2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot Comparison Information in Seattle, WA

The market today is full of quality 3-row SUV models, which can make finding the right one for your specific needs a bit difficult. Which midsize SUV offers more for your money? The best way to find out is to look through the specifications and features, and that's exactly what we've done here. Browse through the information below to see how the value, capability, and safety of the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Honda Pilot compare.

2019 Subaru Ascent Performance

All-New 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot Comparison: Interior

Inside these impressive midsize SUVs, you'll find three comfortable rows of seating for up to eight passengers. However, the 2019 Subaru Ascent does offer slightly more passenger space. One of the main reasons to upgrade your vehicle to a 3-row SUV is to have more room. Once again, the all-new Subaru Ascent offers a bit more cargo room behind the third-row seats than the 2018 Honda Pilot. Fold all the rear seats down, and you find noticeably more maximum cargo space in the Subaru Ascent.

With a new SUV capable taking the whole family to the next destination, it's important to keep everyone comfortable. That's why every new 2019 Subaru Ascent comes standard with automatic tri-zone climate control. You can get this level of convenience in a new 2018 Honda Pilot, but only as an additional and pricy upgrade.


2019 Subaru Ascent Driver Assist

What are the Technological Differences Between the 2019 Subaru Ascent & the 2018 Honda Pilot?

It seems that every new vehicle today comes with a touchscreen infotainment system. The new 2019 Subaru Ascent comes standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display while the 2018 Honda Pilot starts out with a 5-inch LCD screen. Something else that's often taken for granted in a modern vehicle is keyless entry via remote key fob. That's also standard with every new 2019 Subaru Ascent, but you'll have to again pay more to upgrade a new 2018 Honda Pilot with this level of convenience.


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2019 Subaru Ascent Technology

Compare the Performance of the 2019 Subaru Ascent & the 2018 Honda Pilot

Subaru has built quite the reputation in rugged regions like the Pacific Northwest because of a unique level of performance. The new 2019 Subaru Ascent lives up to that reputation with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Once again, you can get a new Honda Pilot equipped with their version of all-wheel drive, but it's an expensive option that hasn't been proven to be as capable as the Subaru all-wheel drive system. Both models do offer similar power under the hood, but consider how they make the power.

Like every Subaru model, the all-new 2019 Ascent is equipped with a flat BOXER® engine, and this one is turbocharged. This relatively unique engine design provides a lower center of gravity that allows for a more comfortable ride while still standing 8.7 inches above the ground. The ride quality and handling of the 2018 Honda Pilot simply falls short of this standard. You'll also find that the new Subaru Ascent offers better city fuel economy.


2019 Subaru Ascent Safety Technology

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot: Safety

Few brands define modern automotive safety quite like Subaru and Honda. Both names are constantly innovating and earning the industry's highest safety awards. However, we again see a distinct advantage in the standard Subaru EyeSight® technology that comes with every 2019 Ascent. This provides features such as pre-collision braking, lane keep assist, and even adaptive cruise control. Similar safety features will cost significantly more as upgrades on higher Honda Pilot trim levels.


2019 Subaru Ascent Safety Features

Compare Other Features Between the 2019 Subaru Ascent & the 2018 Honda Pilot

There are also impressive available safety features offered by the new 2019 Subaru Ascent that no Honda Pilot currently has. For instance, you can get steering responsive LED headlights that help you see around corners at night in a new Subaru Ascent. You can also get this all-new 3-row midsize SUV from Subaru Equipped with reverse automatic braking. When it comes to getting the best value from your new SUV investment, the new 2019 Subaru Ascent clearly comes out ahead.


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What Else Can You Expect from a New Subaru in the Greater Seattle Area?

Subaru continues to be among the fastest-growing names in the business. It all started with the confidence that Subaru models earned in rugged climates and terrains like those around the Puget Sound. Today, the Subaru lineup boasts a long list of prestigious safety awards as well as top recognition from authorities like Kelley Blue Book, the Automotive Lease Guide, and Forbes. In fact, over the past decade, Subaru has offered the best-selling all-wheel drive vehicles in the nation. When the time comes to discover more of the advantages that come with driving a Subaru, come see us at Carter Subaru Ballard where we proudly serve West Seattle and Bellevue.