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 3 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 9 days ago
    • Kevin Oh
      Kevin Oh

      Ascent vs Telluride please!!

      about 11 days ago
    • Robert Duklus
      Robert Duklus

      pilot is not a looker but ascent is hideous

      about 29 days 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 1 month 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 26 days ago
    • Black Beans
      Black Beans

      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 2 months ago
    • Black Beans
      Black Beans In reply to Black Beans

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

      about 2 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 2 months ago
    • jia8189
      jia8189

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

      about 2 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 2 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Der Felson Rogers

      Thanks! Welcome to the"family"! 🙂

      about 2 months ago
    • Laquinta Chappell
      Laquinta Chappell

      Honestly I hate both of them

      about 2 months ago
    • GoodISnipr
      GoodISnipr

      Giving the power win to Honda for having more HP despite having less torque is a huge mistake.
      More HP, less torque = higher top speed, slower acceleration.
      The drivers of these cars would certainly not have their foot pinned to the floor to reach top speed.
      IMO, Subaru gets the +.

      about 3 months ago
    • Matt Mata
      Matt Mata

      Do u have highlander compared to ascent

      about 4 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Matt Mata

      No, we haven't made that comparison yet

      about 4 months ago
    • Walter Thomas
      Walter Thomas

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

      about 4 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 4 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 4 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Charles Williams

      You're fine haha

      about 4 months ago
    • Charles Williams
      Charles Williams In reply to Charles Williams

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

      about 4 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 4 months ago
    • John Smith
      John Smith

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

      about 4 months ago
    • Cory Galvan
      Cory Galvan

      Boxer motors are garbage

      about 5 months ago
    • Nick Nick
      Nick Nick

      The front of the Subaru looks like the Ford Taurus

      about 6 months ago
    • Der Felson Rogers
      Der Felson Rogers

      any off road tests in mud for the subaru ascent?

      about 6 months ago
    • Greg Weik
      Greg Weik

      Good luck towing 5000 pounds in high winds or at high speeds with that rubber band transmission. I will take the proven and powerful 3.5 v6 and 9 speed in the Pilot. Everything else is essentially a wash.

      about 6 months ago
    • Cory Galvan
      Cory Galvan In reply to Greg Weik

      Agreed. 2.4L Turbo is already stretching it out for the ascent. Boxer motors are garbage. Honda 3.5L has been proven over and over. Thats why they keep producing them. Glad I spent the extra money on a Honda vs buying a scooby doo

      about 5 months ago
    • Brian Hoefer
      Brian Hoefer

      I would never ever buy any vehicle with a CVT transmission.

      about 7 months ago
    • Cory Galvan
      Cory Galvan In reply to Brian Hoefer

      Boxer motors are garbage. CVT is garbage. Scooby doos are just a trend like tight pants

      about 5 months ago
    • scruffle
      scruffle

      typo at 14:29 when it says highlander instead of ascent

      about 7 months ago
    • Allen Miguet
      Allen Miguet

      The Ascent has remote start and climate controls, seat heat etc through your Cell phone, not just a line of sight fob. It is subscription based though 375 for 7 years which also includes car location in Google maps.

      about 7 months ago
    • ganga pathak
      ganga pathak

      Honda is better then Subaru gauges

      about 7 months ago
    • Rosy Ball
      Rosy Ball

      Love my Honda Pilot touring has free hand tailgate access. Third row has bigger room. Subaru has affordable price but Honda is reliable and better engine.

      about 7 months ago
    • TheGomezIndustries
      TheGomezIndustries

      The Subaru will maintain engine power at higher elevations since it's turbocharged. Higher elevations means less air density hence less oxygen available for the fuel combustion inside the engine. Force inductions system like a turbocharger rectifies this issue.

      about 7 months ago
    • Markett Warren
      Markett Warren

      Honda better

      about 7 months ago
    • Tom Ryan
      Tom Ryan

      Ugh!
      Why do they put cup holders in car?

      about 7 months ago
    • J Rod
      J Rod In reply to Tom Ryan

      to put cups in them.

      about 7 months ago
    • The FNG
      The FNG

      I just bought the Ascent Touring model.  We traded in a Honda Crosstour.  The Crosstour was nice for its first 50Kmi.  But it went down hill sharply after that.  We kept the Honda til it had 100,000.  It was on its way for a second major repair for the front axles.  Brakes always sucked. We have only had one day with the new Ascent, but its our second Subaru.  I drive a 2018 Legacy as my work car.  The Eyesight cruise control was the selling feature that I bought the car for.  Drive into the city daily.  The Eye sight operates in stop and go traffic.  I only have to steer the car.  Gas and braking is all done by the car.  The system works wonderfully.  Takes all the stress out of bumper to bumper stop and go traffic.  Ive owned the Legacy for just 1 yr.  put a whopping 40K miles on it.  The car just continues to impress me.  Never in a million years would I think I would own a Subaru.  Im a GM and Dodge guy my whole life.  Tried Honda for the last two cars. A civic and a CrossTour.  Ill never buy another Honda again.  Their reliability reputation didn't hold true for my two cars.  Neither did GM.  I still own my Dodge Ram and love it.  Now for the Ascent, we love the interior and updated electronics.  Fit and Finish is top of the line.  My wife and I both like the styling.  Its beautiful inside and out.   Only think I am not happy about is the Financing % Subaru offers.

      about 8 months ago
    • crabbycripple
      crabbycripple

      Thanks for a great review. My wife and I are going to look at the Ascent tomorrow.

      about 8 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to crabbycripple

      You're welcome! Glad you liked it!

      about 8 months ago