The Ford Explorer, a powerful midsize SUV, targets potential buyers who are looking to enjoy all the factors that make a good vehicle. Comfortable handling and a wide range of tech features allow you easy access to entertainment and navigation while driving around twists and turns. To learn more about this vehicle and why it's better than its class opponent, the 2022 Kia Telluride, we have pitted them against each other in the following post.

Design & Style

There's a lot of supportive and comfortable padding in the Ford Explorer's cabin. All plastic interior surfaces are easily visible, however they look and feel very modern and sleek. This vehicle can accommodate seven travelers in three rows, making it ideal for larger hauls. In the middle and rear rows, there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out and relax for further journeys.

The Kia Telluride has a first-rate cabin that makes use of quality materials for its surfaces. Everything looks well built and appears modern and sleek. The car can seat seven or eight people depending on the type of middle row seats you choose. Front row seats are comfy whereas the middle and last rows may be lacking of support and overall space.

Technology & Safety

The Ford Explorer comes with an array of tech tools like WiFi hotspot, an 8 inch touchscreen, a satellite radio, six speakers, Apple CarPlay, a pair of USB ports and Android Auto. Safety features of the SUV include auto high beam headlamps, Fords’ MyKey, collision warning, parking sensors at the back, pedestrian detection, auto emer brakes, blind spot monitor, lane departure and keep assists, and attentiveness monitoring.

The Kia Telluride is equipped with various tech tools like USB ports, six speakers, voice control, Bluetooth, navigation, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 10.25 inch touchscreen. For safety, the car has tools like attentiveness monitoring, departure warning, cyclist detection, collision warning, rearview camera, safe exit assist, rear seat alert, cruise control.


There are two powertrain options offered by the Ford Explorer with its base model running on a turbo 2.3L engine with four cylinders. It can put out 300 hp with 310 lbft of torque.

The Kia Telluride is powered by a 3.8L V6 engine that can make 291 hp and fetch a gas mileage of 20 mpg for city and 26 mpg for highway travels.

The Bottom Line

You need go no further than the Ford Explorer if you are looking for a midsize SUV with a little more torque. This car's powerful engines and composed handling create a peaceful ambience on every ride so travelers can have a pleasing experience every time. The SUV offers plenty of room for both passengers and goods, so no matter where you go or how far you drive, you will have a comfortable ride.

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If you are in the market for a new 2022 Ford Explorer, we welcome you to Whitecourt Ford, your full-service Ford dealer. We offer an extensive selection of the latest 2022 Ford models for you to choose from. Schedule your appointment today and test drive your favorite cars, SUVs, and trucks.

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