The 2021 Kia Telluride and the 2021 Ford Expedition are two wonderful SUV options to choose from. They both offer something a bit different, the 2021 Kia Telluride being a smaller, commuter SUV with an affordable price and great fuel economy, while the 2021 Ford Expedition is a larger SUV starting out at the higher end of price. The 2021 Kia Telluride has a starting MSRP of $32,190 for the base LX model. The 2021 Ford Expedition has a starting MSRP of $49,625 for the base XL model. Keep reading below to view their fuel economy ratings, standard wheels, and size comparison. Visit Frank Boucher Kia in Racine, WI, to find new Kia vehicles and used vehicles of every make and model.
While most comparisons are a matter of opinion when it comes to vehicles (some like larger vehicles, some like smaller) the fuel economy category is one where the 2021 Kia Telluride clearly wins. There isn’t really a situation where someone would want a worse fuel economy rating, because a better one can save you money. A difference of a few miles per gallon of fuel purchased can make a large difference over the years.
Let’s get to it. The 2021 Kia Telluride is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway with a combined rating of 23 mpg. The 2021 Ford Expedition is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with a combined rating of 19 mpg.
Both vehicles have 18-inch wheels made of aluminum, with a spare wheel made of steel. There isn’t much difference in this category, but of course the style of the wheels will be different. You can come in for a test drive to take a look at the wheels.
Size is where these vehicles are the most different. Size accounts for their difference in price, but it can mean a lot more than that to some drivers. The benefits of choosing a smaller vehicle include more maneuverability, better gas mileage, and a smaller turning radius among other things. Large vehicles come with more storage space and more passenger space. In this case, since we are comparing the base trim levels, it might surprise you to know that the 2021 Kia Telluride LX holds 8 passengers while the 2021 Ford Expedition XL holds 5.