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2021 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Honda Pilot


2021 Subaru Ascent

Up to 280 hp

Engine Power

Up to 260 hp
up to 3,500 lbs

Max Towing Capacity

up to 2,000 lbs
109.0 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

86.5 cubic feet

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

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CabinTalk® In-Car PA System

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10-Way Power Driver’s Seat with Power Lumbar Support

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The 3-row crossover SUV class is home to vehicles tailormade to meet the needs of active drivers looking to fuse the space of a minivan with the style, comfort, and performance of an SUV. Many drivers find themselves zeroing in on entries from Honda and Subaru, so we thought we’d match 2021 Honda Pilot vs. Subaru Ascent. To decide on the ideal model to meet your needs, read on to compare:

  • Power and Capability Specs
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Interior Features

Power and Capability Specs

Subaru vehicles have carved out a solid reputation for backcountry power and performance, so it’s surprising to see the Ascent offered with only a four-cylinder that pales next to the Honda Pilot’s V6. You’ll make:

  • Up to 280 hp from the 2021 Honda Pilot
  • Up to 260 hp from the 2021 Subaru Ascent

That might be why the Honda CR-V tows up to 3,500 lbs. as standard whereas entry-level 2021 Subaru Ascent trims only take up to 2,000 lbs. 

Pilot vs. Ascent: Interior Dimensions

You’ll find the option to choose between 8-passenger seating with the standard 2nd row bench seat or 7-passenger seating with available 2nd row captain’s chairs regardless of your choice between Pilot and Ascent, but the Subaru falls short when it comes to maximum cargo space.

You’ll find:

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

Pilot vs. Ascent: Interior Features

Few models can match Honda’s drive to deliver the latest premium features. You’ll certainly find more than a few noteworthy Pilot amenities that aren’t available with the Subaru Ascent at any price, including:

  • 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

Our Auburn, CA Team Can Help You Find the Perfect Crossover SUV

There’s more than one reason so many drivers love the Honda Pilot, and you can explore it yourself by visiting our showroom. For any further advice or assistance in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

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