If you’re looking for a new SUV, there are plenty of great choices available here at Honda of Grays Harbor. If you really need the maximum amount of space, the 2021 Honda Pilot is probably your best bet. It offers three rows of seating and plenty of cargo space, and we think it stands favorably against competing models like the 2021 Subaru Ascent.   

What These SUVs Have in Common 

On paper, these models look quite similar. Both offer three rows of seating, room for seven or eight passengers, and several standard safety features, making them ideal family vehicles. Both the 2021 Honda Pilot and 2021 Subaru Ascent can also be equipped with in-car tech that drivers and passengers can both appreciate.   

However, there are also some differences between these SUVs that we should note, and it’s in these areas where the Honda Pilot has an advantage.   

Why Choose the 2021 Honda Pilot?

The 2021 Honda Pilot offers more horsepower than the 2021 Subaru Ascent (280 horsepower vs. 260 horsepower). If you’re looking for a more dynamic driving experience, the Honda SUV might be your better choice.   

Speaking of choices, the 2021 Honda Pilot simply offers more of them. There are seven trim levels to choose from when you buy the Honda model, while the 2021 Subaru Ascent only offers four.   

Many of the Honda SUV’s trim levels may be especially interesting to drivers who are looking for luxury. Models like the Touring, Elite, and Black Edition offer premium interiors with plenty of extra features, including ambient lighting, premium audio systems, and ventilated seats. You’ll also find wireless smartphone charging capabilities, which are notably missing in the 2021 Subaru Ascent. 

Finally, the third row of the 2021 Honda Pilot is a bit roomier than the one found in the 2021 Subaru Ascent. It offers an additional 2.6 inches of headroom and just a bit more shoulder room and legroom. If you plan to have taller passengers in your third row, they’ll appreciate the extra room.   

If you’re in the market for a roomy SUV, talk to our Honda dealers in WA about the 2021 Honda Pilot!