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2021 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Honda Pilot


2021 Subaru Ascent





3,500 lbs.

Standard Tow Rating

2,000 lbs.
109.0 Cubic Feet

Max. Cargo Space

86.5 Cubic Feet

Rear Entertainment System

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CabinTalk® In-Car PA System

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When sizing up the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent, it becomes clear that Honda gives you more value, elevating your Birmingham, AL commute with convenience and comfort throughout. Choose the Pilot as your next new SUV and you’ll be rewarded with more: 

  • Performance and Capability
  • Dimensions
  • Features

Pilot vs. Ascent: Performance and Capability

Subaru may be known for rugged capability, but that reputation falls flat when compared with the Honda Pilot. The Ascent can’t keep up the pace with its four-cylinder engine, allowing the Honda Pilot’s cutting-edge V6 to lead the way in power: 

  • Up to 280 hp in the Honda Pilot
  • Up to 260 hp in the Subaru Ascent

This difference in power is felt in many ways, including in towing capacity where Honda has a clear lead: 

  • Up to 3,500 lbs. as standard with the Honda Pilot
  • Up to 2,000 lbs. as standard with the Subaru Ascent

Pilot vs. Ascent: Dimensions

Both the Pilot and Ascent provide plenty of seating for your whole family, allowing you to choose between 8-passenger seating as standard or 7-passenger seating with available 2nd row captain’s chairs. But even though the seating is the same, you’ll find more cargo space within the Pilot: 

  • Up to 109.0 cubic feet behind the 1st row of the Honda Pilot
  • Up to 86.5 cubic feet behind the 1st row of the Subaru Ascent

Pilot vs. Ascent: Features

Honda is known for outfitting models with all of the latest technology perks, and this holds true for the Pilot. Between these two SUVs, only the Pilot comes equipped with: 

  • 10-Way Power Driver’s Seat with Power Lumbar Support
  • CabinTalk® In-Car PA System
  • 10.2-inch High-Resolution Advanced Rear Entertainment System
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

Experience the 2021 Honda Pilot for Yourself at Freeway Honda

Now that you know more about this stunning SUV, schedule a test drive at Freeway Honda today! Once you’re here, our friendly sales team can walk you through everything the Pilot can do, showcasing its various features and trim levels. Find extra savings with our new vehicle specials and feel confident in your decision! 

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