If you're looking for a three-row SUV in the Berlin area, then you have a lot to choose from. Drivers from Littleton love the space and practicality of three-row SUVs when it comes to hauling the family around. Two of the top three-row SUVs on the market are undoubtedly the Subaru Ascent and Honda Pilot. Let's see how they match up!

Comparing the Subaru Ascent and Honda Pilot

Both the Ascent and Pilot appeal to similar lifestyles for busy Naples, ME drivers. They both have three rows of seats, seven seats total, and all-wheel drive. However, the two SUVs diverge from there.

The Pilot offers a 3.5-liter V6 as its standard engine, which makes 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. It also has standard front-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission.

The Subaru Ascent offers a standard 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which delivers 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. It's paired with standard all-wheel drive and a CVT. Both of these features are standard across Subaru's lineup.

The smaller engine and more efficient transmission mean that the Ascent gets an EPA-estimated 20 MPG in the city, 26 MPG highway, and 22 MPG combined. The Pilot gets a slightly lower EPA-estimated 19 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, and 22 MPG combined.

The Ascent Is More Fun

Belmont drivers often report that large, boxy crossovers aren't terribly fun to drive. However, the Ascent breaks that mold with strong low-end torque, quick throttle response and hardly any turbo lag. It also steers well and handles in a way that gives both drivers and passengers plenty of confidence. The Pilot has plenty of power, but its automatic transmission is not exactly the smoothest shifting one on the market.

Another area where the Ascent outshines the Pilot is in its interior. Subaru did an excellent job of combining neutral tones of black, brown and beige to make the interior look more welcoming and luxurious. Conversely, the Pilot is largely outfitted in black-on-black inside.

Find Your Favorite at Profile Subaru in Conway

Both the Ascent and Pilot are roomy, peppy, and comfortable, but Subaru continues to outshine the competition by making the Ascent more affordable and more modern. Contact Profile Subaru in the Bridgton, ME area today to find out more about the Ascent and take one for a test-drive.

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