2024 Ford Explorer vs. 2024 Kia Telluride Review

Picture of the 2024 Ford Explorer

2024 Ford

MSRP*: $36,860 to $56,770
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Picture of the 2024 Kia Telluride

2024 Kia

MSRP*: $36,190 to $53,385
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MPG - City 18 - 21 MPG 18 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 28 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 87.8 ft3 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 - 5,600 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 43.0 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 42.4 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 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.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the Kia Telluride, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Telluride.

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.

With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Kia Telluride. 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Explorer as you will in the Kia Telluride.