

Before you buy your next 3-row SUV for you and your family, there is an all-new player is the game that you certainly should be aware of...

Here at Brown's VW, we are thrilled to introduce the all-new 2018 VolkswagenAtlas to our customers and VW-enthusiasts throughout the Richmond, Chesterfield, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Petersburg areas! While this entirely new midsize SUV with 3-rows of seating may be slightly late to the party of in-class competitors, it indeed becomes evident quite quickly that the VW Atlas is truly in a league of its own when compared closely with the likes of competing Honda and Toyota models.

With a low price tag, outstanding warranty, amazingly spacious interior cabin, class-leading 3rd row, versatile cargo storage, cutting-edge safety features, seamless technology and very enjoyable driving manners, there is no big mystery as to why the Volkswagen Atlas is simply unmatched by the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander! Please continue reading to discover for yourself just why this is the case.


  • Let's first talk price points. The 2018 VW Atlas has a competitive price tag of only $30,750, slightly undercutting MSRP for the 2018 Honda Pilot which starts at $30,900. The price for the 2018 Toyota Highlander climbs higher up to $31,030. But all of these prices are similar, so let's keep exploring.
  • This is where things begin to not look similar. The transferable bumper-to-bumper limited warranty of the new Volkswagen Atlas covers you for 6-years/72,000-miles. In stark contrast, both Honda and Toyota offer a limited warranty for only 3-years/36,000-miles for the rival Pilot and Highlander SUV models.



3-Row SUV Versatility & Practicality

  • The all-new VW Atlas was precisely designed to make your daily commutes and long drives alike with the whole family very stress-free. Access to the 3rd row in the back is incredibly effortless and convenient inside the Atlas, and it's largely considered to possess the most easily-accessible 3rd row in its whole class, including the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.
  • In addition, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV also offers a class-leading amount of legroom in the 3rd row, something that frequent occupants (and not just small children) will surely greatly appreciate! Unfortunately, Honda and Toyota just cannot say the same and fail to have these impressive bragging rights.

European Driving Personality for Your Enjoyment

Another trait that both the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander fail to provide is an exciting and enjoyable drive behind the wheel. We know that you have no need for speeding around town in a family-friendly 3-row SUV model, but it is always nice have power under the hood for highway passing and acceleration when you want it. Thanks to proven German driving dynamics, innovative European engineering, a perfectly tuned suspension system, a commanding 3.6-liter V6 engine and a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission, the Volkswagen Atlas delivers a dramatically superior drive than the Pilot and Highlander.

When you go out for a spin around Richmond, Chesterfield, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Petersburg and beyond, it feels like you are driving an SUV model far smaller than the 2018 Atlas actually is! You are all too aware that you are driving a large and bulky SUV when you drive the Honda Pilot or the Toyota Highlander.

Awards to Prove It

The new Volkswagen Atlas has been winning some huge awards too. We believe that the simple fact that gave it two of their prestigious awards speaks volumes about just how dominant the all-new 2018 VW Atlas really is over the new Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. In 2017, officially named the Atlas model as the "Best Three-Row SUV", and it also received their "Best of 2018 Award" for this year. 

Please feel free to visit us soon at Brown's VW here in Richmond to take your very own test drive with the Volkswagen Atlas!

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