Comparison of a 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. Honda Pilot

Both the 2020 Subaru Ascent and 2020 Honda Pilot are SUVs that provide a comfortable cabin for your family travels. But, what are the differences between the 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot? We will do a complete Ascent vs. Pilot comparison to look at pricing, performance, features, and safety ratings.

Release Dates | 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

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Price | 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

The 2020 Subaru Ascent MSRP was set at $31,995, which is only slightly more than the 2020 Honda Pilot with a starting price of $31,550.

Changes |2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

The 2020 Subaru Ascent added a rear-seat reminder as standard equipment, while the 2020 Honda Pilot included a Black Edition. 

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Highlights |2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

Both the 2020 Subaru Ascent and 2020 Honda Pilot provide a spacious cabin, plenty of cargo space, and a ton of standard features.

Trim Levels | 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

The 2020 Subaru Ascent comes with four trim levels, and the 2020 Honda Pilot has six trims.

2020 Subaru Ascent

  • Base | MSRP $31,995
  • Premium | MSRP $34,395
  • Limited | MSRP $39,345
  • Touring | MSRP $45,045

2020 Honda Pilot

  • LX | MSRP $31,550
  • EX | MSRP $34,430
  • EX-L | MSRP $37,860
  • Touring | MSRP $42,620
  • Elite | MSRP $48,120
  • Black Edition | MSRP $49,620

MPG | 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

Both models show similar fuel economy numbers. The 2020 Subaru Ascent is rated at 21/27 mpg. The 2020 Honda Pilot with front-wheel-drive and the standard transmission receives 19/27 mpg, while the nine-speed transmission bumps the rating to 20/27 mpg. All-wheel-drive models get 18/26 mpg, while the six-speed transmission changes that to 19/26 mpg.

Dashboard comparison of a 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. Honda Pilot

Performance | 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

The 2020 Subaru Ascent features a 260-horsepower 2.4-liter turbo-four with a CVT and all-wheel-drive. In comparison, the 2020 Honda Pilot comes with a 280-horsepower V6 that is paired to a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission and your choice of front- or all-wheel-drive.

Towing Capacity | 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

Both the 2020 Subaru Ascent and the 2020 Honda Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

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Cargo Space | 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

Both models feature a relative amount of cargo space. Behind the back seats, the Subaru Ascent has 17.8 cubic feet, while the 2020 Honda Pilot features 16 cubic feet. With all of the back seats folded down, the Ascent contains 86.5 cubic feet, while the Pilot offers 84 cubic feet.

Dimensions | 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

The 2020 Subaru Ascent measures 197″ L x 76″ W x 72″ H, which is quite similar to the Pilot dimensions of 197″ L x 79″ W x 71″ H.

Back view of a 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. Honda Pilot

Technology & Amenities | 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

The 2020 Subaru Ascent comes with a user-friendly infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and USB ports. The 2020 Honda Pilot features Bluetooth, an infotainment system, a five-inch display, a seven-speaker audio system, and two USB ports.

Interior Design | 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

Both the 2020 Subaru Ascent and the 2020 Honda Pilot come with cabins filled with premium materials and upscale colors.

Seating | 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

You can fit either seven or eight passengers with the 2020 Subaru Ascent and 2020 Honda Pilot SUV models.

Exterior | 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

The 2020 Subaru Ascent comes with 18- or 20-inch wheels, while the 2020 Honda Pilot is also offered with either 18- or 20-inch wheels.

interior seating comparison of a 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. Honda Pilot

Color Options | 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

You can customize your 2020 Subaru Ascent or 2020 Honda Pilot with a variety of colors.

2020 Subaru Ascent:

Interior: (1) Slate Black

Exterior: (8) Tungsten Metallic, Abyss Blue Pearl, Crimson Red Pearl, Crystal White Pearl, Crystal Black Silica, Cinnamon Brown Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, and Ice Silver Metallic

2020 Honda Pilot:

Interior: (3) Black, Gray, or Beige

Exterior: (8) Modern Steel Metallic, Deep Scarlet Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Black Forest Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Steel Sapphire Metallic, and Obsidian Blue Pearl

Reviews & Ratings | 2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

The 2020 Subaru Ascent earned a five-star rating from the NHTSA, while the IIHS labels it as a Top Safety Pick. In addition, the NHTSA gave the 2020 Honda Pilot a perfect five-star safety rating, and the IIHS placed it as a Top Safety Pick.

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