New Subaru Ascent

2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

Comparing the Top Three-Row SUVs

Your family is growing, and so is your need for a larger vehicle. Would a three-row SUV fill the hole in your garage? There seem to be plenty of choices every day. Redding Subaru is fond of the new Subaru Ascent and the ample features it provides drivers from Red Bluff to Shasta Lake. But we understand the Ascent isn't the only option on the market. So, to be fair, we wanted to see how it performs, head-to-head against the Honda Pilot, one of the more popular SUVs on the road. We think the Subaru Ascent measures up pretty well against the competition.

Starting Price

  • Subaru Ascent: $34,396-$45,045
  • Honda Pilot: $31,550-$49,620
  • We understand one of the biggest factors for picking out your new vehicle is typically the price. You want something that fits your budget, while still giving you the features you want. Granted, the base model of the Subaru will cost you a couple of thousand dollars more to start with, but even at its base, the Ascent comes loaded with more features than the Honda Pilot. The Pilot falls way short when it comes to standard features when matched against the Ascent. In the end, you will be paying more for the features you love, when you opt for the Honda Pilot.


New Subaru Ascent for sale
New Honda Pilot

Interior Features

Both let you travel with as many as eight passengers. Or up to seven with you, choose the optional second-row captain's chairs. The Ascent shines with the design of its cabin. From its functionality to its upholstery and trimmings, the Ascent projects a feeling of sophistication and elegance. The Pilot is decorated with cold dark accents and plastic adornments. The Ascent is decorated with bright, neutral colors for a premium feel.

When it comes to cargo space, the Ascent gets the edge, no matter how you slice it.

  • Subaru Ascent: 17.8 Cubic Feet, 86.5 Cubic Feet with Seats Folded
  • Honda Pilot: 16.5 Cubic Feet, 83.9 Cubic Feet with Seats Folded
  • Technology Features

    • Subaru Ascent: Standard 6.5-inch Infotainment touchscreen, Apple and Android Smartphone integration, Satellite Radio Four USB Ports.  Available eight-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi hotspot, remote start and a household power-outlet.
    • Honda Pilot: Standard five-inch infotainment display, Bluetooth and two USB ports.  Available Satellite radio, eight-inch touchscreen, Apple and Android integration and Wi-Fi hotspot.

    Awards & Recognition

    • Subaru Ascent: 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick, HIS Markit Best-Selling All-Wheel Drive Car for the past ten years, Overall Five-Star Rating from NHTSA
    • Honda Pilot: Kelley Blue Book 2019 Best Buy, Cars.com American Made Index Top 10

    When you put them both head-to-head, the Subaru Ascent definitely looks to come out on top. With more standard features, more cargo room, and more of just about everything else, the Subaru Ascent is the better value. But the only way you can find out if it is the right midsize SUV for you is to visit Redding Subaru and see it for yourself. Take it for a test drive and discover what sets the Ascent apart.

  1. Redding Subaru

    481 E Cypress Ave
    Redding, CA 96002

    • Sales: (530) 221-2436
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Redding Subaru

481 E Cypress Ave
Directions Redding, CA 96002

  • Sales: (530) 221-2436
  • Service: (530) 221-3692
  • Parts: (530) 262-6640

Showroom Hours

  • Monday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 08:30am - 06:00pm
  • Sunday Closed