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2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent

A short trip through the new crossover SUV inventory available Serra Trussville Kia will show potential buyers several options that should have little trouble meeting most, if not all, needs they may have. A new member of the team, the all-new Kia Telluride, has arrived at the showroom to offer more power and more capability than any previous crossover SUV platform the automaker has produced. A comparison between the 2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent will very clearly illustrate all of the advantages Kia has built into its newest platform – especially when help up against the competition. While there are a few common threads between the two vehicles, the new Telluride is also able to demonstrate several important advantages over its Subaru rival. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2020 Kia Telluride today by calling, 855-276-6799.

One of the areas where the 2020 Kia Telluride and 2019 Subaru Ascent overlap is in available technology. Both crossover SUVs make smartphone application compatibility standard equipment in each respective crossover SUV. This means that drivers and passengers will be able to use many of their favorite Android and Apple iOS apps while they’re on the road. Additionally, both vehicles offer three rows of seating and can accommodate seven or eight passengers – depending on what interior options are chosen. Riders sitting in the second row of seats in the 2020 Telluride will have more legroom, 42.4 inches, than those in the second row of the Subaru Ascent with its 38.6 inches. When the rearmost rows of seats are properly configured in the 2020 Kia Telluride, the new crossover SUV can offer 87 cubic-feet of cargo volume. The 2019 Ascent doesn’t meet this mark.


2020 Kia Telluride


2019 Subaru Ascent

3.8-L, V-6 Engine Turbo., 2.4-L, 4-Cyl.
291/262 Horsepower/Torque 260/277
5,000 lbs. Towing 5,000 lbs.
87 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 86.5 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

A lot of vehicles that share an automotive industry segment with the 2020 Kia Telluride use a smaller power plant to move along the road. Buyers will see this concept at play when deciding between the new Telluride and the Subaru Ascent. All of the available 2020 Telluride trim grades for sale or lease at Serra Trussville Kia use a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter, V-6 engine that is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Drivers of the 2020 Kia Telluride will be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds using the vehicle’s 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. On the other side of the equation, the 2019 Subaru Ascent uses a turbocharged, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine making 260 horsepower.

Even though the Ascent uses a smaller engine, it’s only very slightly more fuel-efficient than the 2020 Telluride. The new Kia crossover SUV can record 20 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway. Subaru Ascent owners can achieve just one-mile-per-gallon more on both figures.



A photo of the dashboard in the 2020 Kia Telluride.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2020 Kia Telluride.
A rear photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride outfitted with a roof rack and parked in the desert.
A photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride driving through the snow.