2021 Ford Explorer vs 2022 Kia Telluride

If you are looking for a midsize SUV that is powerful, efficient, and luxurious, the 2021 Ford Explorer and the 2022 Kia Telluride are two options that you will be left with. We, at Brandon Ford, have put together the features of the 2021 Ford Explorer and 2022 Kia Telluride.


2021 Ford Explorer    vs    2022 Kia Telluride
$32,925    Starting MSRP    $32,790
2.3L turbo inline-4 engine    Engine    3.8L V6 engine
XLT, Limited, Timberline, ST, King Ranch and Platinum    Available Trim Levels    LX, S, EX and SX

Which One Should I choose: 2021 Ford Explorer or 2022 Kia Telluride?

The starting MSRP of the 2021 Ford Explorer is $32,925. The starting MSRP for the 2022 Kia Telluride is $32,790. The two mid-size SUVs gives good power wherever the vehicle goes! The 2022 Kia Telluride has a standard 3.8L V6 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. The standard towing capacity for the 2022 Kia Telluride is 5,000 lb. The 2021 Ford Explorer has 2.3L turbo inline-4 engine that produces 300 hp and 310 lb-ft. of torque. The fuel economy of the 2021 Ford Explorer is 27 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.


The 2021 Ford Explorer cabin can hold seven people while the 2022 Kia Telluride can hold eight people. The trim levels that the 2021 Ford Explorer offers are XLT, Limited, Timberline, ST, King Ranch and Platinum. The 2022 Kia Telluride trim levels include LX, S, EX and SX. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available across the trim levels of the 2022 Kia Telluride. Four-wheel drive an all-wheel drive is available for the 2021 Ford Explorer while the rear wheel drive is standard.


Some of the safety features of the 2021 Ford Explorer include

• Blind Spot Information System

• Rear View Camera

• Lane-Keeping System

• Automatic Emergency Braking

• Auto High-Beam Headlamps


Few of the very reliable safety features of the 2022 Kia Telluride include

• Blind-Spot View Monitor

• Highway Driving Assist

• Safe Exit Assist

• Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

• Parking Distance Warning – Reverse

• Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist


The 2021 Ford Explorer stands out from the crowd for its quality and because of the customers’ trust. Get in touch with us and know more about the 2021 Ford Explorer! Visit our dealership and get to meet the 2021 Ford Explorer in person.