Byers Airport Subaru SUV Research: 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Honda Pilot

Compare the 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot SUV models comparison information

If you're in the market for a new 3-row SUV, you've probably considered the popular 2018 Honda Pilot. But did you know the 2019 Subaru Ascent is now available? It's the newest and biggest Subaru model ever, with comfortable seating for eight passengers. It's also packed to bursting with advanced technology as well as the toughness and capability you demand from Subaru. We think it's the best value in the segment today! We'll prove it to you below by comparing these vehicles side-by-side in areas like comfort, technology and safety.

Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot Interior Styling

2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Honda Pilot - Interiors Compared

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is a touch roomier than the 2018 Honda Pilot, with extra legroom for passengers in both the front and middle rows. Even so, you also get more cargo room behind the rear seats of the Subaru Ascent.

But it's not just in size that the 2018 Subaru Ascent is better - you also get improved standard comfort features. Tri-zone automatic climate control lets driver, front passenger and rear passengers select their ideal temperature, and the Subaru Ascent handles the rest. You'll find just single-zone manual air conditioning in the 2018 Honda Pilot.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot Technology Advances

2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Honda Pilot - Technology Compared

The standard infotainment display in the 2019 Subaru Ascent is a 6.5" touch display powered by Subaru STARLINK™. That advanced infotainment system provides smartphone connectivity via Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®. By contrast, the standard infotainment display in the 2018 Honda Pilot is a smaller, button-operated unit. On the Honda Pilot, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® are additional upgrades.

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Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot Performance Details

2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Honda Pilot - Performance Compared

Despite the fact that the 2018 Honda Pilot is equipped with a larger V6 engine, the turbocharged, four-cylinder BOXER® engine in the 2019 Subaru Ascent generates even more torque for less gas! Horsepower is certainly important, but torque is a better indicator of how quick a heavy vehicle will feel from a stop - and you get about 25 more lb/ft of torque from the Subaru Ascent. Better still, the Subaru Ascent is extremely efficient. In the city, it'll earn up to 21 MPG compared to just 18 MPG achieved by the Honda Pilot when equipped with all-wheel drive.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot Safety Benefits

2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Honda Pilot - Safety Compared

The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system comes standard on every 2019 Subaru Ascent. That provides improved handling and off-road potential - but it also means superior safety, particularly on wet or icy roads. A lesser AWD system is available on the Honda Pilot, but only as a $1,900 upgrade.

What's more, the 2019 Subaru Ascent boasts some unique safety features you won't find on any Honda Pilot! Steering adaptive LED headlights available on the Subaru Ascent pivot in tandem with your steering, helping you see better around bends and corners at night. No similar technology is available on the 2018 Honda Pilot.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot Driver Assistance Benefits

2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Honda Pilot - Driver Assistance Compared

Once again, the 2019 Subaru Ascent provides as standard the features you'll need an expensive upgrade to get on the 2018 Honda Pilot. Subaru EyeSight® is a standard driver assistance suite on every Subaru Ascent. This advanced technology suite provides automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist! To get similar driver assistance on the Honda Pilot, you'll need to pay for both a trim level upgrade and an additional options package.

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