2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Subaru Ascent: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Subaru Ascent Review

New 2020 Kia Telluride

2020 Kia
Telluride

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New 2020 Subaru Ascent

2020 Subaru
Ascent

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MSRP*
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$31,890 to $43,790
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$31,995 to $45,045
Invoice* $30,773 to $41,601 $30,027 to $41,922
MPG - City 19 - 20 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 26 - 27
Engine(s) V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Telluride than in the Subaru Ascent. The Subaru Ascent will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Telluride.

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

Cost
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Telluride will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Ascent. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Kia Telluride is much higher than that for the Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Telluride is much wider than the Subaru Ascent, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Kia Telluride takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Ascent.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Telluride doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Ascent.

Handling
The Kia Telluride has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Ascent, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Kia Telluride will do just as well as the Subaru Ascent, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Kia Telluride has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Telluride and the Subaru Ascent. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Kia Telluride as you will in the Subaru Ascent.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Telluride than that of the Subaru Ascent.