The Environmental Protection Agency (commonly known as EPA) has published its official fuel economy ratings for the 2020 Kia Telluride.
According to EPA, the big SUV records 20 mpg in the city, 26 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined when outfitted with the front-wheel drive system. If Kia Telluride owners opt for all-wheel drive, figures drop to 19 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined.
As one would expect from a modern Kia, these numbers are right on par with the Telluride’s rivals. For example, the front-wheel drive 2019 Chevrolet Traverse is rated at 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined.
Not bad for an eight seater
All 2020 Kia Telluride models are powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine delivering 291 hp and 262 lb-ft (355 Nm) of torque. The vehicle’s engine isn’t the only thing that should prove appealing to customers as pricing for the Telluride is also entirely reasonable.
Sitting at the base of the range is the Telluride LX, priced from $31,690. This model comes complete with features including 18-inch alloy wheels, Parking Distance Warning-Reverse, eight seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, synthetic leather seating, and no less than six USB ports.
The LX, as well as all other Telluride trim levels, comes standard with a number of advanced safety features as standard. These include Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist with Rear-Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Smart Key with Push-Button Start, Rear Occupant Alert and 2nd Row Safe Exit Assist.
Other trim levels sold include the Telluride S starting at $33,990, the Telluride EX priced from $37,090, and the range-topping Telluride SX priced upwards of $41,490.