Compare the All-New 2019 Subaru Ascent & 2018 Honda Pilot for the Puget Sound

Research & Compare The advantages of the 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot

The midsize three-row SUV has become a popular choice for families and individuals alike, which means that just about every automotive manufacturer offers their own version. With so many to choose from, how can you tell which one will provide the most for your money? One of the best ways is to compare entry-level models and get an idea of what each one offers for the price. Then, check out which one offers the features you're looking for. Below, you'll find just such a comparison between the much anticipated all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Honda Pilot.

Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot Interior Styling

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot Comparison: Interior

The 2018 Honda Pilot may appear to be a bit cheaper at the entry level, but when you look at what you're getting for the money, it's clear that the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent offers far more value. This starts inside where you'll find a bit more room for passengers in the new Subaru Ascent along with substantially more room for cargo than in the Honda Pilot.

Passenger comfort is another important part of choosing the right midsize 3-row SUV for you and your family, and the Subaru Ascent delivers with standard tri-zone automatic climate control. You can get this level of comfort in the new Honda Pilot, but it will cost more as a feature that's only available on the higher trim levels.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot Technology Enhancements

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot: Technology Comparison

The all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Honda Pilot do offer impressive modern technology but consider what you're getting for the money. Every all-new Subaru Ascent comes standard with a brilliant touch screen STARLINK™ infotainment system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto. You can also get a touchscreen infotainment system with similar capability in the 2018 Honda Pilot, but it will cost more as an upgrade.

What's more, you'll find high-speed Wi-Fi access in all but the entry-level Subaru Ascent models. It doesn't matter which 2018 Honda Pilot you look at; Wi-Fi internet access isn't a part of the vehicle.

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Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot Performance Advantages

How Does the 2019 Subaru Ascent Performance Compare to the 2018 Honda Pilot?

When it comes to performance, there are significant differences between the all-new Subaru Ascent and the Honda Pilot that may not become completely clear until a test drive. On paper, it looks like the Honda Pilot provides more power at the entry level. However, you won't be driving your next midsize SUV on paper. The engine that comes with every Subaru Ascent is not only turbocharged, but it's also a flat BOXER® engine. This means, unlike the traditional engine design in the Honda Pilot, the Subaru Ascent provides a lower center of gravity

Then, there's the proven and highly acclaimed traction that only comes with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel drive. That's standard on every new 2019 Subaru Ascent. The new 2018 Honda Pilot is available with their version of all-wheel drive, but it will cost substantially more as an upgrade.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot Safety Features

How Does The Safety of the 2019 Subaru Ascent & 2018 Honda Pilot Compare?

When it comes to the safety of you and your family in a new three-row SUV, the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Honda Pilot are good choices. However, there are some important distinctions that speak volumes to the value you'll find in each. While they both come with standard safety features we expect in a modern vehicle, it's the new 2019 Subaru Ascent that comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, adaptive cruise control, and voice recognition. All of this and more will cost more as upgrades on the 2018 Honda Pilot.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Honda Pilot Driver Assistance Engineering

What's the Difference in Driver Assist Technology for These 3-Row SUV Models?

This is another area where the value of the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent really comes into focus. That's because the renowned Subaru EyeSight® technology comes standard with every model including features such as pre-collision braking, lane keep assist, and lane-sway alert. You'll find similar features on the 2018 Honda Pilot, but only as pricey upgrades.

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Is a New 2019 Subaru Right for You?

It's no surprise that we think the answer is yes, but we're more interested in what you think. Subaru has built their reputation and popularity not just on a level of safety that is among the industry's leaders, but on a level of quality that's hard to beat. In fact, 97% of all Subaru models sold over the past decade are still on the road and going strong today. It's no wonder that the Automotive Lease Guide and Kelley Blue Book are among the industry authorities heaping praise on Subaru models.

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