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Kia Telluride vs Ford Explorer

2020 Kia Telluride

The roads of Coatesville, Downingtown, and Gap are awaiting a driver, just like you, to hop into a new set of wheels. To help you find that next ride, Jim Sipala’s Kia of Coatesville took the time to compare the 2020 Kia Telluride vs. Ford Explorer.

Get ready for adventures to Lancaster, trips to Reading, PA, and jaunts to Newark, DE, from behind the wheel of an on-road companion that’s designed around your needs. Continue reading this comparison to find out which one reigns supreme and prepare yourself for a new kind of driving experience.


Telluride vs Explorer Technology Features

2020 Kia Telluride Technology FeaturesTechnology is important. It can help us solve problems before they even arise. It can answer questions and solve debates before they begin. Modern technology can save lives and help us get where we want to go. Inside the Kia Telluride, you’ll have access to a standard 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability.

This standard smartphone functionality allows you to connect a smartphone using the USB port. Once you’ve plugged in your phone, your phone will essentially be transposed onto the touchscreen—with all of your favorite features and apps right in front of you. The Explorer offers similar capabilities on its standard 8-inch touchscreen.

The Telluride has an available voice-command navigation system with a 10.25-inch touchscreen and real-time highway traffic—perfect for finding your destination. The Explorer also offers a larger touchscreen, but at 10.1 inches, it falls a bit shy of the Telluride’s touchscreen.


Kia Telluride vs Ford Explorer Interior Space

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With three rows to work with, the Telluride and Explorer know how to deliver when it comes to interior space. As you’re considering your next ride, you want to be sure that everyone who wants to come along for the journey can. In our Kia Telluride vs. Ford Explorer debate, we’ll take a closer look at how they use their space to fit everyone inside.

In the Kia Telluride, front-row passengers will enjoy up to 40.9 inches of headroom, besting the Explorer, which checks in with 40.7 inches of front headroom. With a total passenger volume of 178.1 cubic feet, the Telluride feels cavernous when you’re sitting inside. Meanwhile, the Explorer offers a total volume of just over 152 cubic feet, which can leave it feeling a bit cramped at times.


Staying Comfortable as You Travel the World

2020 Kia Telluride Interior AmenitiesOkay—so, you may only be traveling the country or perhaps just the Delaware Valley, but it’s nice to be comfortable while doing so. Heated and ventilated front seats are available on both the Kia Telluride and Ford Explorer. While both cold mornings and warm summer afternoons couldn’t be more different in terms of temperature, one thing is clear—the Telluride and Explorer will keep you comfortable at all times.

The Telluride offers the ability to have ventilated and heated seats in the second row, so those riding along in the back can enjoy the same comfort you have up front. While the Ford Explorer does offer heated second-row seats, it doesn’t offer ventilated seats in the second row. Due to this, those hot summer afternoons may remain uncomfortable for passengers riding in the Explorer.


Kia Telluride vs Ford Explorer: Choose Wisely

Every now and again, it’s nice to be the wise guy or gal. If you’re making a decision based on features and capabilities, the Kia Telluride vs. Ford Explorer debate comes into focus for Coatesville, Downingtown, and Gap drivers.

The 2020 Kia Telluride is the superior choice for your Lancaster, Reading, PA, and Newark, DE, adventures. Start the Kia-buying process at Kia of Coatesville and take the wheel of a Telluride. Schedule a test drive today!

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