2021 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Ford Explorer

Black 2021 Kia Telluride and blue 2020 Ford Explorer

The 2021 Kia Telluride is here and is set to follow in the success of last year’s model. In its first year on the market the Telluride grabbed hold of more than 60 industry awards and accolades, leading its segment across the board. The 2021 Telluride is already following suit, gaining attention from shoppers here at Friendly Kia and global attention for its new Nightfall Edition model.

The 2021 Kia Telluride carries over many of the same features from its 2020 sibling but brings in new details and features, making it an exciting new addition to the Friendly Kia lot. In this 2021 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Ford Explorer comparison, we are putting the Telluride to the test and seeing how it compares against one of its top competitors. See how the Telluride performs below or click the following link to view our current lineup of in-stock 2021 Telluride models at Friendly Kia in Tampa Bay, FL.

2021 Kia Telluride


2020 Ford Explorer

3.8-liter V6 engine Base Engine 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine
8-speed automatic transmission Transmission 10-speed automatic transmission
8.0-inch touchscreen Infotainment Center 8.0-inch touchscreen
21 cubic feet – 87 cubic feet Cargo Space 18.2 cubic feet – 87.8 cubic feet
42.4 inches Second-Row Legroom 39 inches
$31,990 Starting MSRP $32,765
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

2021 Kia Telluride Continues Outstanding Reputation

The 2021 Kia Telluride is bringing a range of features that will appeal to families throughout New Port Richey and Tampa Bay. The eight-passenger SUV proves that family vehicles don’t have to look like family vehicles. The 2021 Telluride offers a sharp style and sweeping curves that look downright good on the road. The 2021 Telluride offers plenty of space for passengers, regardless of what seat they’re in. The Telluride offers more second-row legroom than the 2020 Ford Explorer, providing over three additional inches of space.

Cargo space is no problem in the 2021 Telluride. This Kia SUV offers 21 cubic feet of standard cargo space and up to 87 cubic feet of space when both rear rows of seats are down. If drivers want room for up to five passengers plus cargo, the third-row bench can be folded down to expand the cargo area to 46 cubic feet. The 2020 Explorer offers less standard cargo space than the Telluride, offering just 18.2 cubic feet of standard space.

The 2021 Kia Telluride offers drivers an expressive palette of nine different paint color options that are a perfect blend of style and sophistication. This 2021 Kia SUV can be wrapped in Dark Moss, Snow White Pearl, Everlasting Silver, Gravity Gray, Ebony Black, Black Copper, Sangria, Glacial White Pearl, or Wolf Gray paint colors. Wolf Gray is limited to the 2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition, which brings in Gloss Black exterior trim, black finish wheels, a black finish radiator grille, Nightfall Edition Kia logos, and more blacked-out features. The competing 2020 Ford Explorer offers eight color options across its lineup – Rapid Red, Agate Black, Blue Metallic, Iconic Silver, Magnetic, Rich Copper, Silver Spruce, and Star White.

To get started on your search for a new 2021 Kia Telluride in Tampa Bay, contact a member of Friendly Kia today.