Subaru Outback vs Honda Pilot

Finding the right SUV can help you get the most out of your trips throughout the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa areas. The Subaru Outback has always been a favorite among local drivers due to its reliable performance and superior handling. However, some drivers have flocked to the Honda Pilot, preferring it to the Subaru Outback. But out of these two vehicles, which one is right for you?

We'll take a closer look at the 2017 Subaru Outback and 2017 Honda Pilot to give you a better idea of what each vehicle offers. We'll focus on engine efficiency, entertainment and technology, and safety features. By reading this vehicle comparison, you'll learn about the differences between these SUVs, and which one is the better choice for your trips.

Subaru Outback vs Honda Pilot: Engine Efficiency

The Subaru Outback is equipped with the unique Subaru BOXER® engine that lays flat under the hood. This engine offers a low center of gravity, and when combined with the Lineartronic continuously variable transmission, it allows the vehicle to get an EPA-estimated 25/32 MPG city/highway. The Honda Pilot features a 3.5L V6 engine that's paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. However, the Honda Pilot doesn't compare to the efficiency of the Subaru Outback, with its EPA-estimated 19/27 MPG city/highway.

Entertainment and Technology

The Subaru Outback features the 6.2-inch STARLINK™ touchscreen and the Honda Pilot features a 5-inch display screen. You can use these screens to access the AM/FM radio and CD player. The Subaru Outback also includes HD Radio with iTunes Tagging and Pandora and iHeartRadio compatibility.

Both vehicles feature Bluetooth®. This system can be used to stay in touch with family or friends when you're out on the road. The Bluetooth® system can also be used to stream media from your smartphone from the library, music apps, or podcasts to help enjoy your lengthy trips.

Safety Features

Each SUV is fitted with Anti-Lock Braking Systems with Traction and Stability Control. The Subaru Outback features the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, which allows you to execute evasive maneuvers during emergencies. The Honda Pilot features front-wheel drive, which is helpful, but not nearly as agile as the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system in the Subaru Outback.

The Subaru Outback and the Honda Pilot both come with rearview cameras. The camera uses a dashboard-mounted screen to show the point of view from the bumper. The rearview camera in the Subaru Outback is high-resolution, which provides a clear view of the exterior of your vehicle's rear.

Learn More about the 2017 Subaru Outback

In our detailed vehicle comparison, drivers like you from the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa areas learned a great deal about each vehicle. You read about the respective similarities and their glaring differences. In the end, you saw that the Subaru Outback took the lead in each of our categories.

Learn more about the 2017 Subaru Outback by scheduling your test drive with us at Winner Subaru.


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