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2019 Honda Pilot vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

Passenger side exterior view of a white 2019 Honda Pilot on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a white 2019 Subaru Ascent on the right

Finding the perfect fit SUV for you should be easy enough thanks to the vast number of make and model options available to you but all those options are also causing your judgment to become clouded. All you want is a simple side-by-side comparison of two similar vehicles like the 2019 Honda Pilot and the 2019 Subaru Ascent. Both of these vehicles deliver powerful engines as well as the cargo and passenger flexibility that you have been seeking. You can find out all of the differences and similarities between the attractive and accommodating 2019 Honda Pilot and 2019 Subaru Ascent right here below.

2019 Honda Pilot


2019 Subaru Ascent

3.5L 24-Valve V6 Standard Engine 2.4L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
280 HP/ 262 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 260 HP/ 277 LB-FT
6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission Continuously Variable
19 MPG City/ 27 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 21 MPG City/ 27 MPG HWY
*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery package/condition, and other factors.

What are the Differences & Similarities Between the 2019 Honda Pilot & 2019 Subaru Ascent?

Neither the 2019 Honda Pilot or the 2019 Subaru Ascent offer an engine upgrade from their standard engines but the 2019 Pilot does make available a 9-Speed Automatic Transmission for increased in-city fuel economy. As you can see from the chart above the standard engine of the 2019 Honda Pilot delivers more horsepower and torque than the 2019 Subaru Ascent does and it also provides a standard 3,500-pound max tow rating compared to only a 2,000-pound rating for the 2019 Ascent. Both the 2019 Pilot and 2019 Ascent get equipped with standard Stability Control, Traction Control, and Brake Assist for confident driving over rough roads and tough terrain.

There is standard seating for eight people in both the 2019 Honda Pilot and the 2019 Subaru Ascent with the option of seven-passenger seating when opting for second-row captain’s chairs in lieu of the standard bench seat. The 2019 Honda Piot does however provide passengers with more 2nd & 3rd-row headroom, legroom, and shoulder than the 2019 Ascent does. With a more powerful engine and a more spacious interior the 2019 Honda Pilot is the clear choice over the 2019 Subaru Ascent and you can take the 2019 Pilot for a test drive at Davenport Auto in Rocky Mount, NC today.