2024 Kia Sorento vs. 2024 Subaru Ascent Review

Picture of the 2024 Kia Sorento

2024 Kia

MSRP*: $31,990 to $47,390
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Picture of the 2024 Subaru Ascent

2024 Subaru

MSRP*: $34,395 to $48,695
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MPG - City 20 - 23 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 31 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 75.5 ft3 72.8 - 75.6 ft3
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 281-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 281 hp 260 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 4,000 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 189.0 in 196.8 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.6 in
Head Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 40.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 38.7 - 40.0 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the Subaru Ascent. The Subaru Ascent offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sorento as you will with the Subaru Ascent, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Kia Sorento or the Subaru Ascent, it's going to cost you about the same.

The Kia Sorento is a little narrower than the Subaru Ascent, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Kia Sorento is slightly shorter than the Subaru Ascent, which may make it easier to park.

In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Ascent is clearly the choice over the Kia Sorento for pulling heavy loads. The Kia Sorento has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Sorento transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Ascent.

The Kia Sorento has less seating than the Subaru Ascent, making the Subaru Ascent the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Kia Sorento as you will in the Subaru Ascent.