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2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2022 Subaru Outback Review

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2021 Kia
Telluride

MSRP*: $32,190 to $44,390
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2022 Subaru
Outback

MSRP*: $26,945 to $39,945
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Invoice* $31,064 to $42,393 $25,325 to $37,240
MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 22 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 MPG 26 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 87.0 ft3 75.7 ft3
Engine V-6 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 291 hp 182 - 260 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 2,700 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 196.9 in 191.3 in
Exterior Width 78.3 in 73.0 - 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 42.4 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 40.9 in
Rear 38.8 - 40.2 in
Front 37.7 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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 Outback. The Subaru Outback 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
The Subaru Outback requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Telluride, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Outback. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Telluride will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Telluride is much wider than the Subaru Outback, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Telluride, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Outback.

Handling
The Kia Telluride has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Outback, 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 Outback for pulling heavy loads. The Kia Telluride has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Outback.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Kia Telluride more than the Subaru Outback, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Kia Telluride has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Outback.

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