Compare 2021 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Subaru Ascent

2021 Honda Pilot
2020 Subaru Ascent
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Black Edition AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot Black Edition AWD 19 26 $45,880 $50,220
Pilot EX 2WD 20 27 $32,208 $35,230
Pilot EX AWD 19 26 $34,032 $37,230
Pilot EX-L 2WD 20 27 $35,336 $38,660
Pilot EX-L AWD 19 26 $37,161 $40,660
Pilot Elite AWD 19 26 $44,512 $48,720
Pilot LX 2WD 20 27 $29,763 $32,550
Pilot LX AWD 19 26 $31,588 $34,550
Pilot Special Edition 2WD 20 27 $35,884 $39,260
Pilot Special Edition AWD 19 26 $37,708 $41,260
Pilot Touring 7-Passenger 2WD 20 27 $39,769 $43,520
Pilot Touring 7-Passenger AWD 19 26 $41,593 $45,520
Pilot Touring 8-Passenger 2WD 20 27 $39,496 $43,220
Pilot Touring 8-Passenger AWD 19 26 $41,320 $45,220
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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
$45,880
$30,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,220
$31,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$837 / month
$533 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Honda Pilot does a solid impression of a minivan, minus the cultural baggage. The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 36.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 153.5
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
57.3 57.5
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
31.9 31.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.9 40
Third Hip Room (in)
44.6 45.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62 60.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
196.5 196.8
Height, Overall (in)
70.6 71.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
111 113.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 76
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 32
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
82.1 86.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16 17.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46 47.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 47.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 47.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 82.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.9
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 38
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50HR20 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50HR20 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4321 4430
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 4700 277 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.4 L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6000 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.47
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic 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 3.23 - 0.75
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Subaru Ascent
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.7
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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