2020 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Ford Explorer

The all-new Telluride SUV from Kia is set to shake things up, and it’s going up against some of the old guard to give Kia real clout in the SUV space. You’ll find that the Telluride has all it needs to take on all competitors as we compare it to the best that Ford has to offer in the same class with our 2020 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Ford Explorer comparison. Both of these models are similar in size, and both offer available all-wheel drive, but you will find that the Kia Telluride comes out ahead once we take a closer look.

If you don’t need that closer look and you are already sold on the Kia Telluride, then you should check out an inventory near you. If you live in the Puyallup area, then Kia of Puyallup can help. Click the link below to see the new Telluride models we have in stock.

2020 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Kia Telluride


2020 Ford Explorer

$31,690 Base MSRP $36,675
8 Max Seating 7
21.0 Cubic-Feet Standard Cargo Room 18.2 Cubic-Feet
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available

Which is more capable: Telluride or Explorer?

Price is going to be a big deal when buying an SUV, and the Telluride shaves thousands off the starting price. What's more, that price gap only gets wider the higher you go up in trim levels for each of these models. What’s more, the Explorer gives you a paltry 5 years or 60,000 miles of powertrain coverage, but the Telluride nearly doubles it with 10 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage. Which would you feel more confident investing your money in?

When it comes to size, though both are within inches of each other in terms of length and they are nearly identical in width, the Telluride is just more accommodating. In the passenger department, the Telluride seats 8 standard. Not only is that one more than the Explorer, but as you go up in trim level in the Explorer its max passenger occupancy shrinks to just 6.

On top of that, the Telluride gives you a lot more room for cargo. In fact, if you were to fold down both rows of rear seats, the Telluride would give you a total of 87.0 cubic-feet of cargo room.

Lastly, when it comes to features, the Telluride comes out of the gate swinging. Not only does it give you adaptive cruise control standard, but you also get an 8-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 6 USB ports, and leatherette seating all standard.