Compare 2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Kia Telluride

2020 Ford Explorer 2020 Kia Telluride Versus

2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Kia Telluride
2.3L 4cyl Turbo Engine 3.8L 6cyl
21 city / 28 hwy* Fuel Economy 20 city / 26 hwy*
300 HP Horsepower 291 HP

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When compared to the 2020 Kia Telluride, the 2020 Ford Explorer features more options for mechanics and power, a lavish interior with ample space, and overall impressive value. Since its debut in 1991, the Ford Explorer has been one of the most recognized and respected names in the auto market. In 2020, the Ford Explorer returns, and it's arguably at its best yet. The latest Ford Explorer gets some notable improvements to take it effortlessly into the modern age. Now, the Explorer is offered with a hybrid electric powertrain. In comparison, drivers will only get one engine available with the Kia Telluride, which is a regular gasoline option. In comparison with the Ford Explorer, the Kia Telluride has a less spacious interior overall with less cargo capacity, and its value falls short of what the Explorer provides.

Performance and Handling

The 2020 Ford Explorer stands out from its peers in 2020 for its power and handling. This year, the Ford Explorer gets a more powerful base gasoline engine for improved power and even greater towing capabilities. For the first time, it's also offered with a hybrid electric powertrain configuration as well. The Ford's base engine, which is a potent V6, produces 300 HP. The engine packs a punch with a turbo charge as well. The Explorer's hybrid system features a combined gasoline engine and electric motor that generates 318 HP. A 10-speed transmission is standard on the Ford, but the Telluride only gets an eight-speed transmission. The Telluride is only produced with the option of a gasoline engine. Its power output is less than what the Ford offers with a peak capacity of 291 HP.

Interior Design

The 2020 Ford Explorer has two seating options, which are a seating layout for eight people and the option of captain's chairs for seven. The second and third row of seats also have a split-folding design. The Ford Explorer has a spacious interior with some of the top headroom and legroom in its class. The Explorer also gets a trunk area with above-average volume. The Kia Telluride, in contrast, has a much smaller cargo area. Its passenger space falls behind what the Explorer offers, and it has less in-cabin cargo storage space.


Overall, the Ford Explorer provides exceptional value. The Ford Explorer comes well-equipped at all trim levels, and it includes features at the entry level such as a Wi-Fi hotspot and a full set of advanced driver-assist safety aids. The Kia Telluride, in comparison, does not come standard with onboard Wi-Fi, and you have to upgrade to higher trim levels to get advanced safety features such as blind-spot monitoring that are standard on the Explorer.

Virtual Test Drive

Before deciding to try out the 2020 Ford Explorer in person, you can conveniently test it out through our online virtual test drive. You can access this unique feature online with a desktop or on a mobile device. With the swipe of a finger on your phone or click of a mouse, you can preview the Explorer's interior, view its cabin, and take it out on the road right from your fingertips. Moving your phone up-down, or left-to-right will allow you to take this online test drive into your own hands with the video following which direction you move on your phone. This online virtual test drive also gives you the opportunity to have a personal test drive from a salesperson who will go over all the exciting features a 2020 Ford Explorer has to offer. This online test drive will cover performance capabilities, safety features, and all the tech that comes in the Explorer. Motion graphics are used to depict different safety features like adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring. You can see these motion graphics while looking around in the online test drive. Try this online virtual test drive for yourself by clicking on the red "Take a Virtual Test Drive" button and embark on a ride you won't forget. With this online test drive, you'll be able to find out if you want to buy or lease the 2020 Ford Explorer.

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MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.