New Subaru Ascent

Compare Subaru Ascent vs Honda Pilot

Subaru has brought something new to the realm of SUVs: the new Subaru Ascent. This vehicle brings Subaru's high level of performance, comfort and safety to shake things up among three-row SUVs, and we maintain a well-stocked inventory of new Subaru Ascent models from which to choose in a variety of different model trims to help you best match the specific needs and desires of your lifestyle. Now, we know that there are already a plethora of different three-row SUV options out there. So, we have gone ahead and compared our new three-row SUV against its established competition, the Honda Pilot, in matters of cost, performance, interior quality, and safety to help save you time in your search.


The first thing that comes to mind when choosing a new SUV is the value, and the clear winner is the 2019 Subaru Ascent. When put side-by-side, the new Subaru Ascent has the lower starting price. Not only that, but each Subaru Ascent model trim level has a lower price than the Honda Pilot. The Subaru Ascent also records a better fuel economy than the Honda Pilot.

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Performance & Utility

In matters of performance, the new Subaru Ascent breaks away from its competition thanks to the SUBARU BOXER® engine and its standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Vehicle Dynamics Control which filters its power through available 20-inch alloy wheels. Despite its lower price, the Subaru Ascent matches the Honda Pilot with a 5,000-pound towing capacity. The new Subaru Ascent also offers 8.7 inches of Ground Clearance and standard X-MODE which includes Hill Descent Control.

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Interior Space & Technology

Inside, the Subaru Ascent offers more passenger space than the Honda Pilot. It is available with second-row captain’s chairs, and a panoramic moonroof. Technology-wise, the Subaru Ascent also stands out with its SUBARU STARLINK(™) Multimedia System, which comes standard with Apple CarPlay(™), Android Auto(™), and Pandora Integration and available SiriusXM®, All Access Radio, iHeartRadio®, and an eight-inch touchscreen, and is paired with an available Harman Kardon QuantumLogic Surround Sound Audio System. The 2019 Subaru Ascent also features available STARLINK(™) Entertainment Anywhere that features two iPads with two OtterBox® Defender Series cases, and two Harman Kardon® Bluetooth Headphones, and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability.

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In matters of safety, the Subaru Ascent stands out from the Honda Pilot thanks to its standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. The 2019 Subaru Ascent also features LED Steering Responsive Headlights, and offers 360 Degrees of Visibility. Communication-wise, the Subaru Ascent also breaks away from its competition thanks to its STARLINK Safety and Security which features systems like Advanced Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery.

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Discover the Subaru Ascent Difference at Our Dealership Today

It is one thing to see how the new Subaru Ascent is superior to its competition, but it is another to discover its superior driving experience and know fur sure which is the right SUV for you. The only way to do that is by getting behind the wheel for yourself. So, visit our dealership for a test drive today. We proudly serve the current and soon-to-be Subaru drivers of Ann Arbor, as well as those drivers of Jackson, Brighton, and Adrian. If you have any questions regarding our current inventory of quality new Subaru Ascent SUVs, please feel free to contact us for more information.