2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Honda Pilot in Chicago, IL

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2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Honda Pilot

Have you been searching for the perfect new SUV to accommodate your growing family and busy schedule? The competition is fierce when it comes to the SUV segment, so you've likely considered two of the most popular options: the 2019 Subaru Ascent and 2019 Honda Pilot. The experts at Grand Subaru in Chicago, IL have created the following page to highlight the key differences between these two impressive SUVs. If you have any questions before reading further, contact our dealership by calling (888) 840-3934.

For the purposes of this comparison, we will be taking a closer look at the 2019 Subaru Ascent Premium, starting at $34,195 MSRP, and the 2019 Honda Pilot EX, starting at $34,330 MSRP.


Interior and Design

Features such as heated front seats and tri-zone climate control are included with both the 2019 Subaru Ascent and 2019 Honda Pilot. However, only the Subaru Ascent includes family-friendly features such as stain-resistant cloth seating, and 19 total cup and bottle holders. Additional interior features you can expect with the 2019 Ascent include the following:

  • 86.5 cu.-ft. of total cargo volume
  • 8-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle
  • Cargo-area underfloor storage tray

2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Subaru Ascent Interior

2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot Interior

Safety and Technology

The Subaru Ascent and Honda Pilot share a number of the same safety and technology features such as a blind spot monitoring system and 8-in. touchscreens. Our experts agree, however, that you'll prefer the 2019 Ascent which has EyeSight® Driver Assist technology and in-cabin Wi-Fi® capability. The Subaru Ascent also has the following safety and technology features available:

  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Brake Assist
  • SUBARU STARLINK multimedia system
  • Automatic wiper-linked headlights
  • Dual front and second row USB ports
2019 Ascent Safety Features

Engine and Fuel Efficiency

While both the 2019 Ascent and 2019 Pilot are well equipped for your next adventure, only the 2019 Ascent includes all-wheel drive ideal for Chicago, IL winters. The Ascent can also tow significantly more than the Honda Pilot. Additional engine specs for both models can be found in the table below.

2019 Subaru AscentVS2019 Honda Pilot
2.4L I4Engine3.5L V6
260 HPHorsepower280 HP
277 lb.-ft.Torque262 lb.-ft.
21/27MPG City/Hwy19/27
5,000 lbs.Max. Towing Capacity3,500 lbs.

Price and Incentives

The 2019 Subaru Ascent starts at $31,995 MSRP, and at Grand Subaru in Chicago, IL, you can qualify for exciting savings opportunities. Our Subaru dealership is now offering competitive 2019 Ascent lease deals and finance incentives. Browse our new inventory to find the model that you like best, and then claim your offer by calling (888) 840-3934.

2019 Ascent driving through plains

2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2018 Honda Pilot | Chicago, IL

Are you torn between the new 2019 Subaru Ascent and 2018 Honda Pilot as your next new family SUV? While both models offer exciting features, only one is equipped to accommodate your active lifestyle. The following page highlights the key differences between the 2019 Subaru Ascent and 2018 Honda Pilot to help you decide which SUV is right for you. If you'd like to speak to a product specialist before reading on, contact Grand Subaru in Chicago, IL at (888) 840-3934.

For the purposes of this comparison, we will be taking a closer look at the 2019 Subaru Ascent Premium, starting at $34,195 MSRP, and the 2018 Honda Pilot EX, starting at $33,330 MSRP.

2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2018 Honda Pilot


Interior and Design

If premium interior amenities are at the top of your wish list, then the 2019 Subaru Ascent is right for you. Only the 2019 Ascent has heated front seats and 19 cup holders. The Honda Pilot does not include either feature. Additional interior features you'll appreciate with the 2019 Subaru Ascent include:

  • 8-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • Reclining 60/40 split flat-folding second- and third-row seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Stain-resistant cloth-upholstery
  • Tri-zone climate control

2019 Subaru Ascent Interior

Seating Capacity

A family-friendly SUV should be spacious and comfortable for all passengers. The 2019 Subaru Ascent has more passenger volume and cargo capacity compared to the Honda Pilot. Additional capacity specs for the Subaru Ascent and Honda Pilot include:

2019 Subaru Ascent

Vs.

2018 Honda Pilot

7

Passenger capacity

8

153.5 cu.-ft.

Passenger volume

152.9 cu.-ft.

86.5 cu.-ft.

Maximum cargo capacity

83.9 cu.-ft.


Safety and Technology

Modern families require an SUV with the latest safety and technology features. Our experts agree that you will prefer the features included with the 2019 Subaru Ascent to the 2018 Honda Pilot. The Subaru Ascent has 4G LTE Wi-Fi® compatibility along with an 8-in. touchscreen. In-cabin Wi-Fi® is not available with the Honda Pilot. Additional safety and technology features included with the 2019 Ascent are as follows:

  • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • Brake Assist
  • STARLINK Safety and Security
  • STARLINK infotainment with navigation
  • Harman Kardon surround system

2019 Subaru Ascent

Engine and Specs

Your new SUV should have ample power and efficiency for all your driving needs. The 2019 Subaru Ascent provides more torque for quicker acceleration compared to the Honda Pilot. The 2019 Ascent is also more efficient for city driving with up to 21 MPG. Complete engine specs for both SUVs can be found in the table below:

2019 Subaru Ascent

Vs.

2018 Honda Pilot

2.4L SUBARU BOXER® I4

Engine

3.5L V6

260 HP

Horsepower

280 HP

277 lb.-ft.

Torque

262 lb.-ft.

21/27

MPG city/highway

19/27


Towing Capacity

Do you plan to use your new SUV to tow a small boat, camper, or trailer? If so, the 2019 Subaru Ascent will provide you with supreme towing capacity with 5,000 lbs. compared to the Honda Pilot, which can only tow up to 3,500 lbs. Our experts agree you'll also appreciate the standard all-wheel-drive system with the 2019 Ascent for improved traction and handling.


2019 Subaru Ascent towing a boat

Price and Incentives

The 2019 Subaru Ascent starts at $31,995 MSRP. To help you save on your family's new SUV, Grand Subaru in Chicago, IL has incentives and lease deals available for qualified buyers. Browse our current offers to find one that works best with your budget, and then get pre-approved for financing or speak to a finance specialist by calling (888) 840-3934.


Schedule a Test Drive

Now that you have decided the 2019 Subaru Ascent is the ideal new SUV for your family, it is time to schedule a test drive! First, view our new inventory to find a 2019 Ascent model you love, and then contact Grand Subaru in Chicago, IL at (888) 840-3934 to schedule your test drive appointment.

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