The New Subaru Ascent

How Does This 3-Row SUV Compare to the Competition?

New Subaru Ascent Models vs. the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander: Which Three-Row SUV is Right for You?

It's the battle of the 8-seat passenger SUVs: the Subaru Ascent vs. the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. All models offer many similarities and great accommodations, but which vehicle is the best fit for you and your driving needs around Albany? At Colonial Subaru, we have a great selection of new Subaru Ascent models for sale in Kingston, and with legendary Subaru performance, cutting-edge technology and safety features, and spacious versatility for passengers and cargo alike, we're sure that we have a new Ascent model that's right for you.

Choosing your next vehicle is a big decision and we want you to choose confidently. That's why we're going to compare the new Subaru Ascent lineup to the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander lineups, giving you a side by side look at some of the many reasons that choosing a new Subaru Ascent is the ideal option for you.

Subaru Ascent vs. Toyota Highlander

  • You can take on the worst winter weather and explore the toughest terrain around Woodstock, NY thanks to standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on every new Subaru Ascent model. The new Toyota Highlander lineup comes equipped with standard front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive equipped models costing extra.
  • The new Subaru Ascent models start at around $33,000, while Toyota Highlander models start at over $35,000. When you choose the base Highlander model with all-wheel drive equipped, the price rises to just over $37,000, allowing you to save plenty when you choose an Ascent model.
  • The new Toyota Highlander lineup offers more standard horsepower than the Subaru Ascent models do. However, the Ascent lineup comes with a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 277 pounds-feet of torque on every model. The Highlander lineup comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that falls short with 263 pounds-feet of torque.
  • Both the Subaru Ascent and Toyota Highlander models offer similar fuel economy, with the Highlander getting the nod with 24 mpg combined and the Ascent getting 23 mpg combined. However, the Ascent models come with 19.3 gallons of fuel capacity, compared to 17.9 in the Highlander, allowing you to drive further on a full tank in the Ascent.

Subaru Ascent vs. Honda Pilot

  • To help you combat bad weather around Gardiner and give you the freedom to travel off-road on your family adventures, all Subaru Ascent models come with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The Honda Pilot lineup comes equipped with standard front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available on all models at a higher price.
  • The new Subaru Ascent lineup has a starting price of just under $33,000. The Honda Pilot lineup starts at over $37,000, and with all-wheel drive equipped models starting at over $39,000, you can save plenty or upgrade to a higher, better equipped trim level for less when you choose an Ascent model.
  • The new Honda Pilot offers slightly more standard horsepower than the Subaru Ascent does. However, every Subaru Ascent model delivers 277 pounds-feet of torque, while the Honda Pilot offers 262 pounds-feet of torque, allowing you to enjoy greater agility on your travels around New Paltz when you choose an Ascent model.
  • Every new Subaru Ascent model comes with LED steering responsive headlights that turn in the direction of your steering wheel, giving you greater visibility when you're turning corners around Newburgh. The new Honda Pilot comes with standard LED headlights, but doesn't offer a comparable feature to the steering responsive headlights.

Explore Our New Subaru Ascent SUVs in Kingston, NY

We invite you to come visit us at Colonial Subaru to see all our new and used Subaru Ascent models in person. Our finance center is here to work with anyone to help them get a great deal on the Ascent model that's right for them today. If you have any questions about the buying or leasing a new Ascent model, contact us and we'll work with you every step of the way.

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    761 East Chester St
    PO Box 1249
    Kingston, NY 12401

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