2021 Kia Telluride vs 2021 Ford Explorer Mid-Size SUV Comparison

2021 Kia Telluride vs 2021 Ford Explorer Mid-Size SUV Comparison

2021 Kia Telluride
2021 Ford Explorer
2021 Telluride Base Model Comparison 2021 Explorer
$31,990 Base Price MSRP* $32,225
3.8L V6 Standard Engine 2.3L EcoBoost Engine
291 Horsepower 300
5,000 Towing (lbs.) 5,300
20/26/23 EPA MPG Estimates (City/Highway/Combined) 27/29/28
Electronically Controlled 8-Speed Automatic Transmission 10-speed automatic transmission
Standard Apple CarPlay® Integration Standard
8-Inch Touchscreen Display N/A
Features On The Kia Telluride
Available Features
Features On The Ford Explorer
  • UVO link
  • 8.0-inch Touch-Screen Display
  • Android Auto™
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • 6 Speakers
  • Rear View Monitor w/ Dynamic Parking Guidance
  • Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop and Go (SCC)
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Hands-Free Connectivity
  • USB Input Jack
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
  • Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start
  • Remote Start
  • Air Conditioning
  • Configurable Daytime Running Lights
  • Cargo Hooks
  • Dome/Map Lights in All Three Rows
  • Easy Fuel® Capless Fuel Filler
  • Integrated Key Fob
  • FordPass Connect™
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • AM/FM, MP3-Compatible with Six Speakers
  • Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Second-row 35/30/35 split-fold-flat Bench Seat
  • Auto High Beams
  • LED Taillamps
  • Black Exterior Door Handles

See How the 2021 Telluride Compares to the 2021 Explorer

If you are ready to upgrade your drive to a new mid-size SUV, you're probably considering the 2021 Kia Telluride or the 2021 Ford Explorer. While both vehicles are popular choices in the segment, you're likely only planning to buy one of them, so which one should you choose? Both vehicles come with advanced safety, comforts, conveniences, and rugged performance capabilities. The Kingdom Kia team stands by the 2021 Telluride, but we've assembled this model review and comparison if you think we're partial. After you read our comparison, you'll see how the Kia Telluride outperforms its chief rival from Ford: the 2021 Explorer.

The sales associates at our local Kia dealer are experts in the full lineup of new Kia models. Our team is here to tell you all about the standard features, available options, and warranty benefits on the new Telluride. We will tour you through the full model lineup to help you find the vehicle that checks all the boxes. When it's time to make your purchase, you can trade-in your used car for sale and save on your next new car.

When it comes to your automotive safety, the 2021 Telluride boasts the Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology. Notable highlights include lane-keeping and departure technology, LED daytime running lights, automatic emergency braking technology, and LED taillights. The new Ford Explorer drivers have AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, a Belt-Minder®, and a front passenger knee airbag. Which vehicle do you want for your family?

Exterior Style

To ensure you have a stylish drive through Jefferson City, Missouri, the 2021 Kia Telluride arrives with several design highlights. The 2021 Telluride gives you a black finish 20-inch alloy wheels, a black finish radiator grille, gloss black exterior trim, and Nightfall Edition Kia logos.

We invite you to test drive and tour the 2021 Telluride in person at our local car dealership. Our convenient location is a short drive away in Rolla, Missouri.

Financing Your New Kia

Now that you know the many ways the Kia Telluride outperforms the competition, you'll want to decide if it makes more sense to lease or finance. Our finance department is on-site to help you decide how much to put down on a new car and tell you how buying compares to leasing. We make it easy to get pre-approved for Kia financing with our free credit application.

Tour the Telluride Mid-Size SUV Near Jefferson City, MO

The 2021 Kia Telluride delivers rugged performance, advanced features, and a comfortable interior. Kingdom Kia invites you to explore this tour our comprehensive inventory of new cars for sale at our new and used car lot. While you're clicking through our website, you can browse our inventory online then stop by our dealership for a hands-on tour.

We hope to be the local car dealership that you and your family depend on for competitive lease specials, reliable auto repair, OEM auto parts for sale, and friendly team members. We hope to see you soon.

*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

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