In this in-depth comparison, we're putting the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent Touring vs. the 2018 Honda Pilot Elite, its biggest rival. These two three-rows are fully LOADED trims, but most of the information will also apply to the lower trim levels. We will look at many categories like interior comfort and features, exterior features and design, third rows, interior ergonomics, technology (infotainment), rear seat comfort, tow ratings, safety ratings, powertrain info and much more.

So come join us as we sample these two automotive delicacies and see which one is the best value!


If you'd like to watch one of our very detailed Full Review videos on either the 2019 Ascent or Pilot, follow the links provided below:

2019 Subaru Ascent Limited Full Review:
automobilrevue.net/v/b1hKakU5Y1FXS2M&t=441s

2018 Honda Pilot Elite Full Review:
automobilrevue.net/v/VXhCTzJXc2Vhd28

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Special Thanks to...

*Quantrell Subaru*
1450 E New Circle Rd
Lexington, KY 40509
www.quantrellsubaru.com/

*Gates Honda*
1180 Dr Robert R Martin Bypass, Richmond, KY 40475
www.gateshonda.net/


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"Sampling the Latest Automotive Delicacies!"

Comments

    • Car Confections
      Car Confections

      Thanks for watching! In a couple of the text boxes 'Highlander' accidentally appears. The specs (numbers) are CORRECT, we just forgot to change the label. We apologize for any confusion!

      about 1 year ago
    • Amy Sullivan
      Amy Sullivan In reply to Car Confections

      Car Confections any chance you would be able to do Volvo XC90 vs Audi Q7

      about 8 months ago
    • Patriot
      Patriot

      For my money this cowboy will take the Honda Pilot. Just sayin

      about 1 day ago
    • J Packard
      J Packard

      Curious about the 2020 comparison. Honda did some nice tech updates as well as some other areas. I feel so much less crowded inside a Pilot than ascent though.

      about 2 days ago
    • AB Ba
      AB Ba

      Compare Toyota Highlander XLE with Honda Pilot Touring.

      about 1 month ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to AB Ba

      We already have a comparison between them and we are planning a new one when the new Highlander comes out!

      about 1 month ago
    • Tien Nghe
      Tien Nghe

      Thanks ,very helpful

      about 1 month ago
    • Will M
      Will M

      Subaru commercials are so pretentious and moronic I wouldn’t even consider buying one.

      about 2 months ago
    • Amir Pomen
      Amir Pomen

      We asians literally droolling on this.. and yet subaru didnt bother making rhd version of this ascent for us...
      Im pretty sure this will be a big hit in uk,oz and malaysia/singapore

      about 2 months ago
    • G S
      G S

      The Eyesight Driver Assist Technology features offered as standard in ALL Subaru models alone is enough to put Honda in its place.

      about 4 months ago
    • Jonathan Wishart
      Jonathan Wishart

      My mom just got the Ascent Touring and it’s literally the best thing ever in my opinion

      about 4 months ago
    • Kyle Guo
      Kyle Guo

      Pushing a button is not exactly hands free

      about 4 months ago
    • Kyle Guo
      Kyle Guo

      Subaru’s in California have free oil changes for the first 2 years

      about 4 months ago
    • Kyle Guo
      Kyle Guo

      The ascent does not need a second remote for remote start.... you just need to press the lock button 3 times and hold it down on the 3rd time

      about 4 months ago
    • brian buchert
      brian buchert

      Very biased video With edges given to Subaru even when there wasn’t much difference in most areas I’m not saying Subaru sucks I do own a pilot and it’s definitely a better looking vehicle compared to the Subaru but I gues that’s one reason I chose it it’s my 4th pilot all were great vehicles

      about 5 months ago
    • keechmabreeks
      keechmabreeks

      Good video

      about 5 months ago
    • Collin Marrs
      Collin Marrs

      It's worth noting that the keyless start (auto start) on the pilot or any current Honda, only works from about 10 feet away... The Subaru, with purchase of the app, which is super inexpensive considering what it does, will work from anywhere as long as you have some sort of internet connection.
      (Just bought a 2019 forester sport, and love the Subaru app). (Believe we paid 70$ for 3 years of the app). We have a 2017 Honda CR-V and the keyless start is terrible. We had to get a third party auto start. So that was $600.

      about 5 months ago
    • Eian Wahgener
      Eian Wahgener

      I'll take more torque over more hp in an SUV, so that point shouldn't have gone to the pilot..

      about 5 months ago
    • Kevin Oh
      Kevin Oh

      Ascent vs Telluride please!!

      about 6 months ago
    • Robert Duklus
      Robert Duklus

      pilot is not a looker but ascent is hideous

      about 6 months ago
    • Carlos Parra
      Carlos Parra

      Just traded in my highway only driving of the Subaru Ascent. New transmission at 40K. Bad CVT!! They did not get it right!!! I can't afford to replace my transmission every 40k. :( Got a Lexus instead.

      about 6 months ago
    • Carlos Parra
      Carlos Parra In reply to Carlos Parra

      I eyesight and the AWD is better in the Subaru but I need reliable. The transmission needs to last. I know Toyota owns 25% of Subaru. So why would they not give Subaru their CVT transmissions...Cmon!!! Sorry Lexus but the eyesight is better with Subaru... I loved my Subaru. I just wish they would have put a better transmission and better tires. Seriously!!!!

      about 6 months ago
    • M Green
      M Green

      People that say Honda is garbage or Subaru is garbage is very misleading for everyone out there. Both are great brands and the ascent and pilot are overall great suvs. The fact that if you haven’t ever driven either one or have ever owned either brand, you have no way of saying anything until you do. So keep your comments to yourself.

      about 7 months ago
    • M Green
      M Green In reply to M Green

      As an actual Subaru owner, I will say they are great vehicles.

      about 7 months ago
    • GermanCarsRule
      GermanCarsRule

      The Pilot has more hp but if you live in a state with some elevation like Colorado the turbo-4 will be a large advantage. The turbo will still compress the thinner air and maintain it's horsepower better as you climb mountain passes or you live at some elevation. I would give them a draw and depending on where you live either could have an advantage. When looking at fuel capacity there is a thing in medicine and statistics called, "not statistically significant" which would apply here. I doubt there is one person in America that would pick the Honda over the Ascent for .2 gallons.

      about 8 months ago
    • jia8189
      jia8189

      The Subaru is already having issues with the transmission. Dealers are replacing them and it’s know issue.

      about 8 months ago
    • Der Felson Rogers
      Der Felson Rogers

      Great review! I love how you show a simultaneous shot of both vehicles while you narrate... awesome job!! I shall subscribe and like you channel

      about 8 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Der Felson Rogers

      Thanks! Welcome to the"family"! 🙂

      about 8 months ago
    • Laquinta Chappell
      Laquinta Chappell

      Honestly I hate both of them

      about 8 months ago
    • Matt Mata
      Matt Mata

      Do u have highlander compared to ascent

      about 9 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Matt Mata

      No, we haven't made that comparison yet

      about 9 months ago
    • Walter Thomas
      Walter Thomas

      That Subaru is ok but not better than the pilot in my perspective.

      about 9 months ago
    • ROBLOX Gamer
      ROBLOX Gamer

      When you said that the transmission for the Ascent is ugly I got so sad because my step mom owns one

      about 10 months ago
    • Charles Williams
      Charles Williams

      Couldn’t hardly is a double negative, and it’s neither comes not come since neither is a singular pronoun in this case.

      about 10 months ago
    • shteebo
      shteebo In reply to Charles Williams

      You've posted the most unreadable grammar police report I've ever seen.

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Charles Williams

      You're fine haha

      about 10 months ago
    • Charles Williams
      Charles Williams In reply to Charles Williams

      Car Confections, it’s easy to be a critic, and I apologize.

      about 10 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Charles Williams

      You must have a fun time in the comment section of every video 😂

      about 10 months ago
    • John Smith
      John Smith

      I will take Honda because the naturally-aspirated V6 engine and transmission not CVT

      about 10 months ago
    • Cory Galvan
      Cory Galvan

      Boxer motors are garbage

      about 10 months ago