2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Ford Explorer

2020 Kia Telluride set against red 2019 Ford Explorer

SUVs and crossovers have been on American roads for quite some time. One of the first modern SUVs was the Ford Explorer. Many of us remember the first generation of the Ford Explorer and its appearance in the first Jurassic Park film. Pretty stylish and high-performing, right. Well that was more than 25 years ago and today, there is a new SUV in town (or the Jurassic Park jungle): the 2020 Kia Telluride. As the newest model to hit the market, the 2020 Kia Telluride faces some stiff competition from tried and true models like the Explorer. Check out this special comparison that shows what makes the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride the better buy! 

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2020 Kia Telluride VS 2019 Ford Explorer V6
3.8L Lambda DOHC V6  Engine

3.5L Ti-VCT V6

3.5L Twin Turbo EcoBoost V6

5,000 pounds  Towing Capacity 5,000 pounds
7 to 8  Seating Accommodations 7
21 / 46 / 87 cubic feet  Cargo Space 21 / 43.9 / 81.7 cubic feet

Why Should I Buy the 2020 Kia Telluride Over the 2019 Ford Explorer?

When parked side by side, we are really digging the looks of the 2020 Kia Telluride compared to the 2019 Ford Explorer. The Telluride sports classic SUV design elements that make the vehicle look rugged and capable of trekking the wilderness. The Explorer, on the other hand, has really let itself go and looks like a bloated mom-mobile that thinks that it is the hottest model in town. More like not! 

We also love that the 2020 Kia Telluride offers seating accommodations for up to eight passengers – and we thoroughly believe in the more, the merrier when it comes to going on adventures. 

When it comes to engine performance, the Ford Explorer model’s V6 engines (a 4-cylinder engine is also available) crank out more power while reaching a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. The 2020 Kia Telluride, on the other hand, can also pull up to 5,000 pounds with less power and more efficiency. 

To learn more about the 2020 Kia Telluride, please visit us here at Performance Kia today! 


2020 Kia Telluride loaded with cargo on the roof racks
2020 Kia Telluride driving in the dirt
Front grille and badging of the 2020 Kia Telluride
Side profile of green-colored 2020 Kia Telluride