When we compare the Kia Telluride's and the Subaru Ascent's specifications and ratings, the Kia Telluride has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Subaru Ascent has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and resale value. The Kia Telluride and Subaru Ascent have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Kia Telluride's and the Subaru Ascent's specifications and ratings, the Subaru Ascent is a better car than the Kia Telluride.
Kia Telluride vs. Subaru Ascent Pricing
A used 2024 Kia Telluride ranges from $42,013 to $58,384 while a used 2023 Subaru Ascent is priced between $36,966 to $48,916. For a new model, the Kia Telluride's price is between $40,076 and $56,985, with the Subaru Ascent priced between $39,281 and $50,914.
Kia Telluride vs. Subaru Ascent Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Telluride loses 47 percent of its value and the Subaru Ascent loses 40.5 percent of its value. This means the Subaru Ascent retains 6.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Telluride.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Telluride’s base engine makes 291 horsepower, and the Subaru Ascent base engine makes 260 horsepower. Both the Telluride and the Ascent are rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 489 and 502 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Kia Telluride has the advantage of offering more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 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 Kia Telluride and the Subaru Ascent have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.