It’s Time For An Upgrade – The 2019 Honda Pilot in Racine, Wisconsin

August 9th, 2019 by

Are you having trouble deciding on a new SUV? With a bunch of competitors on the market, finding the perfect vehicle for you can be daunting, which is why we wrote today’s topic on the 2019 Honda Pilot in Racine, Wisconsin. Compared to the Subaru Ascent, this Honda is more fuel-efficient, has better handling capabilities, and is more convenient for your daily drive. But don’t just take our word for it; read on to see for yourself why the Honda Pilot is the best SUV for you.


Faster And More Fuel Efficient

A vehicle’s fuel economy is a key factor when deciding between two different competitors, and the Pilot has a couple of features to help continuously improve its efficiency. Found under the Pilot’s hood is an engine control system that is capable of shutting down half of the engine’s cylinders. And the engine can automatically turn off when the vehicle comes to a stop; both of these features work together to save fuel and reduce pollution. Not only is the Pilot more fuel-efficient than the Ascent, but it’s also faster in a test conducted by Car and Driver, thanks to it producing 20 more horsepower.


Pilot Ascent
Zero to 30 MPH 2.2 sec 2.7 sec
Zero to 60 MPH 6 sec 6.9 sec
Zero to 100 MPH 17.2 sec 19.4 sec
5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start 6.3 sec 7.8 sec
Passing 30 to 50 MPH 3.5 sec 3.9 sec
Passing 50 to 70 MPH 4.7 sec 5.1 sec
Quarter Mile 14.8 sec 15.5 sec
Speed in 1/4 Mile 94 MPH 91 MPH


Making Every Drive Smooth and Controlled

For better control during hard cornering, low-effort parking, and an overall better feel of the road, the Pilot has speed-sensitive variable-assist power steering. Paired with that is an optional drift compensation steering to help keep the Pilot from drifting. The Ascent doesn’t offer either of these features so you won’t feel as much control. Another feature to help with handling and stability is the width between the wheels, and the Pilot has a much wider track in the front (1.9 inches wider) and rear (2.1 inches wider) compared to the Ascent. 


Convenient Features You’ll Crave

Now that we’ve highlighted key features that everyone should be aware of, it’s time to show you a few features that would affect you directly on your everyday drive. On the Touring and Elite models, there’s an easy entry system which glides the driver’s seat back making it easier for the driver to get in and out of the Pilot. Another feature for the Touring and Elite is that when the vehicle is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt to provide a better view of the curb for the driver when trying to parallel park. Once you shift out of reverse, the mirrors will return to their original position so you won’t have to worry about readjusting them. The Ascent doesn’t come with any of these features, and now that you know about them, you won’t be able to go without.


Want to know more? There are a lot more features to discover from the 2019 Honda Pilot in Racine, WI, including how it feels when you take it for a test-drive. So give us a call or swing by Honda of Kenosha if you’re ready to upgrade your SUV. We’ll see you soon!


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