2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Ford Explorer

2020 Kia Telluride exterior front fascia and passenger side on rocky road vs 2019 Ford Explorer exterior back fascia and driver side on off-road trail with pine trees ahead

Are you looking for your next SUV? If so, you might want to check out the 2020 Kia Telluride. This vehicle is a great option for all those who are searching for a midsize SUV to carry you through your day. But how does it hold up against competing models such as the 2019 Ford Explorer? Let's find out.

If you are looking for a powerful SUV then both models are solid choices, though the Kia Telluride does receive a bit more horsepower and torque than the Explorer. Likewise, you might want to go with the Telluride if you frequently find yourself needing just one or two more seats for extra passengers. It can seat up to 8 people and has a spacious 21.0 cubic feet of cargo space. The Ford Explorer has the same amount of cargo space, but it only seats 7 people, not 8. So, any adventurers, party-goers, and large families might be more interested in the Telluride than the Explorer.

2020 Kia Telluride LX


2019 Ford Explorer Base

291 hp & 262 lb.-ft. Horsepower & Torque 290 hp & 255 lb.-ft.
8 people Seating Capacity 7 people
21.0 cu. ft. Caro Space 21.0 cu. ft.
Standard Parking Assist Optional
Standard Satellite Radio Available on other trims
Standard Keyless Ignition Available on other trims

Advantages of the 2020 Kia Telluride

Space and power aren’t the only things available to you in the 2020 Kia Telluride. You’ll also have some great standard features. Do you have trouble parking large vehicles? Get help with the standard Park Assist! Don’t have time for keys? The keyless ignition is super convenient. Travel frequently? The satellite radio is a great feature to have when you’re far away from home. All these features are standard on the Telluride. Out of these feautres, only the Park Assist is available on the base trim of the Ford Explorer.

Come on over to Bridgewater Kia if you are ready to test drive the 2020 Kia Telluride. Or, you can check out other research pages like this one to continue researching your future vehicle. Don’t have time? Contact our team to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you!