2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent Comparison
2019 Honda Pilot
Starting Price: $32,445 | Price yours
Above Average: Reliability, high resale, a suite of standard safety features and plenty of interior space make the Honda Pilot a great bet.
Below Average: A bit of a snooze to drive and the somewhat bulbous design isn’t for everyone.
Consensus: The 2019 Honda Pilot is still one of the most recommendable 3-row midsize SUVs.
2019 Subaru Ascent
Starting Price: $32,970 | Price yours
Above Average: Upscale, roomy enough for 8 people, tech loaded, and sportier than most midsize SUVs.
Below Average: Only one engine option and no hybrid.
Consensus: The 2019 Subaru Ascent is pretty much everything you could want including, comfort, safety, practicality and sportiness. If you only need to use the third row for tiny humans, it’s a great buy.
The 2019 Subaru Ascent offers pretty much everything you could want in a 3-row SUV including, comfort, safety, practicality and sportiness. Its Subaru’s first entry into the space, the 2019 Subaru Ascent is a great first effort and comes standard with AWD. It offers a good combination of sportiness thanks to the 260 horsepower 4-cylinder engine, comfort, safety (EyeSight comes standard), and versatility. It comes with tri-zone climate control and rear doors that open to 75-degrees making getting into the second and third rows a less acrobatic move. The Honda Pilot on the other hand, regularly wins the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award in its segment because of its durability, class-leading reputation, and its long list of available features. For 2019 Honda has replaced the annoying volume slider with a knob on the infotainment system, refreshed the front and rear fascia, and updated the previously cranky 9-speed automatic transmission. Honda has also made their suite top-of-the-line active safety and driver-assistance features standard on the 2019 Honda Pilot.
Spacious 3-row SUVs with clever features that make either vehicle great family haulers.
Honda Pilot Advantages
Class-leading safety, reliability, and features for a competitive price.
Subaru Ascent Advantages
All-wheel drive standard. USB ports for every row and 19 (19!) cup holders make the cabin of the Subaru a very comfortable place to be.
The 2019 Honda Pilot takes first place in this comparison thanks to its solid resale, reliability, versatility, and pricing.
|2019 Honda Pilot||2019 Subaru Ascent|
|Engine||3.6-liter V6||3.3-liter V6|
|Horsepower||310 hp @ 6800 rpm||290 hp @ 6,400 rpm|
|Torque||266 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm||252 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm|
|Transmission||Automatic, 9-speed||Automatic, 6-speed|
|Fuel Economy||21 mpg (18 city, 27 hwy)||23 mpg (21 city, 27 hwy)|
|Also Available||2.0-liter turbo I4|
|Warranty||3 years/36,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
|NHTSA Overall Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Max Seating Capacity||7 passengers||7 passengers|
|Wheelbase||109.4 inches||110.2 inches|
|Overall Length||187.4 inches||193.1 inches|
|Width||74.4 inches||74.2 inches|
|Height||66.3 inches||66.5 inches|
|Turning Diameter||37.2 feet||36.9 feet|
|Headroom, Front||39.5 inches||39.9 inches|
|Headroom, 2nd row||39.3 inches||39.4 inches|
|Headroom, 3rd row||36.3 inches||35.7 inches|
|Legroom, Front||44.1 inches||41.3 inches|
|Legroom, 2nd row||39.4 inches||40.4 inches|
|Legroom, 3rd row||31.7 inches||30.9 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Front||59.1 inches||59.4 inches|
|Shoulder Room, 2nd row||58.0 inches||58.3 inches|
|Shoulder Room, 3rd row||52.8 inches||53.9 inches|
|EPA Passenger Volume||154.2 cu. ft.||146.6 cu. ft.|
|EPA Cargo Volume||73.0 cu. ft.||80.0 cu. ft.|