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2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Kia Telluride: Can Korean Newcomer Compete?

3pt8

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Great read from Car and Driver
https://www.caranddriver.com/review...211/2020-ford-explorer-vs-2020-kia-telluride/

The Bottom Line
Kia's second shot at the three-row, mid-size SUV market is a first-rate vehicle that is perfectly attuned to the American market. It probably took a massive effort on Kia's part to deliver this knockout, but the Telluride's win appears effortless. The big Kia proves the better buy regardless of whether you prioritize interior space, style, value, driving dynamics, or convenience features as your most important need. The Ford's advantages in straight-line performance and highway fuel economy simply aren't enough to justify its less accommodating interior, its unpolished powertrain, or its mediocre driving dynamics.
 

afahhad

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Kia has knockout all the big names in this important categories. It is a wake up call for everyone that there is a very strong competitor in the market now. This is a very healthy thing for the market and customers.
 
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Great read from Car and Driver
https://www.caranddriver.com/review...211/2020-ford-explorer-vs-2020-kia-telluride/

The Bottom Line
Kia's second shot at the three-row, mid-size SUV market is a first-rate vehicle that is perfectly attuned to the American market. It probably took a massive effort on Kia's part to deliver this knockout, but the Telluride's win appears effortless. The big Kia proves the better buy regardless of whether you prioritize interior space, style, value, driving dynamics, or convenience features as your most important need. The Ford's advantages in straight-line performance and highway fuel economy simply aren't enough to justify its less accommodating interior, its unpolished powertrain, or its mediocre driving dynamics.
Hands down - KIA is a clear winner and the best is yet to come with this brand in my opinion.
 
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Kia needs to step up with a GT version to compete against the Explorer ST lol.
 
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