Compare 2020 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Subaru Ascent vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

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Black Edition AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot Black Edition AWD 19 26 $45,424 $49,720
Pilot EX 2WD 19 27 $31,569 $34,530
Pilot EX AWD 18 26 $33,394 $36,530
Pilot EX-L 2WD 19 27 $34,698 $37,960
Pilot EX-L AWD 18 26 $36,522 $39,960
Pilot EX-L w/Navi & RES 2WD 19 27 $36,522 $39,960
Pilot EX-L w/Navi & RES AWD 18 26 $38,346 $41,960
Pilot Elite AWD 19 26 $44,056 $48,220
Pilot LX 2WD 19 27 $28,943 $31,650
Pilot LX AWD 18 26 $30,767 $33,650
Pilot Touring 7-Passenger 2WD 20 27 $39,313 $43,020
Pilot Touring 7-Passenger AWD 19 26 $41,137 $45,020
Pilot Touring 8-Passenger 2WD 20 27 $39,039 $42,720
Pilot Touring 8-Passenger AWD 19 26 $40,864 $44,720
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8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ascent 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,027 $31,995
Ascent Limited 7-Passenger 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
Ascent Limited 8-Passenger 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
Ascent Premium 7-Passenger 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
Ascent Premium 8-Passenger 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
Ascent Touring 7-Passenger 20 26 $41,922 $45,045
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Atlas 2.0T S 4MOTION 20 24 $32,075 $33,445
Atlas 2.0T S FWD 21 24 $30,251 $31,545
Atlas 2.0T SE 4MOTION 20 24 $35,287 $36,795
Atlas 2.0T SE FWD 21 24 $33,464 $34,895
Atlas 2.0T SE w/Technology 4MOTION 20 24 $37,204 $38,795
Atlas 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 21 24 $35,382 $36,895
Atlas 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 20 24 $40,656 $42,395
Atlas 2.0T SEL Premium 4MOTION 20 24 $45,260 $47,195
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T S 4MOTION 20 24 $32,084 $33,455
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T S FWD 21 24 $30,260 $31,555
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SE 4MOTION 20 24 $35,296 $36,805
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SE FWD 21 24 $33,474 $34,905
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SE w/Technology 4MOTION 20 24 $37,253 $38,845
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 21 24 $35,431 $36,945
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 20 24 $40,685 $42,425
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SEL Premium 4MOTION 20 24 $45,289 $47,225
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 16 22 $38,595 $40,245
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 17 23 $36,773 $38,345
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $39,938 $41,645
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line FWD 17 23 $38,116 $39,745
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 16 22 $42,412 $44,225
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 17 23 $40,591 $42,325
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 16 22 $47,014 $49,025
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $48,646 $50,725
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $44,042 $45,925
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line FWD 17 23 $42,220 $44,025
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 16 22 $38,548 $40,195
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 17 23 $36,724 $38,295
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $39,890 $41,595
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line FWD 17 23 $38,068 $39,695
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 16 22 $42,384 $44,195
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 17 23 $40,560 $42,295
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 16 22 $46,987 $48,995
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $48,617 $50,695
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $44,012 $45,895
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line FWD 17 23 $42,191 $43,995
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T S 4MOTION 20 24 $31,411 $32,755
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T S FWD 21 24 $29,590 $30,855
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE 4MOTION 20 24 $34,625 $36,105
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE FWD 21 24 $32,802 $34,205
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE w/Technology 4MOTION 20 24 $36,581 $38,145
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 21 24 $34,759 $36,245
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 20 24 $40,015 $41,725
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL Premium 4MOTION 20 24 $44,618 $46,525
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 17 23 $38,451 $40,095
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 18 23 $36,102 $37,645
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 17 23 $39,793 $41,495
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line FWD 18 23 $37,444 $39,045
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 17 23 $41,741 $43,525
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 18 23 $39,918 $41,625
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 17 23 $46,345 $48,325
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 17 23 $47,973 $50,025
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION 17 23 $43,371 $45,225
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line FWD 18 23 $41,550 $43,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,424
$30,027
$32,075
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,720
$31,995
$33,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$829 / month
$533 / month
$557 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.8
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Honda Pilot is a three-row family crossover at the top of its class. The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan. The 2021 VW Atlas is a competent family hauler that assimilates into the daily routine without fuss.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
44.6 45.9 45.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62 60.3 60.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.2 41.5
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 36.3 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 153.5 153.7
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.7 58.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.2 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 38.6 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 41.3 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
57.3 57.5 58
Passenger Capacity
7 8 7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62 61.1 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
31.9 31.7 33.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.9 40 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 64.4 67.2
Length, Overall (in)
196.5 196.8 198.3
Height, Overall (in)
70.6 71.6 70
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 64.2 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
111 113.8 117.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 76 78.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7 -
Liftover Height (in)
- 32 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
82.1 86.5 96.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16 17.8 20.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46 47.5 55.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 45.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 47.6 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 47.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 33.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 82.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.9 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.1 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19.3 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 38 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50HR20 P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50HR20 P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4319 4430 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 4700 277 @ 2000 258 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.4 L/146 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6000 260 @ 5600 235 @ 4500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27 24
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.60 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 - 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.23 - 0.75 5.59
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 4.44 3.60
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 - 1.95
Trans Type
9 8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.47 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.14 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 - 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 - 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Subaru Ascent Volkswagen Atlas
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility 4MOTION
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.7 8.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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