Compare 2021 Kia Telluride vs 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Kia Telluride
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Telluride EX AWD 19 24 $37,809 $39,590
Telluride EX FWD 20 26 $35,899 $37,590
Telluride LX AWD 19 24 $32,994 $34,190
Telluride LX FWD 20 26 $31,064 $32,190
Telluride S AWD 19 24 $35,310 $36,590
Telluride S FWD 20 26 $33,380 $34,590
Telluride SX AWD 19 24 $42,393 $44,390
Telluride SX FWD 20 26 $40,577 $42,490
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8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ascent 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,304 $32,295
Ascent Limited 7-Passenger 20 26 $36,964 $39,595
Ascent Limited 8-Passenger 20 26 $36,964 $39,595
Ascent Premium 7-Passenger 21 27 $32,579 $34,795
Ascent Premium 8-Passenger 21 27 $32,579 $34,795
Ascent Touring 7-Passenger 20 26 $42,290 $45,445
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,809
$30,304
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,590
$32,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$660 / month
$538 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Kia Telluride earns our Best Car To Buy nod with its excellent features, warranty, space, and style. The 2021 Subaru Ascent scales the mountain of family needs for a three-row crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 36.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
157.1 153.5
Front Hip Room (in)
58.9 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
42.4 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
58 57.5
Passenger Capacity
8 8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
31.4 31.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 40
Third Hip Room (in)
43.7 45.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.9 60.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 196.8
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 71.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.6 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
114.2 113.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.3 76
Track Width, Front (in)
67.2 64.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 32
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46 47.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87 86.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 17.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 47.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 47.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 82.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.9
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 13.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 19.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4255 4430
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 5200 277 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.8 L/231 2.4 L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
291 @ 6000 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.51
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 -
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.65
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.49 - 0.83
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Telluride Subaru Ascent
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2021 Kia Telluride
  • 2021 Telluride is in stock
  • Lease: $329 per month for 36 months
  • Rebate: College and military cash
  • Finance: 1.9% APR for 66 months
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2021 Subaru Ascent
  • 2021 Ascent selection on sale in good numbers
  • Lease: From $279 for 36 months
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  • Finance: From 0% APR for 63 months
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