When it comes to choosing the ideal midsize SUV for you and your family, there are a lot of factors to consider. The inner systems, design features, amenities, and much more can have an impact on your decision. That's why we at Napleton Ford wanted to put together this head-to-head matchup between two formidable options so that you can see which one comes out on top. Read on to learn all about the 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Kia Telluride!

Round 1: Performance

Let's start under the hood of each of these vehicles to find out what their machinery can really do. On the 2020 Ford Explorer, you will find a 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost® powertrain on the base trim level that can produce a strong 300 horsepower1 and 310 lb.-ft. of torque1 to jet you towards your dinner plans at Ristorante Bottaio. If you even want more power at the wheel, you can spring for the available 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine, which punches out a hearty 400 horsepower1 and 415 lb.-ft. of torque1. On the 2020 Kia Telluride, you will only have a single system choice-the standard 3.8L V6 engine that emits 291 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque-which might deprive you of the thrills you crave. Acceleration will also be smoother on the Explorer, with a standard 10-speed automatic transmission. The Telluride's standard is just an 8-speed option.

Round 2: Interior

Next, we'll climb into the cabin of both the 2020 Explorer and 2020 Telluride to see what kinds of interior amenities they boast. Inside the Explorer, you'll find a standard air filtration system that is accompanied by standard tri-zone electronic temperature control, which lets three different areas of the car choose their ideal temperatures without having to compromise. In the Telluride, you might be disappointed, because this configuration only comes with a costly upgrade. To view all of your vehicle's vital information, the Kia Telluride can show you on its optional 7-inch Supervision Meter Cluster LCD display. However, the Ford Explorer knocks it out of the park again with an available 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Panel Cluster that shows you all of your model's data on a bigger, brighter screen. Both rides also come with a standard six-speaker system, so we will have to keep investigating to find out which model prevails.

Round 3: Exterior

Lastly, we'll do a 360-degree walkaround of each SUV to admire their functional and aesthetic exterior features. The Ford Explorer comes in any of 10 available paint colors, and can be equipped with optional 21-inch wheels for a truly impressive stature. The Kia Telluride falls short on available 20-inch wheels, with only seven color options that might restrict your creative desires. The Telluride might also fall short literally, without the standard roof rails that the Explorer boasts. Finally, you can get available LED headlights, fog lights, and rear lights on the Kia with an extra upgrade. However, on the Ford, all of these come standard so that you will always have maximum visibility on the roadways.

Looking at the 2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Kia Telluride in Libertyville, IL, it is clear which option comes out on top. Come take a test drive in the formidable 2020 Explorer at Napleton Ford. Our team will be happy to assist you!



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1. Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAE J1349® standard. Your results may vary.