2019 Subaru Ascent vs. Honda Pilot

2019 Subaru Ascent for Sale

Considering buying the new 2019 Subaru Ascent or the Honda Pilot for sale in Lee’s Summit? Let’s take a look at a number of key ways that the Subaru Ascent trumps the Honda Pilot.

Engine Specifications and Performance Measurements 

The 2019 Subaru Ascent and 2019 Honda Pilot are both mid-size sport utility vehicles meant to allow you to carry many passengers without compromising on performance and fuel efficiency. The Honda Pilot runs off a gasoline-powered 3.5-liter base engine with six cylinders and a horsepower of 280 at 6,000 revolutions per minute. The 2019 Subaru Ascent runs on a gasoline-powered 2.4-liter base engine with four cylinders and a horsepower of 260 running at 5,600 revolutions per minute. The Honda Pilot falls behind with a torque of 262 pounds per foot running at 4,700 revolutions per minute. The Subaru Ascent has torque of 277 pounds per foot running at 2,000 revolutions per minute. 

The Subaru Ascent will save you a lot of money in gas over the years, with fuel efficiency boasting a 21 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon highway, while the Honda Pilot has a fuel efficiency of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. The combined miles per gallon of the Subaru Ascent is slightly higher at 23 miles per gallon than the Honda Pilot’s 22 miles per gallon, though this depends on the type of driving you typically do. Both sport utility vehicles run off regular unleaded gasoline and have variable valve timing with the Subaru Ascent sporting a Double overhead cam (DOHC) and the Honda Pilot with a Single overhead cam (SOHC).

The Honda Pilot comes standard with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission but the Subaru Ascent comes standard with all-wheel drive including a center locking differential, descent control function, and a continuously automatic variable speed transmission.

Both sport utility vehicles comfortably seat up to eight passengers. The Honda Pilot has a towing capacity maximum of 3,500 pounds falling behind the Subaru Ascent’s towing capacity is a maximum of 5,000 pounds.

Exterior Features

Both the Subaru Ascent have 245/60R H all-season 18-inch tires, with the Subaru Ascent having painted alloy wheels and the Honda Pilot having standard alloy wheels. The Subaru Ascent comes in 11 different exterior color options and two different interior color options while the Honda Pilot comes in eight different exterior color options and three different interior color options.

Warranty Information

The Subaru Ascent and the Honda Pilot both have the same standard warranties that come with a purchase to keep you covered for half of the first decade of vehicle ownership. They are all of the same duration on both of the sport utility vehicles. The basic warranty is good for up to 36,000 miles or three years, whichever you reach first, the drivetrain warranty covers you for up to five years or a maximum of 60,000 miles, and last but not least the roadside warranty is good for up to three years or 36,000 miles, whichever you reach first.

Comfort and Convenience Features

In order for your ride to be enjoyable, both Honda and Subaru have implemented a number of features. Of these features, both sport utility vehicles come standard with an electric power steering system, interior air filtration system, tilt and telescopically adjustable steering wheel, adaptive cruise control system, and a rearview camera. The Honda Pilot has cruise controls and audio controls built into the standard steering wheel while the Subaru Ascent provides the cruise control, transmission controls and audio controls built into the simulated alloy and leather steering wheel. The Honda Pilot has a standard air conditioning system throughout and the Subaru Ascent provides a climate control function for all three zones of the interior.

Both sport utility vehicles have two one-touch power windows along with heated mirrors and power door locks with remote keyless functionality. The Subaru Ascent has an eight-way power adjustable and height adjustable driver seat and a four-way manually adjustable passenger seat, both upholstered in cloth, and both have multi-level heating capability. The Honda Pilot has a six-way power adjustable and height adjustable driver seat and a four-way manually adjustable passenger seat, and both are also upholstered in cloth. Both sport utility vehicles have the widely popular feature of bucket front seats as well as ventilation ducts in the rear, rear seats that reclineable, and a split folding rear seat back. The Subaru Ascent also has a folding center armrest and fan control add-on for the rear ventilation ducts. 

In terms of storage, the Honda Pilot has an overhead console with extra storage, storage on the back of the front seats, door pockets for the front and rear doors, and third row as well as front and rear cup holders. The Subaru Ascent has all of the above features mentioned in the Honda Pilot; however, the Ascent provides a cargo capacity maximum of 86.5 cubic feet and an EPA interior volume of 171.3 cubic feet, extending just beyond the Pilot’s cargo capacity maximum of 83.9 cubic feet and an EPA interior volume of 169.4 cubic feet.

Safety Systems and Features

Both Subaru and Honda ensure that the driver and crew will arrive safely at any destination with the abundance of advanced safety systems and features included in both sport utility vehicles. These include four-wheel automatic braking system, daytime running lights, a three-point seat belt in the center rear seat, child car seat anchors, stability control, an occupant-sensing deactivating passenger airbag, remote anti-theft alarm system, headlamps with dusk-sensing capability, tire pressure monitoring technology, and pre-collision safety system.

Furthermore, both sport utility models also encompass features such as child safety locks for the rear doors, engine immobilizer, post-collision safety system, front side-mounted airbags on both sides of the vehicle, an emergency braking assist system, a headlamp with an auto delay off function, and traction control.

The Subaru Ascent has a pre-collision safety system, a blind spot and lane departure warning feature, accident avoidance system, and front as well as rear ventilated disc brakes. The Honda Pilot has front ventilated disc brakes and solid rear disc brakes.

Get in touch with Lee’s Summit Subaru today to try out the 2019 Subaru Ascent for yourself.

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