2025 Ford Explorer vs. 2024 Kia Telluride Review

Picture of the 2025 Ford Explorer

2025 Ford

MSRP*: $39,625 to $57,205
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Picture of the 2024 Kia Telluride

2024 Kia

MSRP*: $36,190 to $53,385
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MPG - City Info not available 18 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 87.0 ft3
  • 300-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 400-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 291-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 300 - 400 hp 291 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 5,000 - 5,500 lbs
Exterior Length 198.8 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 42.9 - 43.0 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.0 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 42.4 in
Head Room Front 38.9 - 40.7 in
Rear 38.2 - 40.5 in
Front 39.5 - 40.9 in
Rear 38.8 - 40.2 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Telluride than in the Ford Explorer, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Explorer will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Telluride.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Ford Explorer or the Kia Telluride, it's going to cost you about the same.

The Ford Explorer is about the same width as the Kia Telluride. When looking at overall length, the Ford Explorer takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Telluride.

If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Explorer will do just as well as the Kia Telluride, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Kia Telluride.

With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Explorer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Telluride.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Explorer and the Kia Telluride.