2018 Honda Pilot FeaturesTo help growing families in East Stroudsburg, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Jim Thorpe, and Easton pick the right SUV, Ray Price Honda created this Honda Pilot vs. Subaru Ascent comparison. What you'll find if you continue reading is a head-to-head look at key features that appeal to growing families.

These features include performance, infotainment setups to help entertain the kids, and safety systems. Continue reading to see if the Honda Pilot or Subaru Ascent is better for your specific lifestyle!

Performance Specifications: Honda Pilot vs Subaru Ascent

2018 Honda Pilot PerformanceLarge SUVs need some juice under the hood to haul cargo, kids, and trailers. This is why the Honda Pilot and Subaru Ascent stand out.

The Honda Pilot, for example, sports an athletic 3.5L V6 with the ability to generate 280 horsepower. This well-designed machinery also implements numerous performance features to help create an added boost. A few of these features include Fuel Injection, an Eco Assist™ System, Variable Cylinder Management™, Active Control Engine Mount System, and Active Noise Cancellation™.

Also, Honda gives you the option of choosing either a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 9-speed automatic transmission.

As for the Subaru Ascent, your sole engine option is a 2.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates just 260 horsepower. The accompanying performance features are lacking, too, and the lone drivetrain option is a continuously variable transmission.

Infotainment Systems: Honda vs Subaru

When it comes to keeping you and the family connected and entertained on road trips, the Honda Pilot has a clear advantage over the Subaru Ascent.

It starts with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capabilities. These two integration systems allow you to sync your smartphone with the SUV. Once you've synced up, you can access various apps or music on your touchscreen display. The Subaru Ascent doesn't have an integration feature capable of this.

Additionally, the Honda navigation system overwhelms any similar setup in the Ascent. This Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic will keep you a couple steps ahead of traffic jams and detours.

Finally, the Honda Pilot also sports unique CabinTalk™, an in-car PA system, so you can easily make your voice known.

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2018 Honda Pilot Interior TechnologyIn an effort to keep you safe, the Honda Pilot and Subaru Ascent have intuitive systems highlighted by advanced technology.

It's hard to start anywhere other than the standard, renowned Honda Sensing® package found in the Honda Pilot. This overarching technology is composed of four distinct systems:

  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning

Alternatively, the Subaru Ascent has an interesting list of safety features, but it simply can't match the comprehensive Honda Sensing® suite.  

Final Verdict: Honda Pilot vs Subaru Ascent

The Honda Pilot holds a definitive edge in this match-up thanks to sterling engine specifications, intuitive interior technology, and comprehensive safety specs. To take this family-friendly SUV for a spin around East Stroudsburg, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Jim Thorpe, and Easton, contact Ray Price Honda!


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