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2023 Kia Telluride vs. 2023 Subaru Ascent Review

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2023 Kia
Telluride

MSRP*: $35,890 to $52,985
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2023 Subaru
Ascent

MSRP*: $33,895 to $48,195
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MPG - City 18 - 20 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 87.0 ft3 72.8 - 75.6 ft3
Engine
  • 291-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 291 hp 260 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 - 5,500 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 196.9 in 196.8 in
Exterior Width 78.3 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 42.4 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.6 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 40.9 in
Rear 38.8 - 40.2 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

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). The Kia Telluride is somewhat more expensive than 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.

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.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Telluride doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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. The Kia Telluride has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Ascent.