When we compare the 2018 Honda Pilot's and the 2018 Subaru Outback's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Honda Pilot has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume and base engine power. The 2018 Subaru Outback has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, resale value and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2018 Honda Pilot's and the 2018 Subaru Outback's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
2018 Honda Pilot vs. 2018 Subaru Outback Pricing
A used 2018 Honda Pilot ranges from $20,809 to $33,997 while a used 2018 Subaru Outback is priced between $16,995 to $28,981.
2018 Honda Pilot vs. 2018 Subaru Outback Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2018 Honda Pilot loses 44.4 percent of its value and the 2018 Subaru Outback loses 39.5 percent of its value. This means the 2018 Subaru Outback retains 4.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2018 Honda Pilot.
2018 Honda Pilot vs. 2018 Subaru Outback Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda Pilot is 8.8 out of 10 while the Subaru Outback's quality rating is 8.9 out of 10. This results in the Honda Pilot being ranked 4 out of 66 Best Crossover SUVs and the Subaru Outback being ranked 3 out of 66.
2018 Honda Pilot vs. 2018 Subaru Outback Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Honda Pilot is 9.1 out of 10. For the Subaru Outback the reliability rating is 8.8 out of 10. This gives the Honda Pilot a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Subaru Outback.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 Honda Pilot’s base engine makes 280 horsepower, and the 2018 Subaru Outback base engine makes 175 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2018 Honda Pilot, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The 2018 Subaru Outback, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2018 Honda Pilot and the 2018 Subaru Outback have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.