Compare 2020 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2020 Subaru Ascent

2020 Honda Pilot
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2020 Nissan Pathfinder
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2020 Subaru Ascent
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Select style
Black Edition AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot Black Edition AWD 19 26 $45,424 $49,720
Pilot EX 2WD 19 27 $31,569 $34,530
Pilot EX AWD 18 26 $33,394 $36,530
Pilot EX-L 2WD 19 27 $34,698 $37,960
Pilot EX-L AWD 18 26 $36,522 $39,960
Pilot EX-L w/Navi & RES 2WD 19 27 $36,522 $39,960
Pilot EX-L w/Navi & RES AWD 18 26 $38,346 $41,960
Pilot Elite AWD 19 26 $44,056 $48,220
Pilot LX 2WD 19 27 $28,943 $31,650
Pilot LX AWD 18 26 $30,767 $33,650
Pilot Touring 7-Passenger 2WD 20 27 $39,313 $43,020
Pilot Touring 7-Passenger AWD 19 26 $41,137 $45,020
Pilot Touring 8-Passenger 2WD 20 27 $39,039 $42,720
Pilot Touring 8-Passenger AWD 19 26 $40,864 $44,720
Select style
4x4 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 4x4 Platinum 19 26 $41,724 $44,910
Pathfinder 4x4 S 20 27 $31,294 $33,670
Pathfinder 4x4 SL 20 27 $37,243 $40,080
Pathfinder 4x4 SV 20 27 $33,883 $36,460
Pathfinder FWD Platinum 20 27 $40,156 $43,220
Pathfinder FWD S 20 27 $29,726 $31,980
Pathfinder FWD SL 20 27 $35,674 $38,390
Pathfinder FWD SV 20 27 $32,315 $34,770
Select style
8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ascent 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,027 $31,995
Ascent Limited 7-Passenger 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
Ascent Limited 8-Passenger 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
Ascent Premium 7-Passenger 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
Ascent Premium 8-Passenger 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
Ascent Touring 7-Passenger 20 26 $41,922 $45,045

Pricing

Invoice Price

$45,424
$41,724
$30,027

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$49,720
$44,910
$31,995

Monthly Payment Estimate

$829 / month
$749 / month
$533 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.3
6.2
6.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2020 Honda Pilot is a three-row family crossover at the top of its class. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder three-row crossover steers into the middle lane among rivals with just-enough for most families. The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 19 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 26 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Third Head Room (in)

38.9 36.5 36.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

153.1 133.7 153.5

Front Hip Room (in)

59.1 56.8 57.7

Third Shoulder Room (in)

57.6 57.1 57.2

Second Leg Room (in)

38.4 41.7 38.6

Front Head Room (in)

39.5 41.1 41.3

Second Hip Room (in)

57.3 56 57.5

Passenger Capacity

7 7 8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

62 60.9 61.1

Third Leg Room (in)

31.9 30.7 31.7

Second Head Room (in)

40.9 38.5 40

Third Hip Room (in)

44.6 42 45.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

62 60.4 60.3

Front Leg Room (in)

40.9 42.2 42.2

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

196.5 198.5 196.8

Height, Overall (in)

70.6 69.5 71.6

Track Width, Rear (in)

66.3 65.7 64.2

Wheelbase (in)

111 114.2 113.8

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

78.6 77.3 76

Track Width, Front (in)

66.3 65.7 64.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 7 8.7

Liftover Height (in)

- - 32

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

82.1 78.9 86.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

16 16 17.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

46 47 47.5

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- 45.9 47.2

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- 78.9 82.5

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- 19.8 19.9

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- 31.4 33.9

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- 51.1 47.6

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- - 45.9

Brakes

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 12.6 13.1

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 12.1 13

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19.5 19.5 19.3

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.4 38.7 38

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/50HR20 P235/55HR20 P245/60HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/50HR20 P235/55HR20 P245/60HR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 5000 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 6000 2000

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

3500 6000 2000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 500 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 600 200

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4319 4659 4430

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

20 X 8 20 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

20 X 8 20 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

262 @ 4700 259 @ 4400 277 @ 2000

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

3.5 L/212 3.5 L/213 2.4 L/146

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

280 @ 6000 284 @ 6400 260 @ 5600

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 21 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 26 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 19 21

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.33 5.25 4.44

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 - -

Trans Type

9 1 8

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 - -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.58 - 0.47

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.83 2.31 3.14

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.84 - -

Trans Order Code

NA NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.38 - -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD CVT w/OD

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 - 0.60

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.81 - -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 2.41 - 0.38 3.23 - 0.75

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Pilot Nissan Pathfinder Subaru Ascent

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.0 8.4 7.7

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 150 -

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

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