2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot Model Comparison Information in Columbus, OH

Which Vehicle is Right for You in Redwood City: the 2019 Subaru Ascent or the 2018 Honda Pilot?

Subaru fans have long asked for a three-row Subaru SUV--and that request is finally a reality with the 2019 Subaru Ascent. The similarly priced 2018 Honda Pilot is another attractive three-row SUV--but which one gives you more for the money? Keep reading to find the research on how these two vehicles compare.

Compare the 2019 Subaru Ascent Interior Styling

One of the appeals of a three-row SUV is the interior volume. While the 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Honda Pilot have almost identical passenger volume, the Subaru Ascent comes in with more cargo space. It has 17.8 cubic feet behind the third row, and that can expand to 86.5 cubic feet behind the first row. The 2018 Honda Pilot has only 16.5 cubic feet standard, which can stretch to 83.9 cubic feet behind the first row.

Even with the mild weather of the Bay Area, air conditioning is an important part of ensuring a comfortable ride. Every new 2019 Subaru Ascent comes standard with tri-zone automatic climate control. Choose the entry-level 2018 Honda Pilot and you'll only get manual air conditioning.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent Technology Benefits

Although both the 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Honda Pilot are equipped with impressive technology, Subaru takes things to the next level. The 2019 Subaru Ascent has available Wi-Fi connectivity built right in to certain trim levels. Wi-Fi connectivity isn't available on the 2018 Honda Pilot.

Moreover, the 2019 Subaru Ascent has an available Harman Kardon QuantumLogic Surround Sound audio system with fourteen speakers. The most you'll get from a 2018 Honda Pilot is a ten-speaker audio system. With features like these, it's fair to say that the 2019 Subaru Ascent is designed with the needs of every passenger in mind.

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Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent Performance Advantages

The 2018 Honda Pilot comes standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive as an available upgrade. By comparison, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard on every new 2019 Subaru Ascent. The Subaru Ascent makes the most of its efficient engine, getting better fuel economy than even the 2WD Honda Pilot.

Both vehicles are excellent for driving around the city, and the all-wheel drive 2018 Honda Pilot is capable of some off-road adventure. However, when it comes to off-roading, the 2019 Subaru Ascent is equipped with extra features like Hill Descent Control and X-MODE®.

Ground clearance is yet another area where the 2019 Subaru Ascent shows its capability. Like most Subaru SUVs, it has 8.7 inches of ground clearance, enabling drivers to crawl over all kinds of obstacles. The 2018 Honda Pilot is still better than many other SUVs--but at 7.3 inches, it falls short of what the 2019 Subaru Ascent offers.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent Safety Features

The aforementioned Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive gives the 2019 Subaru Ascent a big advantage in safety. Not only is it standard on all trim levels, but it's more robust than the AWD system that's available on the Honda Pilot, giving better and more consistent traction in all kinds of road conditions.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent Driver Assist Technology Advantage

Driver assist technology also goes a long way towards keeping you and your family safe. Every new 2019 Subaru Ascent comes standard with Subaru EyeSight®, which combines Pre-collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and Lane Departure and Sway Warning. While similar features are available on the 2018 Honda Pilot, they're more expensive upgrades--and they're not available at all on the entry-level trim.

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