The New Kia Telluride Gives You More Bang for Your Buck Than the New Ford Explorer

If you're looking for a midsize SUV, you probably want one that's roomy and loaded with all your favorite features. Another important consideration for Hagerstown, MD drivers is price. Does the SUV have everything you need without costing you an arm and a leg? Hagerstown Kia is pleased to help you find answers to these questions and more. We've taken the time to compare the new Kia Telluride to another popular midsize SUV - the new Ford Explorer. Both of these vehicles are roomy and packed with helpful driver assistance technology. However, after a thorough assessment of both vehicles, we think people in Chambersburg, PA will agree that the Kia Telluride gives them more for their money.

Compare the New Kia Telluride with the New Ford Explorer

  • The Kia Telluride Has a Larger Cargo Hold: Both the Kia Telluride and Ford Explorer have plenty of cargo space when their back seats are folded down. But drivers in Charles Town, WV also want to have plenty of room for sports gear or camping supplies when the seats are full. The Kia Telluride has 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, while the Explorer only has 18.2 cubic feet of room in the back.
  • The Kia Telluride Has More Passenger Space: Both the Ford Explorer and Kia Telluride have broad, airy cabins, but the Telluride can seat up to eight people, while the Explorer holds seven. Also, taller people in Martinsburg, WV will appreciate that the Telluride has more legroom than the Explorer in all three rows.
  • The Kia Telluride Has a Nicer Interior: Between going to work and back, vacations, and ordinary errands, you'll spend a lot of time in your SUV. The Telluride is more enjoyable to ride in because of its premium cabin materials. It comes standard with synthetic leather upholstery and one-touch sliding and folding second-row seats. The Explorer has a well-built interior, but blander styling than the Telluride. It comes with cloth upholstery and second-row captain's chairs with power-assist fold.
  • The Kia Telluride Has More Off-Road Capability: While neither the Ford Explorer or Kia Telluride are off-road monsters, the Telluride fairs pretty well on rough terrain. Drivers in Frederick, MD who enjoy going off the beaten path will like that the Telluride has standard skid plates, 8 inches of ground clearance, and an available all-wheel-drive lock system. The Explorer has only 7.8 inches of ground clearance and available four-wheel drive.
  • The Kia Telluride Is More Affordable: The Telluride's starting price is nearly $5,000 less than the Ford Explorer's base model.
  • The Kia Telluride Has a Longer Warranty: Kia covers the new Telluride with a five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a lengthy 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The Explorer is only backed by a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
 
 

Choose from a Wide Range of Telluride Trims at Hagerstown Kia

The new Kia Telluride and the new Ford Explorer are both spacious, reliable midsize SUVs. But the Telluride gives you a more luxurious cabin than the Explorer at a more affordable price. It also has more off-road proficiency. Hagerstown Kia has a wide range of new Telluride trims in our vast inventory. If a used model fits your price range better, we have a wide variety of pre-owned vehicles as well. Contact us to schedule a test drive in the Telluride, or come see us in person today.

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