Comparison - Kia Sorento PHEV 2022 - vs - Subaru Ascent Premium 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

Also called:

Viziv-7

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2019 Subaru Ascent - 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
Make: 
Average Price: 
$
44,990
Updated: 
19 Aug 2021
$
34,795
Updated: 
25 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2022
2021
Total Seating: 
6
8
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
4
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
19.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Silky Silver
#D7D7D7
Aurora Black Pearl
#141414
Runway Red
#F21A27
Gravity Blue
#273A5B
Snow White Pearl
#FFFFFF
Steel Gray
#ADB0B3
Platinum Graphite
#61656A
Color: 
Abyss Blue Pearl
#2E496D
Crystal White Pearl
#F8F9F9
Crystal Black Silica
#0D0D0B
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#5B5E64
Ice Silver Metallic
#DFDFDF
Crimson Red Pearl
#710E18
Cinnamon Brown Pearl
#392922
Brilliant Bronze Metallic
#857C78

Electric

Full Charge Time: 
3.4 hr. EPA Time To Charge Battery (At 240V)

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Subaru Ascent's #13 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Subaru Ascent has a score of 7.7 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Roomy seating
Spacious cargo area
Generous standard features list
Standard all-wheel drive

Cons
Below-average predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

Subaru's EyeSight suite of advanced driver aids now includes adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist.Steering-responsive LED headlights are now standard.A second- and third-row seat-belt reminder is now standard.

PROS
Substantial list of standard and optional driving aids
High-quality interior materials
Generous ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive
Easy-to-use infotainment system

CONS
Accelerator pedal is too touchy
Invasive engine and tire noise
Not much second-row shoulder room, and third row is tight
Rolling over bumps at higher speeds sends vibrations through the cabin

By: 
edmunds.com

The latest Ascent receives a handful of new standard features for 2021. These include LED headlights that turn with the steering wheel as well as automatic high-beams. The Touring model also adds another leather upholstery option: Slate Black with silver stitching. And as if the Ascent's incessant beeping notifications weren't annoying enough, all models now have a seat-belt chime that's meant to remind second- and third-row passengers to buckle up.

Pros
Flexible seating configurations,
cushy ride quality,
every model comes with driver assists.

Cons
Apathetic passing power,
noisy engine during hard acceleration,
third row smaller than some rivals.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
35.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
2.40L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
261hp
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.90Feet
38.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Rear Parking Sensors
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.40in
196.80in
Width: 
74.80in
76.00in
Height: 
66.70in
71.60in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
8.70in
Front Track: 
64.40in
Rear Track: 
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
110.80in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
41.30
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
42.20in
Rear leg room: 
40.30in
38.60in
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
57.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
61.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.10in
57.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
60.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.50cu.ft
86.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.60cu.ft
17.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.80degrees
17.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.30degrees
21.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4537.00lbs
4477.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
no
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear window wiper
Raised roof rails
Windshield wiper de-icer
Two-speed windshield wipers
Body-color folding side mirrors
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 7.5 In.
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Options

Packages: 
Panoramic Sunroof Package
Popular Package #2A
Popular Package #4
8-Passenger Sport Package
Popular Package #2
Convenience Package
Popular Package #1
7-Passenger Sport Package
8-Passenger Convenience Package
Standard Model
7-Passenger Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Bumper Applique Texture
Tow Hitch
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Side Step Bars
Body Side Molding - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl
Splash Guards
Fog Light Kit
Aero Crossbar Set
Trailer Hitch
Door Edge Guards - Brilliant Bronze Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl
Exterior Interior HL Mirrors
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Scuff Protector
Black Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set
Rear Bumper Cover
Body Side Molding Crystal Black Silica
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
Door Edge Guards - Abyss Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Exterior Interior Auto Mirrors
Interior Options: 
Interior Lighting Kit
EC Mirror W/HomeLink
Cargo Tray, Folding
Cargo Mat, Carpeted W/Seatback Protection
Cargo Net, Hybrid
Cargo Cover
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Rear Seat Entertainment
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cupholder Insert
Cargo Net
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Cover
LED Upgrade - Map And Reading Lights
Rear Seatback Protector - 3rd Row Bench
USB Charging Ports
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Windshield Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Cargo Tray
Side Sill Plate
Cargo Separator
All-Weather Floor Liners
3rd Row Sunshade

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray , leatherette
#A19F9D
Black, leatherette
#262627
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth
#424243
Warm Ivory Cloth
#D0BBA6