The Honda Pilot was our Best Car to Buy two years ago and remains among our favorites in the class.
The Subaru Ascent offers a similarly creamy ride, open space, and good fuel economy—game on.
The Chevy Traverse is a popular pick, and has a couple more inches for rear leg room than the Ascent.
We’re not as sold on the Traverse’s value, and most trim levels don’t offer standard all-wheel drive like the Ascent.
Mazda’s CX-9 does a reasonable job of convincing us it’s a premium crossover, although its interior packaging isn’t up to snuff for us.
The Dodge Durango has an available V-8, so pick it if dragging more than 5,000 pounds is a priority.
The VW Atlas is similarly conservative and sharp, but its V-6 is profoundly thirsty compared to the turbo-4 in the Subaru.
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|2019 Subaru AscentBrowse Used Listings||2019 Chevrolet TraverseBrowse Used Listings||2019 Dodge DurangoBrowse Used Listings||2019 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2019 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings||2019 Volkswagen AtlasBrowse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|N/A||Sport Utility Vehicles||N/A||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|2.4T 8-Passenger||FWD 4-Door L w/1L0||SXT RWD||LX 2WD||LE I4 FWD (Natl)||2.0T S FWD|
|All Wheel||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|CVT w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Chevrolet Traverse||2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Dodge Durango||2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Honda Pilot||2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander||2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas|