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2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent

The Meridian Honda showroom is home to a comprehensive roster of Honda crossover SUVs. For several years, the Honda Pilot has not only been the most capable crossover SUVs the automaker produces but it also ranks at, or near the top of its corner of the segment. The 2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent is a comparison that will likely serve buyers who are shopping for a three-row crossover SUV  platform very well. Buyers who are considering the 2019 Pilot will have six trim grades (LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi/RES, Touring, Elite) to examine when they visit the Meridian Honda showroom. Each one of them offers an increasing level of available features and all of them have several advantages over the 2019 Subaru Ascent. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Honda Pilot today by calling, 601-693-4651.

For the current model year, the 2019 Honda Pilot picks up a few new aesthetic elements, makes a new transmission option available and every trim is equipped with the manufacturer’s proprietary suite of active safety systems. There are a few similarities between the 2019 Pilot and its Subaru competitor. Both are outfitted with three rows of seating with each model offering very similar dimensions for legroom for each passenger. However, because the Honda Pilot is available in more trim grades, potential owners will have more options with an eight-passenger capacity than what is found with the 2019 Subaru Ascent. One of the biggest changes to the 2019 Pilot is the standard availability of the Honda Sensing® suite on all of the vehicle’s six trim grades. The Ascent offers similar capabilities, but it doesn’t offer anything analogous to the Honda Road Departure Mitigation System.


2019 Honda Pilot LX, 2WD Vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent
3.5-L, V-6 Engine Turbo., 2.4-L, 4-Cyl.
280/262 Horsepower/Torque 260/277
Six-speed Automatic Transmission Eight-speed Automatic
8 Passengers Seating Capacity 7 Passengers


Performance Specs

All 2019 Honda Pilot models available for sale or lease in the dealership’s showroom use the same powertrain. Under the hood of the 2019 Pilot is a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that can be mated to a six-speed or a nine-speed automatic transmission, depending on which trim is chosen. Most versions of the 2019 Pilot will use the six-speed gear-changer, but the top Touring and Elite models will use the nine-speed. Every version will produce 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Owners of front-wheel-drive iterations of the 2019 Pilot can tow 3,500 pounds with all-wheel-drive models being able to pull up to 5,000 pounds. The 2019 Subaru Ascent is outfitted with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission. It will make 260 horsepower.

 A front left quarter photo of the 2019 Honda Pilot parked by a lake.
A rear left quarter photo of the 2019 Pilot in motion on the road.

An interior photo of the 2019 Pilot showing the dashboard and front seats.
An interior photo of the 2019 Pilot showing one of the its seating options.