See How the Subaru Ascent Stacks Up Against the Competition
at Berman Subaru of Chicago

Family SUVs need to check a lot of boxes on your list to ensure you get what you want out of your next vehicle. Around Chicago, when you're looking for a three-row SUV with all the bells and whistles, as well as standard capability and capacity, none will be quite as adept as the new Subaru Ascent. Packed with the latest features and amenities, the Ascent continues to show why it's a class leader in comfort, convenience, and safety!

Chicago drivers might wonder which SUV fits their needs the best. While the new Ascent is a great choice, other options like the Honda Pilot and Kia Telluride might have benefits that you would like to explore. Luckily, we've done the legwork for you! Down below, you'll see a comparison of the Subaru Ascent to both competitors, showing how the Subaru SUV stands out!

Subaru Ascent vs. Honda Pilot

  • While the new Pilot offers slightly more horsepower than the Subaru Ascent, the new Subaru SUV outdoes the Honda option with more pound-feet of torque. That means you get better acceleration in the Ascent than you would in the Pilot!
  • Both models offer all-wheel drive, but only the Subaru Ascent comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, allowing you to manage slick roads with more confidence. You'll need to pay $2,000 extra to equip all-wheel drive in the Pilot.
  • Even with front-wheel drive equipped, the Honda Pilot isn't as efficient as the Subaru Ascent. The Ascent enjoys an EPA-estimated 21/27 mpg city/highway - the Pilot only manages up to 20 mpg in the city.
  • Need to hook up a cargo carrier to fit some of your extra family luggage? The Subaru Ascent has you covered with standard raised roof rails, perfect for a bike rack or cargo carrier. Honda offers raised roof rails, but you'll need to pay extra to take advantage of them.
  • When it comes to technology, there's no question which SUV is the better choice. The new Ascent comes standard with STARLINK® Multimedia Plus, complete with a 6.5-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. The Pilot is only standard with a five-inch screen without touch capability, and smartphone connectivity will cost you extra.
  • Subaru Ascent vs. Kia Telluride

    • The Kia Telluride equips a 3.8-liter V6 that delivers 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. While it can hit a higher top speed than the Ascent, the Subaru SUV is still quicker from a standstill, allowing you to get going faster!
    • Active On-Demand All-Wheel Drive is available for the Telluride lineup, but that still sets it behind the Subaru Ascent, which comes with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on its base model.
    • Efficiency is a tough metric to measure with three-row SUVs, but the Subaru Ascent manages just fine. It offers an EPA-estimated 21/27 mpg city/highway with all-wheel drive equipped. The Kia Telluride only manages 20/26 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive equipped - those numbers both drop when you pay for all-wheel drive.
  • All Ascent models come standard with raised roof rails, allowing you to configure your SUV to meet your needs on the go. The Kia Telluride offers low profile roof rails, but you'll need to upgrade to more expensive trim levels to enjoy them.
  • Even though the Kia Telluride's interior offers so much technology you might think it's a luxury SUV, it still doesn't offer some of the features you can find in the Ascent lineup. The Subaru SUV comes equipped with tri-zone climate control and an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot - two features noticeably missing from the Telluride lineup.
  • Ready for a test drive?

    Swing by our Chicago Subaru dealership and put yourself in the driver's seat of the new Subaru Ascent today! We are ready to help you in any way we can at Berman Subaru of Chicago, visit us at  4330 W Irving Park Rd in Chicago, or reach us by phone at (773) 382-8227.

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