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2021 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Honda Pilot

vs.

2021 Subaru Ascent

280

Horsepower

260
Up to 3,500 lbs.

Standard Tow Rating

Up to 2,000 lbs.
109.0 Cubic Feet

Maximum Cargo Space

86.5 Cubic Feet
Available

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

Not Available
Available

CabinTalk® In-Car PA System

Not Available
Available

10.2-Inch High-Resolution Advanced Rear Entertainment System

Not Available

In the battle between 3-row crossover SUVs, comparing 2021 Honda Pilot vs. Subaru Ascent means pitting one of the segment’s top entries against one of its more obscure models. We’re glad to say the Pilot’s dominance isn’t founded simply on name recognition. Take a closer look at key differences and you’ll find the Pilot outpacing the Subaru in every way that counts for potential drivers.

To see what we mean, feel free to read on and compare Pilot vs. Ascent on:

  • Power and Capability
  • Dimensions
  • Features

Pilot vs. Ascent: Power and Capability

Despite Subaru’s reputation for producing high performance vehicles, the Honda Pilot significantly outpaces its engine and capability specs as standard. Here’s how things break down between them:

  • Honda CR-V Power: Makes up to 280 hp from a 3.5L V6 for a standard tow rating of up to 3,500 lbs.
  • Subaru Ascent Power: Makes up to 260 hp from a 2.4L turbo flat-4 for a standard tow rating of up to 2,000 lbs.

Pilot vs. Ascent: Dimensions

It doesn’t matter whether you choose the 2021 Honda Pilot or Subaru Ascent when it comes to passenger accommodations. Each one offers room for up 8 as standard or 7 with optional 2nd row Captain’s Chairs.

However, cargo space is a different story. 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: Features

The Honda Pilot complements its superior specs and dimensions with several premium features that aren’t available with the new Subaru Ascent at any price. Highlights include:

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

Explore the 2021 Honda Pilot Further by Visiting Ocean Honda of Santa Cruz

The 2021 Honda Pilot simply offers more than the 2021 Subaru Forester whether you’re interested in first-rate features or cavernous cargo dimensions. You can find it alongside a wide range of new vehicle specials in our showroom, so don’t hesitate to contact us today for any further information on if you should fix your car before trading it in, the best places to trade in your vehicle, and more.

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