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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

New 2021 Honda Pilot

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Pilot

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New 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru
Ascent

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MSRP*
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$32,250 to $49,920
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$32,295 to $45,445
Invoice* $29,490 to $45,607 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 19 - 20 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 26 - 27
Engine(s) V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Pilot will cost more in terms of transportation costs 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.

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

Handling
The Honda Pilot has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Ascent, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Honda Pilot will do just as well as the Subaru Ascent, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Honda Pilot has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda Pilot and the Subaru Ascent. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Honda Pilot as you will in the Subaru Ascent.

Warranty
The Honda Pilot comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Ascent.