When we compare the 2022 Kia Telluride's and the 2022 Subaru Ascent's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Kia Telluride has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, interior volume and base engine power. The 2022 Subaru Ascent has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and resale value. The 2022 Kia Telluride and 2022 Subaru Ascent have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2022 Kia Telluride's and the 2022 Subaru Ascent's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Kia Telluride is a better car than the 2022 Subaru Ascent.
2022 Kia Telluride vs. 2022 Subaru Ascent Pricing
A used 2022 Kia Telluride ranges from $35,980 to $51,802 while a used 2022 Subaru Ascent is priced between $33,950 to $43,499. For a new model, the 2022 Kia Telluride's price is between $31,350 and $52,316, with the 2022 Subaru Ascent priced between $34,545 and $48,207.
2022 Kia Telluride vs. 2022 Subaru Ascent Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2022 Kia Telluride loses 47 percent of its value and the 2022 Subaru Ascent loses 40.5 percent of its value. This means the 2022 Subaru Ascent retains 6.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2022 Kia Telluride.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2022 Kia Telluride’s base engine makes 291 horsepower, and the 2022 Subaru Ascent base engine makes 260 horsepower. Both the Telluride and the Ascent are rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 489 and 521 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the 2022 Kia Telluride has the advantage of offering more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2022 Subaru Ascent has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2022 Kia Telluride and the 2022 Subaru Ascent have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.