Compare Subaru Ascent vs. Honda Pilot

2022 Subaru Ascent

2022 Honda Pilot
AWDStandardAvailable For $2,000 Upgrade
City MPGUp To 21Up To 19 MPG (Even Without AWD)
Apple CarPlay & Android AutoStandardAvailable With $5,000 Trim Upgrade
Passenger Volume153.5 cubic feet152.9 cubic feet
Cargo Volume86.5 cubic feet83.8 cubic feet
2021 IIHS Top Safety PickYes! With Steering Responsive HeadlightsNo

2022 Subaru Ascent vs. 2022 Honda Pilot

Powerful and Efficient Engine

The Ascent comes standard with a direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine that supplies an impressive 277 pound-feet of torque and an available 5,000-pound towing capacity. With little turbo lag, the Ascent offers a spirited drive thanks to its impressive torque output. The Honda Pilot features a nine-speed transmission that displays imprecise upshifts and rough downshifts, making the Ascent the better choice if you want a smoother driving experience. The Honda Pilot can't match the Ascent's torque output, limiting how much muscle is produced under the hood.

Audio System

The Ascent comes standard with SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia, featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are available to the Pilot lineup standard now, but with the caveat that you'll be paying $5,000 more for the same features standard in the Ascent lineup. Additionally, the Ascent's audio system is easier to operate thanks to its user-friendly layout. The Pilot audio system only has a volume knob, requiring those in the front row to use the touchscreen for station tuning. The Ascent's infotainment display also features crisper, cleaner upgraded graphics.

Performance and Handling

The Ascent offers good steering manners and body control, making it easier to drive around town than the Honda Pilot. Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive helps to improve the Ascent's stability and traction, allowing drivers to have more confidence in every moment spent behind the wheel - especially when inclement weather makes driving more difficult. AWD is only available if you upgrade the Honda Pilot with $2,000 more of your hard-earned money.

Interior Design

With a comfortable and attractive interior that boasts a pleasing, earthy appeal to it, the Ascent delivers a better in-cabin experience to drivers and passengers alike. The Ascent boasts a thoughtful layout that makes it easier for passengers to access the third-row seats, making the Ascent as functional as it is pleasing to the eye. The Pilot suffers from a narrow third row, hard and uncomfortable seating, and unimaginative interior design, making the Ascent the more road-trip-friendly option. The Ascent also offers 86.5 cubic feet of max cargo space, outshining the Pilot. Technology lovers will find the Subaru Ascent user-friendly and better equipped, as the Pilot suffers from a less ergonomic setup and dated graphics.

Financing Flexibility for Shoppers with Less Than Perfect Credit

Now that you've gained a greater appreciation for how the 2022 Subaru Ascent is viewed in the  marketplace, you may wish to move forward with financing considerations here in Hyannis, MA. And for shoppers working with poor credit or zero established credit, our finance experts are happy to help! You deserve the opportunity to finance this vehicle on your terms while re-establishing your credit standing in the process. Our veteran expertise in poor credit financing, along with our expansive network of lenders, gives us extra flexibility to establish reasonable financing options and provide concise car-buying solutions on your behalf! Give us a call today to pre-qualify, arrange a consultation, and proceed to the next steps.

Discover Your 2022 Subaru Ascent in Hyannis, MA

The 2022 Subaru Ascent has a starting MSRP of $32,295, and it is available here at Copeland Subaru Hyannis! Visit us today to test-drive your favorite models and learn more about this exciting three-row SUV and how it compares to rivals like the Honda Pilot. Call, connect online, or stop by today!

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