Subaru Ascent VS Honda Pilot:

It is always a good idea to check out what the competition has to offer to make sure that you are getting the best deal and SUV for you. The Honda Pilot and Subaru Ascent are two similar 3-row SUVs that many Germantown drivers are torn between. To help our customers we have compared the Pilot to the Ascent in a head to head comparison.


Safety features are usually a top priority for Collierville drivers and both the Ascent and Pilot come standard with their respective safety packages. However, EyeSight is often regarded as the best driver assist package on the road and the Ascent also offers a number of features that aren't available on the Pilot. Like Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Reverse Automatic Braking, LED Steering Responsive Headlights, and Automatic Collision Notification.

  • Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology: Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, and Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Honda Sensing: Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Interior Dimensions:

    One more way that the Ascent is the best 3-row SUV for Germantown families is with more spacious seating and more flexible cargo space for whatever life throws your way.

      Subaru Ascent:
    • Total Passenger Space: 153.5 (Advantage Ascent)
    • Headroom Front/Rear: 41.3 / 40 inches (Advantage Ascent)
    • Legroom Front/Rear: 42.2 / 38.6 inches (Advantage Ascent)
    • Cargo Space Behind 3rd: 17.8 (Advantage Ascent)
    • Maximum Cargo Space: 86.5 cubic feet (Advantage Ascent)
      Honda Pilot:
    • Total Passenger Space: 152.9 cubic feet
    • Headroom Front/Rear: 40.1 / 40.2 inches
    • Legroom Front/Rear: 40.9  / 38.4 inches
    • Cargo Space Behind 3rd: 16.5 cubic feet
    • Maximum Cargo Space: 83.9 cubic feet


    One feature of every Subaru that is legendary is the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system that delivers a commanding grip on and off-road. Only some trim levels of the Honda Pilot are available with all-wheel-drive and the Pilot's all-wheel-drive only turns on when a loss of traction is sensed. Conversely in the Subaru, the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is constantly supplying and shifting power between all four wheels to maintain ideal traction and control. The Ascent also comes standard with X-Mode and Hill Descent Control for enhanced performance on extra low friction surfaces. The Pilot doesn't have a similar off-road performance feature. The Pilot's V6 engine also gets 26 highway mpg. with all-wheel-drive whereas the Ascent gets 27 from its 2.4L turbo BOXER engine, providing a robust 260 horsepower.


    We are confident when we say that no one around Memphis wants to pay more for less and once again the Honda Pilot falls short of the Subaru Ascent. The Honda Pilot has a similar starting price as the Ascent. However, you will need to pay a significant deal more to get many of the same standard features as the Ascent. Like all-wheel-drive and Apple CarPlay & Android Auto smartphone integration.

     Only from the driver's seat will you be able to fully experience everything that the Subaru Ascent has to offer. Stop by Jim Keras Subaru Hacks Cross today for a test drive.