Compare and contrast the new Subaru Outback with the Honda Pilot

When it comes time to select your next SUV, there's a wealth of different factors you'll need to consider. How much space do I need? How much can this SUV tow? What safety features does it have in store? There's a myriad of different questions to ask, but it all boils down to one thing: Which SUV is best for you?

As one of the premier Subaru dealers serving shoppers from Oro Valley to Green Valley, AZ, we'd argue that the answer to that question is a simple one. The Subaru Outback has long been one of the most sought-after SUVs on the market. With its ruggedly charismatic exterior design, impressive performance on-road and off, and a reputation for almost unbeatable reliability and safety, the Subaru Outback easily outpaces many of its rivals on the SUV market these days. But how does it fare when pitted against a rival on roughly even footing like the new Honda Pilot? Check out our competitor comparison to find out!

The Subaru Outback vs. the Honda Pilot

  • Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

    One of the best things about buying a new Subaru Outback is that each and every one comes with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard. Whether you're traveling off-road or driving in inclement weather in nearby Sahuarita, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is something that you simply won't want to live without once you've experienced it firsthand. Now, you can get optional all-wheel drive on the new Honda Pilot, but it does not come with its standard equipment package, so you'll have to pay a bit extra for comparable functionality.

  • Ground Clearance

    If you love outdoor activities that take you off the beaten path like hiking or camping around the greater Sierra Vista area, you'll want an SUV that affords you enough clearance to confidently tackle rough terrain. Fortunately, the new Subaru Outback offers up to 8.7-inches of ground clearance to take on practically anything the trail throws your way. As for the Honda Pilot, it only offers up 7.3-inches of ground clearance.

  • Safety

    Searching for an SUV that you and your family can feel truly secure driving around Marana? If so, then the new Subaru Outback will be right up your alley. With its standard Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology and available DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System, it's no wonder the Subaru Outback earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award for 2020. Now, the new Honda Pilot offers its own impressive suite of safety technologies, but sadly, it did not pass muster with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when it comes to the 2020 Top Safety Pick awards.

  • Fuel Economy

    Want an SUV that can help you travel throughout Tucson and beyond without spending excess time and money at the gas pump? If so, you'll find that the new Subaru Outback is better suited overall than the Honda Pilot. When properly equipped, the new Subaru Outback achieves up to an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city / 33 mpg highway, while the new Honda Pilot only manages up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway.

Get to know the new Subaru Outback with a test drive at our Tucson, AZ Subaru dealership

If the new Subaru Outback is starting to sound like the perfect SUV for you, we'd love to give you the chance to get to know it a bit better. Drop by new Subaru dealership in Tucson to take a test drive with the new Subaru Outback today.

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Honda Pilot vs Subaru Outback: Head To Head

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