Deciding on your next full-size SUV can be fun, but it can also be a challenge if you’re torn between the Kia Telluride vs. Ford Explorer. These SUVs offer sleek appearance, spacious cabins, and formidable performance. But when it’s time to decide on the one for you, which one makes the ultimate cut?

At The Kia Store, we’re here to help you by showcasing the Telluride vs. Explorer, so you can see what they offer and how they differ. This comparison will help you decide which SUV is perfect for your adventures in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville!

Learn more in the full 2020 Kia Telluride Review!

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Kia Telluride vs Ford Explorer: Cabin Space & Cargo Capacity

While the Kia Telluride and Ford Explorer offer a similar size and stature, there are quite a few differences with the space they offer for passengers and cargo. Front passengers get more headroom in the Telluride with 40.9 inches vs. the 40.7 inches of headroom in the Explorer front row. Second-row passengers in the Kia Telluride get 42.4 inches of legroom, and passengers in the middle row of the Explorer only get 39 inches of legroom.

When all the seats are in place, the Telluride offers 21 cubic feet of cargo space. The Explorer only offers 18 cubic feet when all its seats are in place. Of course, each vehicle’s cargo area expands to more than 86 cubic feet when the last two rows are folded flat.
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The Kia Telluride and Ford Explorer each offer an array of impressive technology systems and media features. The Telluride includes the 8-inch touchscreen display in the center of the dashboard. The Explorer includes the SYNC® system, which is only 4.2 inches, but can be upgraded to 8.0 inches.

The Telluride also has features like Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, which can give you access to your phone and its apps and features right from the screen. The included Ford CarPass Connect™ offers similar smartphone connectivity.

Learn more about the Kia Telluride Interior Features!

SUV Driver-Assistance Features

A crucial component in today’s cars is driver-assistance features that can help you mitigate a collision or avoid it entirely. The Kia Telluride actually comes standard with a few helpful systems that are designed to help keep you safe and give you ample warnings, so you can take preventive measures to execute evasive maneuvers.

These features include Forward Collision Warning with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance, and more. The Ford Explorer offers a few driver-assistance technology features—but they’re only available after an upgrade.

Deciding Between the 2020 Kia Telluride vs Ford Explorer

As you’ve read, each of these full-size SUVs offer a lot to their respective driver and passengers. However, you also noticed a few of the glaring differences between these two vehicles. Along with the Telluride having an edge over the Explorer in a few notable categories, you can still learn more about what the Kia Telluride can truly provide for your experiences on the road.

When you’re ready to take the next step, schedule your test drive with us at The Kia Store! We’re happy to help drivers in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville.

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