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Compare the All-New 2019 Subaru Ascent to the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot

You want a nice, comfortable, reliable, safe, and fun-to-drive family vehicle to carry you, the kids, and some gear--but, you're just not into the whole minivan scene. Fortunately, the midsize three-row crossover segment has a lot to offer, and, with the arrival of the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent, it's more competitive than ever.

Both of these great new SUVs offer reliability for the long haul, standard/available AWD, spacious and supportive seats, and a ton of safety systems. Both come standard with three rows, and can seat up to seven passengers comfortable. Both provide more than 80 cubic feet of storage space with the seats folded flat, and both can be fully loaded for premium comfort. But, if you can pick only one, it's important to know all the details. Still can't decide between the Subaru Ascent vs Highlander vs Pilot? Be sure to give us a call so we can help.

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

  • Starting prices for the Ascent and Highlander are nearly identical
  • Warranty coverage is identical for both the Subaru Ascent and the Toyota Highlander
  • The 2019 Subaru Ascent offers up to 86.5 cubic feet of cargo space
  • The 2018 Toyota Highlander only offers up to 83.7 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Front-wheel drive comes standard on the Highlander, and AWD is an option
  • The all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent boasts standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on every trim level
  • Standard power for the Ascent comes from a 2.4-liter SUBARU BOXER turbocharged engine
  • Standard power for the Highlander comes from a bulky 3.5-liter V6 engine
  • The Highlander does offer slightly more horsepower, but the Ascent gives you higher torque output--which is what really counts
  • Both SUVs can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Honda Pilot

  • The new Ascent starts at $31,995
  • The new Pilot starts at $31,450
  • Only the 2019 Ascent offers Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as a standard feature--more than making up for the minimal price difference
  • Both three-row midsize crossovers offer seating for up to eight passengers
  • Second-row Captain's chairs are available on the Ascent Premium (starting at $34,195) while Captain's chairs aren't offered on the Pilot lineup until the Elite (starting at $48,020)
  • Standard power for the 2019 Pilot comes from a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6
  • Standard power for the 2019 Ascent comes from a thrilling 260-horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged BOXER four-cylinder engine, making this one of the sportier three-row crossovers
  • Both can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped
  • Ascent boasts more cargo space behind the third-row seat (nearly 18 cu. ft. vs 16 cu ft) and behind the front seats (86.5 cu. ft. vs about 83 cu. ft.)
  • The Subaru Ascent offers an unbelievable 19 cupholders--no more balancing a cup between your knees while you drive
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