The 2020 Kia Telluride vs. the 2019 Ford Explorer in Kenner, LA

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The all-new 2020 Kia Telluride offers a large cabin and innovative features. There's also three rows of space for large families. To see how the new Telluride fares against the 2019 Ford Explorer, read on.

Anyone shopping for a new SUV is also shopping for versatility. The new Telluride has space that is equivalent to a minivan but with a more rugged exterior design. This new SUV also features a powerful V6 engine that tows thousands of pounds with ease. With such a robust set of features and an ability to take on slick terrain, the Telluride is understandably a popular new option in the mid-size crossover SUV segment.

Kia wanted to enter the segment with a bang, and the all-new 2020 Telluride has done precisely that. With relentless performance and striking characteristics, the new Telluride is as close to a luxury-class SUV as a mass-market model can get at this price. Can drivers of the 2019 Ford Explorer expect the same?

Why the 2020 Kia Telluride Stands out More Than Other SUVs

With the new Kia Telluride's significantly smaller engine yet high power-to-weight ratio, it is an unstoppable force when compared to the 2019 Ford Explorer.

Both SUVs have their strengths, but only one can win. At one time, the Ford Explorer defined the SUV segment, which makes it a worthy opponent. However, with 8-passenger seating and more cargo volume, that spot may now be taken by the Kia. To see how these two SUVs compare, check out the data we've compiled:

2020 Kia Telluride
2019 Ford Explorer
$31,690 Starting (Estimated) MSRP $32,365
8 Passengers Standard Seating 7 Passengers
3.8L V6 (291 Horsepower) Engine (Horsepower) 3.5L V6 (290 Horsepower)
42.4 Inches Second-Row Legroom 39.5 Inches
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Compatibility ) Available
5,000 Lbs. Base Towing Capability 3,000 Lbs.
10 Years/100,000 Miles Standard Engine/Powertrain Warranty 5 Years/60,000 Miles
Features On The Telluride
Optional Features
Features On The Ford Explorer
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Smart Key With Push-Button Start And Immobilizer
  • Sound-Absorbing Windshield Glass
  • Projector Beam Headlights
  • Shark Fin Antenna
  • Park Distance Warning - Reverse (PDW-R)
  • 6 USB Ports (5 Charging, 1 Media)
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Ford Safe And Smart™ Package
  • FordPass™ Connect With Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • SYNC® 3
  • Intelligent Access Key
  • Available Front 180-Degree Camera
  • SecuriCode™ Keyless Entry Keypad
  • Available Third-Row PowerFold® Seats
  • Terrain Management System™

Finance the Telluride Through Premier Kia of Kenner

As we expected, the 2020 Kia Telluride dominates the Ford Explorer in almost every aspect mentioned.

Whether you need more passenger space, towing capabilities or merely a better infotainment experience, the Telluride impresses. This new Kia SUV even offers drivers near New Orleans, Louisiana, more confidence in the form of a superb bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranty. Unfortunately, the Ford Explorer falls short in multiple categories.

Are you looking to enjoy more features but pay less? Then choose the 2020 Kia Telluride!

The Ford Explorer carries its heritage, but the 2020 Telluride offers new features and a fluid design. After you consider our data, we hope that you will think about visiting our new car dealership in Kenner, Louisiana. There's nothing like experiencing the luxury-like Telluride for the first time, and we want to be there when it happens.

If we've sold you on the new Telluride SUV, then be sure to browse our website for a selection of new car specials and more before heading over to our dealership near Metairie, LA. You can even apply for car credit options before visiting, so that you can get behind the wheel of a new Telluride faster!

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*Starting MSRP is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.