2021 Ford Explorer Cocoa, FL

The 2021 Ford Explorer and the 2021 Kia Telluride are both strong SUV options for drivers in Cocoa, Florida. They each have their strengths, but depending on your needs one may be better suited to your lifestyle. Let's break down the differences and similarities between the Explorer and the Telluride.

Engines and Powertrain

No matter your destination, the engine that gets you there still matters. The 2021 Kia Telluride comes with a 3.8-liter Lambda V6 engine across its four trims. It delivers 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The 2021 Ford Explorer has three options to choose from amongst 7 trim options: a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine, 3.3-liter hybrid engine, or a 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine. The ST trim delivers up to 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque, edging out the Explorer as the SUV with a little more variety. Both are capable of towing heavy loads too - the Telluride can tow up to 5,000 pounds and the Explorer can manage up to 5,600 when properly equipped. 

Driver Management

With a range of engines, the fuel economy varies widely across the 2021 Ford Explorer. The Kia Telluride comes in with 20/26 city/highway miles per gallon on front-wheel drive vehicles,* which is comparable to the 21/28 city/highway mpg for the Explorer's median trims.** However, the basic 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine on the standard Explorer trim has a more impressive 27/29 city/highway mpg.**

 The higher Explorer's trims tradeoff fuel economy for via an intuitive Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System. The system comes with seven different drive modes, compared to four on the Telluride, that will help you stay safe and manage all kinds of driving conditions.


Your drive shouldn't just be capable - it should be fun too! In both the Telluride and the Explorer, this comes by way of technology. Both come with rear view cameras and safety tech like blind-spot assistance and collision alerts. Each has its own mobile phone connection technology and voice-activated navigation. Plus, the Ford Explorer has an available 14-speaker premium sound system and the Telluride SX has a 10-speaker premium sound system.

 We're big fans of the Ford Explorer here at Paradise Ford in Cocoa, Florida. Contact us for more information or to set up a test drive.

 * EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition. These estimates reflect EPA's revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.

 ** EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.


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