The Battle of the Modern SUV

2020 Subaru Ascent Vs Honda Pilot

2020 Subaru Ascent towing a boat

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

2020 Subaru Ascent

2020 Subaru Ascent

CAPACITY

8 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.4L Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER®4-Cylinder

260 hp @ 5600 rpm

277 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)

DRIVETRAIN

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive w/X-MODE®

FUEL CONSUMPTION

27/21

STARTING MSRP

$31,995

2020 Honda Pilot LX

2020 Honda Pilot LX

CAPACITY

8 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

3.5L V6

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

262 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

TRANSMISSION

6-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Front-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

19/27

STARTING MSRP

$31,650

Showdown of the Decade: Subaru Ascent vs Honda Pilot

Interested in a new 7-passenger SUV? Then you’ve picked the perfect time, as your options are plentiful.

From the 2020 Subaru Ascent, you’ll get behind the wheel of an SUV that’s powerful, fierce, and fun to drive. Plus, you can’t go wrong visually with that chrome-framed grille and chrome accents across the exterior. Move to the front, and you’ll find a beefy frame with elegant curves to meet every design cue you’ll ever want. Get behind the wheel, and enjoy your rides year-round with standard all-wheel drive.

The 2020 Honda Pilot also offers you a 7-passenger SUV that packs a unique appearance. Its aggressive stance and array of colors will please many. Plus, under the hood rests the power to get you from point A to point B.

Ready to see how these SUVs stack up when it comes to performance and fun? We’ve got you covered. If the 2020 Subaru Ascent already has your interest, stop by Rivertown Subaru in Columbus, GA to take this SUV for a test drive.

The Power to Create Legendary Adventures and Memories

The 2020 Subaru Ascent exemplifies adventure and fun. Thus, isn’t it appropriate that all-wheel drive comes standard? Stability, efficiency, and power come to your aid to conquer any terrain and road surface that attempts to stop your treks. 8.7 inches of ground clearance also helps you clear obstacles, curbs, and potholes with ease.

If you’re looking for power you can feel, the 2020 Subaru Ascent responds with a direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine. 260 horsepower unleashes aggressive roars and quick acceleration to get you around any Sunday drivers delaying your weekend fun. Meanwhile, 277 lb-ft torque helps you enjoy every pound of the 5000-pound towing capacity. Along with a fun drive, it’s all the power you’ll need for hauling boats and trailers to your weekend fun.

What can the 2020 Honda Pilot bring to your drives? Under the hood of this Honda SUV sits a 3.5L V6 motor to help you navigate your commutes. When the winter months roll around, you can upgrade to the available AWD feature. For the standard model, 2WD helps you navigate the city roads with a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs.

Stay Comfortable and Connected

Inside the 2020 Subaru Ascent, you get your choice between second-row captain’s chairs for a stylish and spacious look. Or, you can opt for bench seating to bring eight passengers along for the ride. Either way, your riders are in for a fun and relaxing trip with 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume—all they need to stretch their legs and find room for their extra gear.

To make for a comfortable ride every mile of the way, tri-zone climate controls come standard. That means you can set your temp to a cool 60°, your front passenger sets it 80°, and your backseat rider opts for 72°—everyone gets their comfort level without bickering.

Create a fun ride with the standard STARLINK Multimedia system. Install apps like iHeartRadio® and SiriusXM® to enjoy your music and stay up to date on your favorite artists. Meanwhile, standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto allow you to connect with your smartphone and check your texts, answer any calls, and even enjoy your favorite playlists—all while keeping your eyes on the road ahead.

STARLINK Multimedia comes standard with a. 6.5-inch touchscreen. But if you want more space, an 8-inch model is available.

Step inside the 2020 Honda Pilot, and you’ll also get your choice between captain’s chairs or bench seats for fitting 7 or 8 passengers inside (respectively). For keeping everyone comfortable, you’ll have your standard A/C and heater to work with the Columbus weather year-round. Or, keep everyone happy by upgrading to the available Tri-Zone Climate Controls. Up front, you can keep the party going with a 5-inch touchscreen. Upgrade to the EX trim and up for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto if you’re looking to connect with your Smartphone media while on the road.

All You Need to Stay Safe for the Full Journey

When you cruise in the 2020 Subaru Ascent, EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology comes standard. That’s because Subaru values safety during your road trips and family vacations. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) even found these technologies reduce rear-end crash rates with injuries by up to 85%.

If you’re driving across the state, Adaptive Cruise Control makes the drive easy by automatically cruising at a set speed and distance away from cars ahead. Also, cut back on fender benders with the Pre-Collision Braking feature. When a collision seems imminent, your Subaru applies full brake force to help you avert emergency situations. Stay in Line with Lane Departure and Sway Warnings with Lane Keep Assists. Anytime you stray from your lanes, you’ll receive an alert to let you know to re-center your SUV.

In the Honda Pilot, you’ll find similar driver-assist features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assists, and Road Departure Mitigation Systems.

Interior of the 2020 Subaru Ascent

Test Drive the 2020 Subaru Ascent Today

You can’t go wrong with standard safety, all-wheel drive, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. After all, aren’t these the features that’ll help you craft amazing family adventures and life-long memories with friends?

Try these features out by visiting Rivertown Subaru in Columbus and test driving the 2020 Subaru Ascent. While you’re at it, don’t be afraid to play around with all the fun features inside to see how fun your drives can become.

As your local car dealership in Columbus, we’re here to help you find the right SUV for your family adventures and personal travels. Feel free to ask our sales team any questions that come to mind. We love helping any way we can.