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2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Review

New 2021 Kia Telluride

2021 Kia
Telluride

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New 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2020 Subaru
Crosstrek Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$31,990 to $44,090
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$35,145
Invoice* $30,871 to $42,105 $33,016
MPG - City 19 - 20 N/A
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Crosstrek Hybrid. The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Telluride.

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 Crosstrek Hybrid. 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 Crosstrek Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Telluride is much wider than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Telluride, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Kia Telluride does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Kia Telluride is clearly the choice over the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Telluride greatly out-muscles the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Kia Telluride more than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Kia Telluride, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

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