Compare 2021 Subaru Ascent vs 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Subaru Ascent
2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Subaru Ascent


2021 Honda Pilot

21 city / 27 hwy*

Fuel Economy

20 city / 27 hwy*
260 HP


280 HP
2.4L 4cyl turbo


3.5L 6 cyl

Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

For 2021, the Subaru Ascent at Subaru Fort Walton Beach gets a handful of upgrades to give drivers and their passengers a safer, more connected, and more stylish ride. The 2021 Subaru Ascent now includes a new bundle of safety technology no matter what trim you get. The latest Ascent receives the latest version of Subaru's award-winning EyeSight technology, which expands its package in 2021 to include lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control in addition to the long list of its previously standard aids. The Ascent also adds a safety seat belt reminder to the two back rows. Some styling upgrades and exterior safety aids are added in the form of steering-responsive LED headlights. The 2021 Ascent rivals the 2021 Honda Pilot, which is also a three-row midsize SUV. However, the Subaru receives higher marks for its superior performance and handling specs, along with its sophisticated interior and cutting-edge safety technology.

Performance and Handling

The Subaru Ascent at Subaru Fort Walton Beach is made with one engine that powers all trim levels in 2021. The latest Ascent's engine is a turbo-charged four cylinder that uses regular gasoline. The Subaru's engine gives it a power output of 260 HP, and it can reach up to 277 LB-FT in torque. All four trim levels have an automatic transmission. You will get Subaru's advanced all-wheel drive for all trim levels for predictable traction and handling on every Ascent. The Honda Pilot also has one engine for all of its trim levels, but the Pilot only has front-wheel drive for its standard drivetrain. All-wheel drive is only offered through an upgrade on most trim levels. To see what the Ascent is capable of achieving on the road, you'll have the opportunity to explore all of its performance characteristics when you set up a test drive through Subaru Fort Walton Beach.

Interior Design

An upscale interior design is a notable highlight of the Subaru Ascent at Subaru Fort Walton Beach. The 2021 Ascent has multiple seating options and a versatile cabin to comfortably fit your family. The Ascent's flexible seating and storage arrangement means you can transition from hauling people around to carrying cargo around in a flash. The Ascent gets large windows with exceptional visibility, and its ride is overall comfortable and compliant. The Ascent has 86 cubic feet of storage space, which is more than the 83.9 feet of storage capacity that the Honda Pilot provides. While the Subaru has plenty of room for all, passengers in the back seat of the Honda Pilot may find that they have less space to sit comfortably, especially taller passengers.

Safety and Technology

With even more standard safety features added to its list of safety amenities this year, the 2021 Subaru Ascent shines even brighter in the field of safety and security. The Ascent at Subaru Fort Walton Beach adds interior and exterior safety features ranging from a seat belt reminder in the second and third rows to a more comprehensive Safety Shield package and bright LED headlights. All of the new safety features are standard on the Subaru Ascent, which makes it an even more appealing and family-friendly buy. The Honda Pilot starts out with just a few safety aids, including three standard driver-assist aids, but you have to either move to a higher trim level or choose a safety package to add on more safety aids. If staying safe on the road is a priority, the Subaru Ascent is the natural choice of the two vehicles. The 2021 Ascent also gets an impressive technology package. A 6.5-inch central display is standard on the Subaru, while the Honda Pilot only has a five-inch display screen at the base level. The Subaru also gets three-zone climate control on all trims, which is not a standard feature on the Honda Pilot.

To learn more, try out the 2021 Subaru Ascent today at Subaru Fort Walton Beach, a reputable Subaru dealership serving the Fort Walton Beach area.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.