Compare 2020 Ford Explorer vs 2021 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Kia Telluride

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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 20 27 $33,721 $34,765
Explorer Base RWD 21 28 $31,781 $32,765
Explorer Limited 4WD 20 27 $48,366 $50,380
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $46,446 $48,380
Explorer Platinum 4WD 18 24 $55,920 $58,250
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $52,551 $54,740
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $37,369 $38,925
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $35,449 $36,925
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Black Edition AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot Black Edition AWD 19 26 $45,880 $50,220
Pilot EX 2WD 20 27 $32,208 $35,230
Pilot EX AWD 19 26 $34,032 $37,230
Pilot EX-L 2WD 20 27 $35,336 $38,660
Pilot EX-L AWD 19 26 $37,161 $40,660
Pilot Elite AWD 19 26 $44,512 $48,720
Pilot LX 2WD 20 27 $29,763 $32,550
Pilot LX AWD 19 26 $31,588 $34,550
Pilot Special Edition 2WD 20 27 $35,884 $39,260
Pilot Special Edition AWD 19 26 $37,708 $41,260
Pilot Touring 7-Passenger 2WD 20 27 $39,769 $43,520
Pilot Touring 7-Passenger AWD 19 26 $41,593 $45,520
Pilot Touring 8-Passenger 2WD 20 27 $39,496 $43,220
Pilot Touring 8-Passenger AWD 19 26 $41,320 $45,220
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Telluride EX AWD 19 24 $37,809 $39,590
Telluride EX FWD 20 26 $35,899 $37,590
Telluride LX AWD 19 24 $32,994 $34,190
Telluride LX FWD 20 26 $31,064 $32,190
Telluride S AWD 19 24 $35,310 $36,590
Telluride S FWD 20 26 $33,380 $34,590
Telluride SX AWD 19 24 $42,393 $44,390
Telluride SX FWD 20 26 $40,577 $42,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,721
$45,880
$37,809
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,765
$50,220
$39,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$837 / month
$660 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.5
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect. The 2021 Honda Pilot does a solid impression of a minivan, minus the cultural baggage. The 2021 Kia Telluride earns our Best Car To Buy nod with its excellent features, warranty, space, and style.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 38.9 38.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7 8
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 59.1 58.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 57.6 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39 38.4 42.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.5 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.3 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.8 62 61.6
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 31.9 31.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.7 153.1 157.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 40.9 40.2
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 44.6 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 62 59.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43 40.9 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 - 8
Length, Overall (in)
198.8 196.5 196.9
Liftover Height (in)
32.8 - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.2 70.6 68.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 66.3 67.6
Wheelbase (in)
119.1 111 114.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.6 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
66.9 66.3 67.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.8 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.9 46 46
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
59 - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.8 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
83.9 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.8 82.1 87
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.8 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.2 16 21
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 - -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.6 13.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13 12
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 19.5 18.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 39.4 38.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/50HR20 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/50HR20 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5300 3500 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
530 350 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5300 3500 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4345 4321 4255
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3500 262 @ 4700 262 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
99H NA NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 3.5 L/212 3.8 L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5500 280 @ 6000 291 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22 21
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.88 3.83 3.42
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.58 0.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 2.84 2.90
Trans Order Code
44T NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.38 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 0.81 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 4.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70 0.80
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.33 3.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 1.91 1.86
Trans Type
10 9 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Honda Pilot Kia Telluride
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.0 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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