2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Ford Explorer 

kia telluride compared to ford explorer

The biggest and newest addition to the Kia lineup is the revered Kia Telluride. This full-size SUV is the largest model ever produced by the automaker and it is here to stay. The Telluride is spacious, stylish, and powerful, but how does it compare to similar models? 

That is what we are here to find out. Here, we are putting the 2020 Kia Telluride up against the 2019 Ford Explorer, another renowned SUV. Our chart below contains specs of the base models of each vehicle. 

2020 Kia Telluride 


2019 Ford Explorer 

291 horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6  Base engine 280 horsepower, 2.3-liter I-4 
8 Seating capacity 7
Standard  Adaptive radar cruise control  Not available
87 cubic feet  Maximum interior cargo capacity  80.7 cubic feet 

Get the 2020 Kia Telluride in Garden Grove, CA

The Telluride is bigger, more powerful, and less expensive than the Explorer. The Telluride starts at an MSRP of $31,690 whereas the Explorer’s starting price tag comes in at $32,365. Oh, and the Telluride’s base towing capacity is 5,000 lbs. compared to 2,000 lbs. for the Explorer. All in all, the Telluride checks every box the Explorer doesn’t. It epitomizes everything we love about full-size SUVs. 

Come on down to Garden Grove Kia to learn more about the all-new Telluride and what it can do for you! Our salespeople will go over everything else you need to know like other available features, color options, and financing details. We hope to see you here soon so we can get you set up with a test drive!