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Compare 2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Kia Telluride vs 2021 Toyota Highlander

2020 Ford Explorer
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2020 Kia Telluride
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2021 Toyota Highlander
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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
Select style
EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Telluride EX AWD 19 24 $37,521 $39,290
Telluride EX FWD 20 26 $35,611 $37,290
Telluride LX AWD 19 24 $32,703 $33,890
Telluride LX FWD 20 26 $30,773 $31,890
Telluride S AWD 19 24 $35,019 $36,290
Telluride S FWD 20 26 $33,089 $34,290
Telluride SX AWD 19 24 $41,601 $43,790
Telluride SX FWD 20 26 $39,701 $41,790
2021 Toyota Highlander
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,721
$37,521
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,765
$39,290
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$655 / month
N/A
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.5
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect. There’s substance to the 2020 Kia Telluride’s style. The 2021 Toyota Highlander learned new tricks to keep us entertained on the road, when we’re not asleep in the back anyway.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg -
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 43.7 -
Passenger Capacity
7 8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 59.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43 41.4 -
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 38.1 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 58.9 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 55.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39 42.4 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.7 157.1 -
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 58 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.8 61.6 -
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 31.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 40.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
66.9 67.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8 -
Length, Overall (in)
198.8 196.9 -
Liftover Height (in)
32.8 - -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 68.9 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 67.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
119.1 114.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.8 87 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.8 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.2 21 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.8 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.9 46 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
59 - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
83.9 - -
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12 -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.4 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 18.8 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.8 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/60TR18 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Rear Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/60TR18 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 5000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4345 4255 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5500 291 @ 6000 -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6 -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3500 262 @ 5200 -
Engine Order Code
99H NA -
Displacement
2.3 L/140 3.8 L/231 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21 -
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.88 3.42 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 2.90 -
Trans Order Code
44T NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.42 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.65 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.81 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.65 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 1.86 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.80 -
Trans Type
10 8 -
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.22 -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility -
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Kia Telluride -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.4 -
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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2020 Ford Explorer
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  • Financing: From 0.9% for 48 months
  • Lease: From $309 for 36 months
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