According to Kia spokesperson James Bell, internally the company refers to the brand-new 2020 Telluride as the “Selluride.” That’s because the West Point, Georgia factory can’t produce enough of them, and some dealers are able to charge a premium for the handful of Tellurides they have in stock.
Seating up to eight people in three rows of seats, the 2020 Kia Telluride is a family-sized crossover suv. It competes against a long list of similar vehicles, including the 2020 Subaru Ascent. Now in its second year since it debuted, the Ascent is the response to loyal Subaru fans’ demands for a vehicle that’s bigger than an Outback. It rolls off of an assembly line in Lafayette, Indiana, and this year Subaru holds the line on Ascent pricing while adding a new rear-seat reminder system that is especially helpful for parents of babies. (Or dogs.) Your choice between the two is likely determined by your lifestyle and personal preferences. But which one is better? We’re going to try to answer that question by comparing the Kia Telluride vs. the Subaru Ascent.