Michael's Subaru of Bellevue

15150 SE Eastgate Way
Directions Bellevue, WA 98007

  • Sales: 425-230-2772
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Compare the All-New Subaru Ascent to the Honda Pilot in Bellevue

If you're in the market for a new family-first SUV in the Bellevue and Seattle area, the easy choice is the 2021 Subaru Ascent. This exciting addition to the Subaru family packs everything you and your adventure-ready family needs in Bellevue in an affordable package. Thanks to the all-new Subaru Ascent, you don't have to settle when it comes to your next three-row family SUV in Redmond or Issaquah. With an affordable base price, numerous standard features, and the Subaru features you know and love, the easy choice is the Subaru Ascent. We've put together this quick overview of why you should choose the Subaru Ascent over the Honda Pilot for your life in Washington.



The Subaru Ascent beats out the Honda Pilot in a few key ways when it comes to overall performance. The 260-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine is powerful and enjoyable. The standard Subaru powertrain enjoys a maximum of 277 pound-feet of torque, beating out the Honda's 262 pound-feet handily. Don't be fooled into thinking you need a V6, like the one featured on the Honda Pilot. Especially when you consider that they get a similar EPA-estimated mpg rating in the city and on the highway, and that's with symmetrical all-wheel drive standard on your new Ascent. If you add all-wheel drive to your Pilot, you'll lose some efficiency. The Ascent can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds, while the Pilot can handle a similar weight with all-wheel drive. If you opt for the more efficient front-wheel drive, your towing capacity drops to 3,500-pounds.

Interior Comforts

Both the Subaru Ascent and Honda Pilot have seating for eight and optional seating for seven if you choose the second-row bench seat. The optional second-row captain's chairs on the Honda Pilot are only available in the top-level trim, while you can get them on mid-level trims on the Subaru Ascent. The Subaru Ascent comes standard with the STARLINK™ infotainment system and a beautiful 6.5-inch touchscreen display. The Pilot comes standard with a 5-inch display that only supports Bluetooth, unlike the STARLINK™ system that features Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ standard. You'll also have to pay to upgrade your infotainment system on the Honda Pilot to get a touchscreen system and access to smartphone integration.

Safety Technology

When it comes to your family, you don't want to skimp on the advanced safety technology available to you today. The Subaru Ascent comes standard with Subaru's own suite of driver assistance and safety features from EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. You'll get things like lane departure warning, a rearview camera, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and pre-collision braking. Standard on the Honda Pilot is a rearview camera and the Honda Sensing® suite of safety features, similarly equipped to manage rough roads. However, the Subaru Ascent is newly-available with the LED Steering Responsive Headlights that adapt to the curves of the road with ease. The Honda Pilot doesn't offer this feature, making it a bit more difficult to navigate at night.

Test Drive a New 2021 Subaru Ascent, Today!

Ready to experience the overall quality and performance of the new 2021 Subaru Ascent for your life in the areas of Snoqualmie, North Bend, and Sammamish. No matter what your needs are for your next family SUV, we're sure that you'll love the Subaru Ascent. When you're ready to get the process started, you can securely apply online for financing, and our team will help you make your dreams a reality right here, close to home in Mercer Island, WA! Regardless of your budget constraints, we'll work with you to get you the Subaru Ascent you've been dreaming of today.