3-Row Monsters in the SUV Lineup: 2022 Subaru Ascent vs 2022 Honda Pilot

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2022 Subaru Ascent vs 2022 Honda Pilot Comparison in Columbus, OH

When you're ready for your next family road trip, or it's time for a DIY redo, you want a vehicle with enough space for all. A three-row option is great for larger families or jumbo-sized commutes, and Subaru delivers with the latest 2022 Herculean-sized SUV. The newest Ascent is a durable, high-quality powerhouse entering the market with upgraded technology and features. Want to see how it stacks up to the competition? We've pitted the 2022 Ascent against one of its direct competitors, the 2022 Honda Pilot, to see how they compare. When you're ready to test out the superior Subaru Ascent, stop by our dealership here in Columbus and see how this upgraded SUV handles. At Byers Airport Subaru we're committed to going the extra mile to give you a top-notch car-buying experience.

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2022 Subaru Ascent vs 2022 Honda Pilot: Exterior & Interior Features

Even at first glance, you can see distinct differences between the 2022 Subaru Ascent and the 2022 Honda Pilot. The Ascent has a standard 8.7" ground clearance across all trim levels, over an inch higher than the standard Pilot. On every Ascent model you get LED steering-responsive headlights, while the highest upgrade for the Pilot only provides general LED headlights, and you'll have to shell out more money for the feature. Roof rails are standard fare for both models, while a moonroof feature is an option on higher trim levels. A power liftgate is available for both vehicles above the base trim level as well.

Inside, both SUVs offer similar passenger volume, with the Ascent offering up to a roomy 43.5 cubic feet of space behind the second row of seating. Both vehicles have a max seating allowance of 8 passengers, which drops to 7 if you upgrade to captain's chairs for second row seating. Heated front seats are available above the base trim level of the Ascent, and both the Ascent and Pilot offer heated second row seats as you climb trim levels. Enjoy second row climate controls and leather upholstery on higher trim levels of the Ascent, or trizone climate control is standard on the base level.


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2022 Subaru Ascent vs 2022 Honda Pilot: Technology

Stay connected while on the go with integrated technology inside the 2022 Ascent and 2022 Pilot. Both vehicles offer connectivity through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and 4G LTE is standard to all models except the base trim level of the Ascent. The Pilot comes with a standard 8" audio display system across trim levels, while you have options with the Ascent. A standard 6.5" STARLINK® multimedia plus display system is just the beginning. Upgrade on higher trim levels up to an 8" screen, including navigation. Climb trim levels to enjoy the Harman Kardon® Quantum Surround Sound audio system only available with the Ascent. Or step into the latest audio extravaganza with the exclusive Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade, an optional upgrade to higher trim levels of the Ascent. With the Rockford Fosgate system, utilizing an amplifier, upgraded speakers and a digital signal processor so you not only hear your music, but feel it too.

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2022 Subaru Ascent vs 2022 Honda Pilot: Performance

You don't have to sacrifice power for interior seating with the new 2022 Ascent and 2022 Pilot. The Ascent comes with the 2.4L turbocharged Subaru BOXER® 4 cylinder engine, pumping out an impressive 260 horsepower and 277 lb/ft of torque. The Pilot offers a V6 engine as standard fare, with 280 horsepower and 262 lb/ft of torque. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard across the Ascent lineup, while the Pilot offers 2WD and AWD availability. The Ascent offers up to 27 highway MPG, and the Pilot can manage up to 27 highway MPG with 2WD and 26 MPG on the highway with the AWD option. Tow up to a mighty 5,000 pounds with either SUV at higher trim levels and take advantage of monstrous SUV capabilities.


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2022 Subaru Ascent vs 2022 Honda Pilot: Safety

Trust that you've picked a reliably safe option in the three row SUV lineup with the 2022 Ascent and 2022 Pilot. For 2022 both vehicles were awarded an overall five star crash safety test rating according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Only the Ascent received placement with the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, earning the highest honor as a Top Safety Pick+, while the Pilot did not earn any honors with the IIHS. Subaru exclusive safety features like EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology and X-MODE® are standard on all trims of the Ascent. STARLINK® Safety and Security comes standard on all but the base trim model of the Ascent for added peace of mind. Bump up to the Touring 7-Passenger trim level of the Ascent and enjoy the 180-Degree Front View Monitor added feature.


The 2022 Subaru Ascent Tops the 3-Row SUV Lineup

Step into a comfortable, supercharged three row SUV with Subaru. The 2022 Subaru Ascent has a starting MSRP that's over $5,000 less than the base model of the 2022 Honda Pilot, and you'll miss out on Subaru exclusive benefits if you look at another brand. The Ascent offers great mileage, the latest in technology and audio advancements, and a powerhouse of lush safety amenities to keep every person inside the cabin safe and secure. It's a no brainer to discover that the Ascent is the best in the market when it comes to a three-row model. When you're ready to test out this spacious vehicle yourself, stop into our showroom at Byers Airport Subaru and we will gladly help get you behind the wheel of the latest Ascent, or any of our other exceptional Subaru models. Stop in today.

Feature 2022 Subaru Ascent 2022 Honda Pilot
Starting MSRP* $32,795 $38,080
Fuel Economy (MPG) 21 City / 27 Highway 20 City / 27 Highway
All-Wheel Drive Standard Available
Roof Rails Standard Standard
Ground Clearance 8.7 Inches 7.3 Inches
Passenger Volume 153.5 Cubic Feet 152.9 Cubic Feet
Max Cargo Volume 75.6 Cubic Feet 83.9 Cubic Feet
LED Steering Responsive Headlights Standard Unavailable
Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Standard Standard
Standard Climate Control Tri-Zone Tri-Zone

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.

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