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When you compare the warranty though its a no brainer.... Kia takes the cake by a long shot. Plus the Telluride isn't going to be as complex, mechanically due to its simple NA engine versus a convoluted turbo flat 4 engine that has had a shaky history....

At 90K miles on each, which would you rather own? The out of warranty Subaru with the looming headgasket repair over your head, or an NA V6 still under powertrain coverage?
Very good point about warranty - as well as the longevity of natural aspiration...
 

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When you compare the warranty though its a no brainer.... Kia takes the cake by a long shot. Plus the Telluride isn't going to be as complex, mechanically due to its simple NA engine versus a convoluted turbo flat 4 engine that has had a shaky history....

At 90K miles on each, which would you rather own? The out of warranty Subaru with the looming headgasket repair over your head, or an NA V6 still under powertrain coverage?
The Ascent has an all new motor, first time being used and now it’s going in the 2020 legacy as a option on the top trim models..
but yeah that turbo will be the first to fail if nothing else ever does.
 
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So I wonder why Consumer Reports gives the Telluride a lower expected reliability score than the Ascent.
 

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Don't forget consumer reports, JD Power etc. have their own measurements for quality and reliability, that is probably very different from our personal idea of what "reliability" is.

When I think reliability I think of how long the engine and major components are going to last, not how many window switches and door lock actuators out of 100 cars went bad within 3 years.
 

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Don't forget consumer reports, JD Power etc. have their own measurements for quality and reliability, that is probably very different from our personal idea of what "reliability" is.

When I think reliability I think of how long the engine and major components are going to last, not how many window switches and door lock actuators out of 100 cars went bad within 3 years.

Here’s the new one from JD
Most reliable vehicles
 

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That’s what I was told by an engineer!

What do we know about Telluride engine, or what should we expect?
And is hHyundai pretty much same thing?
I do believe the KIA Telluride and Hyundai Palisade will share the same drivetrain. But Hyundai can't give it's customers TOO much luxury - otherwise it would be stepping on Genesis' toes... So I predict the Telluride will be the more luxurious vehicle of the two...
So I wonder why Consumer Reports gives the Telluride a lower expected reliability score than the Ascent.
Yeah, I wouldn't pay too much to that at this point...
 
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