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2022 Honda Pilot vs. 2022 Subaru Ascent Review

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2022 Honda
Pilot

MSRP*: $38,080 to $51,870
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2022 Subaru
Ascent

MSRP*: $32,795 to $45,945
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 82.1 - 83.9 ft3 86.0 - 86.5 ft3
Engine
  • 280-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 280 hp 260 hp
Towing Capacity 500 - 5,000 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 196.5 in 196.8 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.6 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.9 in
Front 40.1 - 41.3 in
Rear 38.7 - 40.0 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Pilot offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Ascent, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Ascent will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Pilot.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Pilot as you will with the Subaru Ascent, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda Pilot is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Pilot is much wider than the Subaru Ascent, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Honda Pilot takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Ascent.

Handling
The Honda Pilot has the same turning radius as the Subaru Ascent, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Ascent is clearly the choice over the Honda Pilot for pulling heavy loads. The Honda Pilot has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda Pilot doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Ascent.

Utility
The Honda Pilot offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Ascent, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Honda Pilot as you will in the Subaru Ascent.