2020 Kia Telluride Vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent

2020 Kia Telluride Vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent

If you’re looking for robust capability, family-pleasing comfort and luxurious convenience, the popular third-row SUV class is full of models putting their best feet forward to lure families who want a vehicle that does it all. Top entries in this class have a ton of interior space, surprisingly towing capabilities and technology to keep every member of the family both entertained and aware. Modern entries also see features like active safety, infotainment and comfortable seating prioritized to make their biggest appeal as a family-friendly mover.

The 2020 Kia Telluride is the newest model to throw its hat in the ring and seems to be among the best out of the gate. Having set its sights on more than just the Toyota Highlanders and Ford Explorers of the world, the Kia Telluride is out to prove its value as a vehicle that transcends its unibody construction. Up against the 2020 Kia Telluride today is another new-ish crossover. Let’s see how the 2019 Subaru Ascent does against Kia’s extroverted family-hauler.


2020 Kia Telluridev


2019 Subaru Ascentv

3.8-liter V6 (291 horsepower) Base engine (horsepower) 2.4L 4-cylinder (260 horsepower)
5,000 lbs. Standard towing capability 2,000 lbs.
21 cubic feet Cargo volume with all seats up 17.8 cubic feet
8-inch color touchscreen Standard infotainment experience 6.5-inch color display
10 years/100,000 miles Engine/powertrain warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
$31,690 MSRP starts at $31,996

Great Kia Telluride Supplants the Good Subaru Ascent

As you can see in the above chart, the Subaru Ascent comes closer than many models to matching the value of the 2020 Kia Telluride, yet it falls just short.

While Subaru has built their brand on being a more niche product, Kia has spent the last few years moving upmarket and offering more and more features without dramatic increases in the pricing of its lineup. This move has culminated in the 2020 Kia Telluride – an SUV that goes farther and does more.

With the 2020 Kia Telluride, you get a luxury SUV at half the price of a luxury SUV. It has more interior space, more towing capacity and a larger, more ergonomic infotainment system to ensure that any drive is one you can look forward to.

At Friendly Kia, we have the brand-new Kia Telluride with new models arriving all of the time. If you’re in the market for the family-friendly SUV, we have a huge selection and the best pricing in Tampa Bay. We’re also the only Tampa Bay Kia dealership to be welcomed into the Kia Motors America President’s Club for 2019. We take our driver satisfaction seriously.

For more information on the 2020 Kia Telluride or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!