How Does the New Subaru Ascent Compare to the Honda Pilot?

At Southern States Subaru, it's our mission to make your shopping experience as simple and enjoyable as possible, and it all starts with providing you with the information you need to make an educated decision about which vehicle fits your needs best. The new Subaru Ascent is the largest Subaru vehicle ever built, offering comfortable seating for up to eight passengers while continuing to deliver legendary Subaru capability. If you're looking for the right family vehicle in Raleigh, the new Subaru Ascent is a great option for you. To help you make your decision, we're going to compare the new Subaru Ascent to the Honda Pilot, giving you a better idea of why the Ascent is the right vehicle to fit your lifestyle and needs.

2020 Ascent Raleigh NC
2020 Pilot Raleigh NC

2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

  • Every new Subaru Ascent model comes equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, giving you optimal traction whether you're driving through the streets of Garner or exploring the rugged terrain surrounding Clayton. The Pilot, however, comes equipped with standard front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models will cost you more.
  • All Subaru Ascent models come equipped with a Starlink multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility standard. The Pilot offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as available features that don't come standard.
  • The Ascent offers more cargo space than the Pilot does. Both vehicles offer generous cargo space, but the Ascent provides you with 17.8 cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats up and up to 86.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. The Pilot falls slightly short with 16.5 cubic feet of space with the seats up and 83.9 cubic feet with the seats down.
  • The Ascent offers 8.7-inches of ground clearance while the Pilot falls short with 7.3-inches of ground clearance.
  • The Ascent starts at just under $32,000 with the Pilot starting at slightly less at just over $31,500, but with standard all-wheel drive and many other standard features in the Ascent and not in the Pilot, you get your money's worth and then some.

Learn More About the New Subaru Ascent During a Test Drive at Southern States Subaru

The best way to learn why the new Ascent is a great option for drivers around Knightdale and Wake Forest is to come visit us at Southern States Subaru to test drive a model of your choice today.

  1. Southern States Subaru

    2511 Wake Forest Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27609

    • Sales: 919-839-7481
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Southern States Subaru

2511 Wake Forest Rd
Directions Raleigh, NC 27609

  • Sales: 919-839-7481
  • Service: 919-839-7481
  • Parts: 919-839-7481


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