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2020 Ford Explorer Trim Levels And Configurations

2020 Ford Explorer

Base XLT Limited ST Platinum
Cargo Hooks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Configurable Daytime Running Lights Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dome/map lights in all three rows Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Easy Fuel® capless fuel filler Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
First-row center floor console with wrapped armrest and storage bin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front and rear scuff plates embossed with EXPLORER Yes Yes Yes No No
Illuminated front scuff plates No No No No Yes
Integrated key fob Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lane Keeping System (includes Lane-Keeping Assist, Lane-Keeping Alert and Driver Alert) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manual day/night rearview mirror Yes Yes No No No
Manual tilt/telescoping steering column Yes Yes No No No
MyKey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Overhead console with dome/map lights and sunglasses holder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Passenger-assist grab handles (1 at front-passenger seat, 2 in second-row) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power door Locks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power windows, with 1-touch-up-and-down driver/passenger window Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear view camera with washer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Start System Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Reverse Sensing System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power tilt/telescoping steering column No No Yes Yes Yes
Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start No Yes Yes Yes Yes
12V Powerpoints, 3 total (1 first-row, 1 second-row and 1 cargo area) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Heated steering wheel No Yes (optional) Yes Yes Yes
Twin-panel moonroof No Yes (optional) Yes (optional) Yes (optional) Yes
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror No Yes (optional) Yes Yes Yes
First and second-row floor mats with unique badging No Yes (optional) No Yes
Yes (brunello stitching)
Dual second-row smart charging USB ports No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice-Activated Navigation System No Yes (optional) Yes Yes Yes
Second-row 40/20/40 split-fold-flat bench seat Yes Yes (optional) No No Yes (optional)
Third-row 50/50 split-fold bench seat, manual Yes Yes No No No
Cloth seating surfaces Yes Yes No No No
ActiveX seating material No Yes (optional) No No No
Second-row captain seats with Power-Assist Fold No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pass-through second-row console No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Steering wheel, Heated, leather-wrapped with paddle shifters No No Yes Yes Yes
Universal Garage Door Opener No No Yes Yes Yes
Scuff plates – Front and Rear with bright inserts No No Yes No No
Available Wireless Charging No No Yes(optional) Yes Yes
B&O Sound system (12 Speaker) No No Yes Yes Yes
Leather seating surfaces with micro-perforation and accent stitching No No Yes Yes Yes
Second-row armrest and dual cupholders, heated outboard seats No No Yes Yes Yes
Second-row heated captain seats No No Yes Yes Yes
PowerFold® third row No No Yes Yes Yes
Forward Sensing System No No Yes yES Yes
ST Interior No No No Yes No
Active Park Assist 2.0 No No No Yes Yes
Ambient Lighting No No Yes Yes Yes
Floor Mats No Yes (optional) No Yes
Yes (black carpet with brunello stitching)
B&O Sound system (14 Speaker) No No No Yes (optional) Yes (optional)
External
Auto High Beams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Headlamps – Autolamp On/Off, LED Low and High Beams with Courtesy Delay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Body-color liftgate spoiler Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Black mesh insert with chrome bars Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Headlamps – Autolamp Auto On/Off, LED Low Beams, Halogen Reflector High Beams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
LED taillamps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Liftgate Appliqué – chrome Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mirrors, Sideview – Power Glass, Manual-Folding and Black Molded-in-Color Caps Yes Yes No No No
Power Liftgate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Bumper Step pad Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Privacy Glass, Second, Third row and liftgate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
LED Signature Lighting No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Roof rack side rails, black with black end caps No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chrome bodyside cladding accent No Yes Yes No No
LED Fog Lamps No Yes (optional) Yes Yes Yes
Rain-Sensing Wipers No Yes (optional) Yes Yes Yes
Acoustic-laminate windows glass front row side No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dual Chrome Exhaust Tips No No Yes No No
Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate No No Yes Yes Yes
Mirrors, Sideview – Power-Folding with Autofold, Power and Heated Glass, LED Turn Signal Indicators, Security Approach Lamps, Driver/Passenger Side Memory and Gloss Black Caps No No Yes Yes Yes
Quad Chrome Exhaust Tips No No No Yes Yes
EXPLORER badge on hood No No No Yes No
ST projection lamps, No No No Yes No
LED taillamps with unique blackout treatment No No No Yes Yes
Satin Aluminum Lower bodyside cladding accent No No No No Yes
Safety
AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Belt-Minder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front Passenger and Driver Knee Airbag Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Safety Canopy® System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SOS Post-Crash Alert System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traction control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery-saver feature Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System (ITPMS) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote keyless/illuminated entry Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Perimeter alarm No Yes Yes Yes Yes
SecuriCode™ Keyless Entry Keypad No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Packages
Ford Co-Pilot360 Yes Yes No No No
Trailer Tow Package – Class III Yes (optional) Yes (optional) Yes (optional) Yes Yes
Equipment Group 100A Yes (optional) Yes (optional) No No No
Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+ No Yes (optional) Yes Yes Yes
Comfort Package No Yes (optional) Yes Yes No
Equipment Group 200A No Yes (optional) No No No
Equipment Group 202A No Yes (optional) No No No
Equipment Group 300A
No Yes (optional) No No
Equipment group 310A
No Yes (optional) No No
Premium Technology Package No No No Yes (optional) Yes (optional)
Equipment Group 400A No No No Yes No
Equipment Group 600A No No No No Yes
Power
Yes Yes
Trailer sway control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Terrain Management System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear-Wheel Drive Yes Yes Yes No No
10-Speed Automatic Transmission with Selectshift Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intelligent 4WD Yes (optional) Yes (optional) Yes (optional) Yes Yes
Wheel 18″ painted aluminium 18″ Five-Spoke Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum / 20″ polished aluminum 20″ polished aluminum 20″ machined aluminum / 21″ aluminum wheels
20″ bright machined-face aluminum / 21″ premium aluminum
Tires P255/65R18 All-season BSW P255/65R18 All-season BSW Self-Sealing P255/55R20 All-Season Tires Self-Sealing P255/55R20 All-Season Tires
Self-Sealing P255/55R20 All-Season Tires
Engine 2.3L EcoBoost Engine (300 HP) 2.3L EcoBoost Engine (300 HP) 2.3L EcoBoost Engine (300 HP) / 3.3L Hybrid Engine (318 HP) / Hybrid Powertrain 3.0L EcoBoost (400 HP, only for the ST)
3.0L EcoBoost (360 HP, Platinum)

Key Points About The Differences Between the 2020 Ford Explorer Trims And Their Features:

1. The Base and XLT models feature Manual tilt/telescopic steering while the limited, ST, and platinum trims have Power tilt/telescoping steering.
2. All trims except the base model feature 12V power points
3. The twin panel moonroof is available on all trims except the base trim and on the platinum, it comes as standard while for the other trims you will have to pay for it as an add on.
4. USB ports are available on all trims except base
5. Captains seats are available on all trims except base
6. Heated steering wheel with paddle shifters are only available on limited, st and platinum
7. Wireless charging is available on all trims except base and XLT
8. The 14 speaker sound system is available as an option only for the ST and platinum while the 12 speaker comes as standard on the limited, st and platinum
9. Leather seating is only available on limited, st and platinum and comes as standard
10. Second row captains seats come as standard on all trims except base. Also other than XLT, the other trims get heated captains seats.

11. Perimeter alarm and Securicode are available on all trims except Base.
12. The ST is the most powerful Explorer with 400 HP with the platinum coming in second at 360 HP
13. The ST and Platinum feature 4WD while the other trims feature rear-wheel drive. However 4WD is available on the other trims for an extra $2000

14. SecuriCode™ Keyless Entry Keypad: With this feature, you can set a code to unlock your car, so that you don’t have to carry your keys with you like if you are going to the beach for a run. The keypad is located on the b pillar. Other things you can do with securicode are arm and disarm the anti-theft alarm and recall saved seat and mirror positions.

15. Ford Co-Pilot 360: The Ford C0-Pilot 360 system includes the following

• BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System)
• Rear View Camera
• Lane-Keeping System
• Automatic Emergency Braking
• Auto High-Beam Headlamps

16. Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+ :

With the Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+, you get the following apart from the standard features on the base Ford Co-Pilot360,

• Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Lane Centering, and Speed Sign Recognition
• Evasive Steering Assist
• Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with Pinch-to-Zoom Capability, SiriusXM® Traffic, and Travel Link

17. Class III Trailer Tow Package:

With the  Class III Trailer Tow Package, you get a Class III frame-mounted hitch, trailer connectors, engine oil cooler, and cargo management system. With this package the ST and Platinum can tow up to 5,600 lbs., the XLT up to 5,300 lbs. and the Limited Hybrid up to 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped.

Note: The images used below are in credit to Zeigler Ford of North Riversidemahwah ford njBob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford and Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Base – Front. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Base – Rear. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Interior- Front. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Base – Second Row Seating. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer ST- Front. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer ST – Rear. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer ST Side. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer ST – Interior. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer ST- Seating. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer ST- Door Panel. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Limited – Front. Image Credit: Mahwah Ford NJ / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Limited – Interior. Image Credit: Mahwah Ford NJ / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Back. Image Credit: Mahwah Ford NJ / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Limited – Captains Seating. Image Credit: Mahwah Ford NJ / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Limited – Third Row Seating. Image Credit: Mahwah Ford NJ / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum – Front. Image Credit: Bob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum – Sunroof. Image Credit: Bob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum – Rear. Image Credit: Bob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum- Tire. Image Credit: Bob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum- Display. Image Credit: Bob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum- Controls. Image Credit: Bob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum- Controls. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford Of North Riverside / Cars.com

 

2020 Kia Telluride Trim Levels And Configurations

The 2020 Kia telluride comes in four trim levels, LX, S, EX and SX with each trim level in general building upon the features of the previous one.  In this article, I have listed the configurations of each trim level and what other features and packages they come with. All trim levels of the 2020 Telluride feature a 291-horsepower, 3.8L Lambda II gasoline V6 engine with an 8 speed automatic transmission. Also front wheel drive comes as standard across all trims but you can get all wheel drive for an extra $2000.

2020 Kia Telluride LX:

The LX trim of the Kia Telluride  comes with
1. 6 Speakers – Four in-door speakers and two dash-mounted tweeters,
2. 18-inch Alloy Wheels with a painted finish,
3. 3.5-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Trip Computer,
4. 60/40 Split-Folding 2nd-Row Seats,
5. 8.0-inch Touch-Screen Display,
6. 8-Passenger Seating
7. Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
8. Android Auto
9. Apple CarPlay®,
10.Bluetooth

11.Driver Attention Warning (DAW) – This system analyses the steering angle, steering torque, the car’s position in the lane and driving time to issue a message and an
alert if it senses that the driver is fatigued or driving recklessly.

12. Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) w/ Auto-Hold

13. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – This feature applies brakes to individual wheels to prevent the car from changing heading too quickly and spinning out of control

14. Heated Outside Mirrors w/ LED Turn Signal Indicators
15. Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
16. Dual Level Cargo Floor,
17. Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA), w/ Pedestrian Detection,

18. Forward Collision Warning : The forward collision warning and forward collision avoidance assist actually work together, the FCW lets you know if you are about to crash into the vehicle in front of you with audio and visual signals and the FCA engages automatic braking if you fail to react and brings the car to a halt.

19. Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
20. Lane Following Assist (LFA)
21. Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
22. One-Touch Sliding & Folding 2nd-Row Seats
23. Parking Distance Warning – Reverse (PDW-R)
24. Positioning Lights, LED

25. Power Door Locks with Speed-Sensing Lock and Impact Sensing Unlock:  All doors will automatically lock after the telluride exceeds 10 mph and will unlock when an impact causes the airbags to deploy.

26. Power Windows with 1st and 2nd-Row One-Touch Auto-Up/Down
27. Privacy Glass

28. Projector Beam Headlights – Keep in mind that the IIHS gave an acceptable rating to the headlights on the SX trim of the telluride and a poor rating on the LX, EX and S trims.

29. Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) – prevents the vehicle from crashing into other vehicles or people approaching from the side when the driver engages the vehicle in reverse by warning the driver and controlling the vehicle’s braking.

30. Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) – This feature uses sensors to detect movement in the car and alerts the driver that an occupant has been left in the car

31. Rear Passenger Air Conditioning w/ Controls

32. Rear View Monitor w/ Dynamic Parking Guidance

33. Rollover Sensor – This sensor can detect a rollover and in such an event deploy the side airbags, side curtain airbags, and seat-belt pretensioners.

34. SOFINO Leatherette Seat Trim – This is known to be more durable than real leather and people in general cant tell the difference between sofino leatherette and real leather.

35. Safe Exit Assist (SEA) – This feature will prevent you from disabling the child safety lock if you attempt to disable it when there is a vehicle approaching from behind

36. Shark Fin Antenna
37. Side Curtain Airbags (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Rows)

38. Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop and Go (SCC) – With stop and go enabled, the car will automatically stop and move forward in traffic provided the car in front has come to a stop for less than three seconds. If the car in front has stopped for more than three seconds, then you will have to use the accelerator pedal to restart the stop and go function.

39. Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start and Immobilizer

40. Solar Control Glass – This allows sunlight to enter the car while reflecting away a significant amount of the sun’s heat

41. Sound-Absorbing Windshield Glass
42. Steering-Wheel-Mounted Audio, Hands-Free Phone, and Cruise Control Buttons
43. Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
44. Front and Rear Skid Plate,

45. High Line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System , – a high line system will let you know the tire pressure of each individual tire on the instrument cluster.

46. Hill Start Assist Control (HAC): This maintains the brake pressure on an incline so that the car does not roll back when you switch from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal),

47. Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH):  These help hold car seats in place, IIHS has rated the latch system in the telluride to be acceptable.

48. One-Touch Sliding & Folding 2nd-Row Seats,
49. Parking Distance Warning – Reverse
50. Steering-Wheel-Mounted Audio, Hands-Free Phone, and Cruise Control Buttons,
51. USB Charger Ports, 5 Total,

52. UVO Link:  With Kia’s UVO Link, you can perform a number of actions like remotely turning on your aircon and setting climate control, remotely locking and unlocking your car from even miles away and also locate exactly where you parked your car. You can also lookup information like the VIN and diagnostic issues as well as maintenance details and safety recall issues. There are four subscription options for UVO LInk – Lite, Care, Plus, and Ultimate. The lite option is free for the first 5 years after which you will have to pay for one of the options which range in price from $9.99 to $29.99 / month.

53. Vehicle Stability Management (VSM): This helps the car stay stable while driving or braking on wet slippery roads by applying brakes to each of the four wheels and reducing engine power and keeping the vehicle in the direction that the steering wheel is pointed.

54. Tire Size: 245/60R18

55. Airbags: Driver’s Side Knee Airbag, Dual Front Advanced Airbags, Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Rows)

56. 12 V Power Outlets, 3 total

18 inch alloy wheel and tire on the Telluride LX

Kia Telluride LX Interior.  Image Credit – Cargurus.com

Kia Telluride LX Second Row. Image Credit – Cargurus.com

Kia Telluride 8 Inch Screen

2020 Kia Telluride S Trim:

The S Trim has everything you will find the LX trim plus

1. 20-inch alloy wheels : These have a machine finish while the LX has 18 inch alloy wheels with a painted finish

2. Tire size of 245/50R20 : The LX trim has a tire size of 245/60R18.

3. 7 Seater Capacity:  While the lx trim can seat 8 people, the S trim can seat 7 as a result of it featuring captains chairs for the 2nd row, and as a result the 2nd row seats are 50/50 split folding instead of 60/40.

4. Power sunroof – The sunroof is located above the first row.
5. Heated Front Seats,
6. Low Profile Roof Rails,
7. 10-Way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat, w/ 2-Way Power lumbar support.

8. S8 passenger seating package: For an extra $100, this package gets you the 8 seater with 60/40 folding.

20 inch alloy wheel and tire on the Telluride S Trim

 

Dual Chrome Exhaust Tips which come with all trims except the LX

2020 Kia Telluride EX:

The EX trim has everything you will find in the S trim plus,
1. 10.25-inch Touch-Screen Display: The LX and S trims have an 8 inch display instead.

2. 18-inch Alloy Wheels with a machine finish: LX has 18-inch alloy wheels with painted finish while the the S trim has 20-inch alloys with machine finish.

3. 8 seater with 60/40 Split-Folding 2nd-Row Seats: Same as LX but the S has 50/50 seats

4. 8-Way Power-Adjustable Passenger’s Seat : The S trim does not have this as it only has a power adjustable driver seat and the LX has neither.

5. Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror,

6. Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control w/Auto De-Fog: This allows you to set a separate temperate for the driver and the passenger in the front row as they both have individual knobs to control their respective temperature settings

7. Driver Talk: This allows the driver to talk to passengers seated in the 3rd row via a mic.

8. Highway Driving Assist (HDA), – This feature maintains the speed set by the driver and keeps a safe distance from the vehicle ahead and keeps the vehicle in the center of the lane.

9. Integrated 2nd-Row Window Sunshades,
10. Leather Seat Trim,
11. Power-Folding Outside Mirrors

12. Quiet Mode – only the speakers in the front row will work and those in the 2nd and third rows are muted

13. Rear Combination Lights, LED
14. Rear Passenger Automatic Temperature Control

15. Smart Power Liftgate™ – This basically allows you to automatically open the boot by standing behind it for atleast 3 seconds while having the smart key in your hand or pocket.
16. Sound-Absorbing Front Window Glass – Keep in mind that the LX and S trims only have a sound absorbing windshield. The EX has both.

16. Tire Size: 245/60R18 – This is same as the LX but different from the S trim which has a 245/50R20 tire size.

17. USB Charger Ports, 6 Total – The LX and S Trim have 5 ports
18. Heated and Ventilated Front Seats – The S trim only has heated seats
19. Window Surround, Chrome
20. Wireless Phone Charger
21. Woodgrain Interior Accents

22.  EX  premium package: This costs around $1500 and will get you the 20 inch alloy wheels, captain’s chairs with 7 seater seating and low profile roof rails.

18 inch alloy wheels on the Telluride EX. 

Kia Telluride EX Interior. Image Credit – Cargurus.com

10 inch touchscreen which is available for the EX and SX variants of the Telluride. Image Credit – Cargurus.com

 

2020 Kia Telluride SX:

The Telluride SX trim has everything you will find in the EX trim plus the following:

1. 12-Way Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat, w/ 2-Way Power Lumbar Support – The S and EX have a 10 way power adjustable driver’s seat. Of course the SX also has the 8 way power adjustable passenger seat which the EX has.

2. 20-inch Alloy Wheels with machine finish – The LX and EX have 18 inch alloys while the S Trim has 20 inch alloys

3. 50/50 Split-Folding 2nd-Row Seats – Same as the S trim while the LX and EX have 60/40 folding seats

4. 7-Passenger Seating w/ 2nd-Row Captain’s Chairs
5. Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror w/ HomeLink®
6. Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM) Using its cameras, Kia displays a camera view of the left or right blind spot on the instrument cluster when the left or right turn signals are activated so you can see if there mare vehicles to your left or right.

7. Door Handles, Body Color and Satin Chrome

8. Driver’s Seat Integrated Memory System (IMS) – This is used to memorize the seat position and outside rear view mirror position for up to two drivers.

9. Dual Sunroofs – There is one sunroof above the first row and one above the second row. The EX only has one sunroof.

10. Front Fog Lights, LED

11. Harman Kardon® 10-Speaker Premium Audio w/ Clari-Fi™, External Amplifier & Subwoofer – It isn’t exactly clear whether this is a 10 speaker or 12 speaker system, as telluride owners in Canada claim that they have a 12 speaker harman kardon system.

12. High Beam Assist (HBA) – This feature enables the car to automatically switch to low beam when there is a car ahead and then back to high beam when there isn’t one.

13. LED Projector Beam Headlights – As mentioned earlier, only the SX trim of the telluride was given an acceptable rating by the IIHS for its headlights.

14. Low Profile Roof Rails, Satin Chrome Finish

15. Parking Distance Warning – Forward (PDW-F) – All the other trims only have parking distance warning reverse.

16. Reverse Tilt-Down Outside Mirrors – This feature enables the mirrors to automatically tilt down to assist you when parking.

17. Stainless-Steel Door Sill Scuff Trim
18. Stainless-Steel Pedals
19. Supervision Meter Cluster w/ 7-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Color LCD Display

20. Surround View Monitor (SVM) – This feature gives you a top-down view of your car’s position relative to other vehicles around it using its various cameras, so if you are trying to maneuver out of a tight parking spot, you would have better visibility as you would be able to see any obstacles all around the car. You also have different options like you can select front+ surround view, front+left view, front+right view, or just front view. The same options apply to the rear camera. None of the other trims have this.

21. Tire Size: 245/50R20

22. SX Prestige Package: The SX prestige package will cost you around $2300 and for that, you get Automatic Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Head-Up Display (HUD), Heated 2nd-Row Seats, Premium Headliner, Premium Nappa Leather Seat Trim,  Ventilated 2nd-Row Seats, and a 110V Power Inverter.

20 inch alloys on the Telluride SX

Kia Telluride SX Interior. Image Credit – Cargurus.com

Dual Sunroof In The Telluride SX. Image Credit – Cargurus.com

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Captain’s Seats In The Telluride SX

USB Port

 

Options:

Cargo Net – $50. 

 

Cargo Cover – $155. Image Credit – Kiatelluride.org

 

Carpeted Floor Mats – $200. Image Credit – Kiastuff.com

Illuminated Scuff Plates – $310. Image Credit – Kiatelluride.org

Foldable Cargo Tray – $115. Image Credit – Kiastuff.com

Cargo Seatback Up Mat – $115. Image Credit – tellurideforum.org

 

Nissan Rogue Oil And Fluid Types And Capacities (2008 – 2019)

Here is a list of oil and fluid types and capacities for a Nissan Rogue. Click on the links below to jump to the relevant section to get the information that you are looking for.

 

Engine Oil:

Nissan Rogue
Model Year Engine Engine Oil Type
Engine Oil Capacity
2008 – 2013 2.5 L QR25DE I4 SAE 5W-30 and Engine oil with API Certification Mark
4.87 qt (with oil filter change), 4.5 qt(without oil filter change)
2015 – 2016 2.0 L MR20DD I4, 2.5 L QR25DE I4
SAE 0W-20 or as an alternative SAE 5W-30
2017 – 2018 2.0 L MR20DD I4, 2.5 L QR25DE I4
SAE 0W-20 SN or equivalent motor oil
2019 2.0 L MR20DD I4, 2.5 L QR25DE I4
SAE 0W-20 SN or as an alternative 0W-20 GF-5 SN

 

Transmisssion:

Nissan Rogue
Model Year
Automatic Transmission Fluid Type
2008 – 2013
Genuine Nissan CVT Fluid NS-2
2014 – 2019
Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3

 

Refrigerant:

Nissan Rogue
Model Year Refrigerant Lubricant
2008 – 2013 HFC-134a (R-134a)
NISSAN A/C System Oil Type S or exact equivalent
2014 – 2019 HFC-134a (R-134a)
NISSAN A/C System Oil Type ND-OIL8 or exact equivalents

Coolant:

Nissan Rogue
Model Year Coolant Type
Coolant Capacity
2008 – 2010 50% Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant or equivalent 50% Demineralized or distilled water
7.75 qt (with reservoir), 0.75 qt(reservoir)
2011- 2013 Pre-diluted Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) or equivalent
7.75 qt (with reservoir), 0.75 qt(reservoir)
2014 – 2019 Pre-diluted Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) or equivalent
8.5 qt (with reservoir)

 

Wiper Fluid:

Nissan Rogue
Model Year Wiper Fluid Wiper Capacity
2008 – 2013 Genuine NISSAN Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Antifreeze or equivalent
1.18 gallons (4.5L)
2014 – 2019 Genuine NISSAN Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Antifreeze or equivalent
1.37 gallons (5.2L)

 

Brake Fluid:

Nissan Rogue
Model Year Brake Fluid
Brake Fluid Capacity
2008 – 2013 Genuine NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT 3
NIL (If the fluid is below the MIN line numbered 1 or if the brake warning light comes on add brake fluid until the level reaches the max line numbered 2)
2014 – 2019 Genuine NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT 3 Nil

Differential Gear Oil:

 Nissan Rogue
Model Year
Differential Gear Oil Type
2008 – 2019
Genuine NISSAN Differential Oil Hypoid Super GL-5 80W-90 or API GL-5 Viscosity SAE 80W-90

Fuel Tank:

Nissan Rogue
Model Year Fuel Type
Fuel Tank Capacity
2008 Unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of at least 87 AKI (RON 91) 15.87 gallons
2015 – 2019 Unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of at least 87 AKI (RON 91) 14.5 gallons

MG Motor to partner with Umicore to recycle it’s lithium ion batteries

MG Motor, a British Automotive company now owned by the Chinese company SAIC Has announced that it plans to partner with Belgian material technology company Umicore to recycle the lithium-ion batteries that will be used in its electric cars. They had also earlier partnered with exicom for effective re-usage of lithium batteries to be used in its electric vehicles.

MG Motor will launch the car on Dec 5th in India and plans to price it at around 25 lakh rupees ($34,840).  They currently plan sales of only 2000 to 3000 per year as there isn’t enough infrastructure for electric vehicles at the moment as the country only has around 200 charging stations but the government proposes to eventually set up around 5000 charging stations. The car features a 44.5 kWh battery with a claimed range of around 350 KM, although the NEDC rated range is around  335 km and you could probably expect a real world range of around 300 km and 0 to 60 acceleration of 8.5 seconds and a max speed of 87 mph. The motor produces a max power of 105 KW and a max torque of 260 lb ft. The estimated charge time for the 7kW charger is 6.5 hours for a full charge and for the 50kW charger is 40 minutes for 0 to 80%.

The car has three driving modes,  three regenerative braking modes,a  4 speaker system for Excite, 6 speaker system for the exclusive version, an 8 inch touchscreen, android auto, car play, heated front seats for the exclusive, 17 inch alloy wheels, side and dual airbags in the front and tyre pressure monitoring system

 

Audi E-Tron 50 Quattro Vs E-Tron 55 Quattro Comparison

A simple table comparison between the e-tron 50 and e-tron 55 quattro

E-Tron 50 Quattro E-Tron 55 Quattro
Battery Capacity 71 kWh (64.7 usable) 95 kWh (86.3 usable)
EPA Range 150 miles (241 km) 204 miles (328 km)
WLTP 186 miles (299 km) 222 to 259 miles (357 to 416 km)
Torque 540 Nm (398.3 lb-ft) 664 N⋅m (490 lb-ft)
Power Output 230 KW (308 hp) 300 kW (402 hp)
Acceleration (0 to 60) 6.8 seconds 5.5 seconds
Top Speed 190 kph (118 mph) 200 kph (124 mph)
DC Fast CHarging 120 KW 150 KW
Price (In Germany) €69,100 €80,900

 

Peugeot Shows Off It’s New E-2008 Electric SUV In China Focused Video

Peugeot showed off it’s new e-2008 SUV in its move to electric experience video that it uploaded on its YouTube channel. The video clearly shows Peugeot’s strong focus on China as it starts off by showing off the huge skyscrapers of Shanghai and then proceeds to feature a gorgeous Chinese couple driving around some beautiful parts of the city in the Peugeot e2008. The video itself does not give much information on the car itself other than how you can control things like the air-con and charging from the mobile app but it does have a feel good factor to it and does make you want to buy or at least learn more about the car itself.

Peugeot claims that you can charge the 50 kWh battery up to 80% in half an hour with a 100-kilowatt charging station and charging at home would take approximately 7.5 hours for full charge. The battery has an 8 year warranty or 100,000 miles for 70% of its charge capacity

On the inside, the cockpit has a 10” touchscreen and a heads up display which gives information like the speed, range left and distance traveled. It also has a brake mode which limits the use of the brake pedal while charging the battery as you decelerate. It has two brake modes, “moderate” which Peugeot says will give you a feel similar to that of a gasoline car and “increased” for deceleration controlled by the accelerator pedal. Peugeot claims the e-2008 can do 0-60 in 8.5 seconds

It comes with a CCS socket, so it can be charged from either a Type 2 chargepoint, a domestic socket or a public rapid charger. Peugeot has also partnered with Pod Point to install a home charging system.

Buyers Would also be able to take advantage of the UK Government Grant that offers up to 35% or 3500 pounds off the list price for vehicles with CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any emissions.

Buyers will also be able to get 75% off or up to £500 off a purchase of a charging point for their home, under the government’s Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme. The grant can only be claimed by OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) approved installers. They will also be exempt from the daily Congestion Charge payable if you enter the charging zone in central London.

List Of Electric Cars With Leg Room And Head Room Data – 2019

Model Front Leg Room (inches) Rear Leg Room (inches) Front Head Room (inches) Rear Head Room (inches)
Audi E-Tron 40.8 39.1 39.8 38.6
BMW I3 40.5 31.9 39.6 37.2
BYD E6 40 37 41 39
Chevy Bolt EV 41.6 36.5 39.7 37.9
Fiat 500e 40.7 27.6 38.9 35.5
Ioniq Electric 42.2 35.7 39.1 37.4
Kona Electric 41.5 33.4 38 37.7
Jaguar I Pace 41 35 39.1 37.8
Kia Soul EV 40.9 36 39.6 39.5
Kia E-Niro 41.7 36 40.1 37.7
Mitsubishi i-MIEV 33.8 30 35.6 34.3
Nissan Leaf 42.1 33.3 41.2 37.3
Renault Zoe Nil Nil 35.5 32.5
Tesla Model X 41.2 38.4 41.7 40.9
Tesla Model 3 42.7 35.2 40.3 37.7
Tesla Model S 42.7 35.4 38.8 35.3
VW E-Golf 41.2 35.6 38.4 38.1

 

Leg Room and Head Room is one of the most important deciding factors when buying an electric car as not everyone is the same height or size, so I thought I would put up this table of the different electric cars currently available and their leg room and head room measurements.

As you can see from the table above when it comes to the front leg room, the winners are both  the Tesla Model 3 and Model S at 42.7 inches closely followed by the Hyundai Ioniq at 42.2 inches  and for the rear leg room the Audi E-Tron beats everyone with a measurement of 39.1 inches closely followed by the Tesla Model X at 38.4 inches. The Model X also has the most front head room at 41.7 inches followed by the Nissan Leaf at 41.2 inches. The car with the most rear head room is again the Tesla Model X at 40.9 inches followed by the Kia Soul EV at 39.5 inches. The specifications listed here are for the 2019 models.

 

Bakflip MX4 Vs G2 Vs F1 Vs Fibermax Tonneau Covers Comparison

Bakflip MX4 Bakflip G2  BakFlip F1 BAKFLIP FIBERMAX
Weight rating 400 LBS 300 LBS  400 LBS  300 LBS
Finish Matte Black Powder Coated Aluminium  Gloss Black  Gloss Black
Material Aluminium Aluminium  Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer  Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer
Warranty 3 Years 2 Years  3 Years  2 Years
Close Tailgate With Cover Down Yes No  No  No

 

Bakflip MX4:

The Bakflip MX4 is one of the best selling tonneau covers from Bakflip and is made with aluminium with a matte finish and can support weight of up to 400 LBS on top of the cover.  It was the first tonneau cover from the bakflip range that allowed you to close the tailgate with the cover in the open or closed position.  The cover overall is pretty watertight but water may tend to leak a little from the edges of the cover as well as the edges of the tailgate during heavy rains or while going through a car wash. However, the use of some weather stripping should help prevent this. This cover sits flat with the bed rails and if you have a bed extender, the cover rails don’t get in the way of the extender when you are swinging at around. When folded up all the way though, the MX4 will block your rear view. Compared to the extang solid fold, it is thinner and lighter but is also more watertight with less leakage.

 

Bakflip G2:

The Bakflip G2 is cheaper than the MX4 and is rated at 300 lbs, comes with a 2 year warranty and unlike the MX4 it does not have a matte finish but a powder coated finish instead. With the G2 you will have to open the last panel in order to close the tailgate, although this issue may have been fixed in the newer models. Also with this cover, you may have an issue with the seals not lying flat on the bed rails in which case you can use a hairdryer as the heat will make them lie flat.

Bakflip F1:

The Bakflip F1 cover is more dent resistant than the MX4 and G2 and although it will get dented in severe hailstorms, it will still hold up better than the MX4 or G2.  Like the MX4, the F1 too is rated at 400 LBS but is made from Fiberglass and not aluminium. Some people who have bought this cover though do complain that there are issues with fading, but you can get it replaced under the warranty period if it does fade. If you are going for the F1 make sure you ask for the newer version as that has the better closing mechanism of the MX4 and does not require you to open the cover in order to close the tailgate and also make sure that you get the new dual action seals.

 

Bakflip FiberMax:

Like the G2, the Bakflip FiberMax is also rated at 300 LBS and is made from Fiberglass like the F1 and comes with a warranty period of 2 years.  There isn’t much of a difference between this cover and the F1 except for a different hinge design.  The panels of the Fibermax are also reportedly 1/2 inch thick while the F1 is reportedly 5/8 inch thick, although we aren’t sure if these are accurate as there is conflicting information on this. Also, the EPS core in the F1 is heavier at 3.5 LBS compared to the 2LBS in the Fibermax