2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent
The Kia Telluride has been a huge success in the short time it has been available at the Kia of Mankato showroom. Crossover SUVs are all but totally dominating the United States’ new vehicle market and the Telluride is among the best of what is available. A comparison of the 2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent shows just how closely matched this industry segment has become. With that in mind, the new three-row Kia crossover SUV offers more standard power, more standard towing capacity and more maximum connectivity and safety technology options. The 2020 Telluride has been specifically praised by independent reviews for offering a spacious and comfortable interior as well as a long list of connectivity and safety technology. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2020 Telluride today by calling, 833-212-9673.
Buyers interested either the 2020 Kia Telluride or the 2019 Subaru Ascent will have some tough decisions to make. Both vehicles offer three rows of seating and have options to accommodate seven or eight passengers. In terms of cargo volume, the two crossover SUVs are nearly identical with the 2019 Ascent offering up to 86.5 cubic-feet and the Telluride is available with up to 87 cubic-feet of cargo volume. One area where the 2020 Telluride is able to rise above the 2019 Subaru Ascent is technology. Both vehicles have infotainment systems available that are compatible with the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. However, the Telluride also makes a color heads-up display and in-cabin intercom system available. Each vehicle has its manufacturer’s active safety systems available, but Kia adds a few extra monitors for avoiding rear crashes.
2020 Kia Telluride
2019 Honda Pilot
|3.8-L, V-6||Engine||3.5-L, V-6|
|5,000 lbs.||Towing||3,500 lbs.|
|87 cu.-ft.||Max. Cargo Volume||83.9 cu.-ft.|
Every trim grade of the 2020 Kia Telluride available at the Kia of Mankato showroom uses the same powertrain. The three-row crossover SUV is equipped with a 3.8-liter, V-6 engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will produce up to 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 Subaru Ascent is powered by a turbocharged 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission with a peak output of 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Owners who need to pull moderate loads will want to take a closer look at the 2020 Telluride — all trims can tow 5,000 pounds. Subaru Ascent owners start out with only 2,000 pounds of towing capacity. But only after choosing several additional upgrades.