Comparison - Subaru Ascent Premium 2020 - vs - Kia Sportage SX 2020

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Viziv-7

Also called:

Kia KX5

Make: 
Average Price: 
$
35,855
Updated: 
25 Aug 2019
$
34,990
Updated: 
08 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.30gals
16.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Tungsten Metallic
#ABA49C
Color: 
Pacific Blue
#4F5866
Steel Gray
#ADB0B3
Hyper Red
#9E212B
Burnished Copper
#965F3C
Black Cherry
#020202
Snow White Pearl
#FEFFFF
Sparkling Silver
#A5A6A8

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan.

Pros
Well-conceived interior
Standard AWD
Lots of safety tech
Decent power
Great value

Cons
Short on powertrain refinement
Seats a little narrow
Fuel economy just so-so
Hardly stylish

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Subaru Ascent comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.Adds a standard rear-seat reminder alert system.Adds power-folding side mirrors.

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

Since the Ascent was all new for 2019, Subaru makes the mildest of changes to its largest model for 2020. A newly standard alert system—called Rear Seat Reminder—helps to prevent people from leaving items in the back seats by beeping a warning and displaying a message on the instrument panel. Starting with the Premium trim level, each Ascent now features one-touch controls to turn the interior lighting on or off. The 2020 Ascent now offers a vehicle lock button with its optional power-operated rear gate, and the top-tier Touring version receives power-folding exterior mirrors with built-in turn signals.
Measuring 204.7 inches long and sitting on a 117.7-inch wheelbase, the Viziv-7 is some 15 inches longer than Subaru’s Outback, and its wheelbase is more than nine inches greater. The Viziv-7 also is larger than most mainstream three-row, mid-size crossover SUVs. While the Buick Enclave, the Chevrolet Traverse, the Dodge Durango, and the Ford Flex ride on longer wheelbases, the Subaru’s overall length is greater than all four. Additionally, the Viziv-7’s 79.9-inch width and 72.0-inch height (73.2 inches including the roof rails) are tops among today’s segment offerings. Needless to say, if the Viziv-7’s dimensions carry over to the production vehicle, Subaru’s new SUV promises to dwarf the other models in the lineup as it attempts to move far beyond the cramped Tribeca

We believe the production vehicle will go by the name Ascent, given that Subaru recently registered that moniker with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Spy photographers recently caught Subaru testing its new three-row crossover, and along for comparison was both a Mazda CX-9 and a Ford Explorer; like them, we expect the Ascent to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, although the 3.6-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that’s optional in the Outback is also a possibility. We’ll know more in the coming months, as Subaru says its production three-row crossover will enter our market in early 2018.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Subaru Ascent ranked #5 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Subaru Ascent has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo area
Lengthy list of standard safety and tech features
Cabin is airy, quiet, and comfortable
Balanced ride and handling

Cons
Some rivals have roomier third-row seats

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Kia Sportage ranked #5 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Kia Sportage has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable ride
Composed handling
Intuitive infotainment system
Roomy cabin with handsome materials

Cons
Below-average fuel economy estimates
Less cargo room than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Kia Sportage is refreshed, stylish, and competitive as ever, though its fuel economy is poor.

Pros
Distinctive looks
Good ride, taut handling
Optional turbo power
High-quality interior
Strong infotainment

Cons
Too thirsty
Polarizing styling
Difficult outward vision
Did we mention it's a guzzler?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Kia Sportage comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.Updated front and rear styling.New safety features, including adaptive cruise control.Standard 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Pros
Smooth ride quality
Spacious front and rear seating
Attractive dashboard layout with appealing features
Quiet interior at highway speeds

Cons
Fuel economy isn't as good as mpg of some top rivals
Relatively modest cargo capacity

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2020, Kia tweaks the Sportage's already bold styling and adds more standard and optional features. While the exterior revisions aren't transformative, they give the Sportage a fresher and more assertive look than the previous year. Along with a new S trim level and different wheel designs, the interior receives some new content. Upgraded leatherette seats and wireless charging are now optional. Likewise, every cabin features an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability as well as an updated steering wheel and air-vent surrounds. The Sportage also adds more driver assists that include automatic high-beam headlights, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology, driver-attention warning, pedestrian detection, and lane-keeping assist.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
2.00L
Torque: 
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
260ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 5 600rpm
237hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Electric Power Steering
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Driver Assisted Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.80in
176.40in
Width: 
76.00in
73.00in
Height: 
71.60in
65.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
6.80in
Front Track: 
64.40in
63.30in
Rear Track: 
64.20in
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
113.80in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
37.60
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
37.90
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.60in
38.20in
Front Hip Room: 
57.70in
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
57.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.50in
51.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.30in
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
86.50cu.ft
60.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.80cu.ft
30.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.60degrees
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.80degrees
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
4477.00lbs
3765.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
1 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback

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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 Total Speakers
8 Total Speakers
320 Watts Stereo Output
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

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
Extended sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
19 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

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: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
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
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Adaptive Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Popular Package #2A
Popular Package #4
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
Convenience Package
SX Turbo Beige Interior Color Package
Exterior Options: 
Tungsten Metallic Door Edge Guards
Abyss Blue Pearl Body Side Molding
Crystal White Pearl Body Side Molding
Crimson Red Pearl Door Edge Guards
Crystal Black Silica Body Side Molding
Fog Light Kit
Splash Guards
Cinnamon Brown Pearl Body Side Molding
Trailer Hitch
Aero Crossbar Set
Ice Silver Metallic Door Edge Guards
Tungsten Metallic Body Side Molding
Abyss Blue Pearl Door Edge Guards
Magnetite Gray Metallic Body Side Molding
Cinnamon Brown Pearl Door Edge Guards
Crimson Red Pearl Body Side Molding
Crystal Black Silica Door Edge Guards
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Scuff Protector
Crystal White Pearl Door Edge Guards
Magnetite Gray Metallic Body Side Molding
Ice Silver Metallic Body Side Molding
Rear Bumper Cover
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
Magnetite Gray Metallic Door Edge Guards
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Premium Paint
Tow Hitch
Interior Options: 
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
USB Charging Ports
Rear Seatback Protector
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Tray
Side Sill Plate
Cargo Separator
LED Upgrade - Map And Reading Lights
All-Weather Floor Liners
3rd Row Sunshade
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
SX Beige Leather Interior
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Cargo Cover
Carpet Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth
#424243
Warm Ivory Cloth
#D0BBA6
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Beige, leather
#BB9272
Gray, leather
#9B9B9B