If you’re interested in an impressive ride like the Kia Telluride, you’re likely interested in the versatility, space, and power offered to you. While many rides may impress in these aspects specifically, the Telluride was designed with innovation in mind—setting its sights higher. In addition to its versatile performing, the Telluride performs with efficiency and grace.
Could the Telluride be the efficient and effective ride you’ve been looking for around Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, Michigan? Find out in this piece from our team at Feldman Kia of Novi, where we explore the Kia Telluride MPG.
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The most important factor that influences fuel efficiency is the engine working under the hood. Here, the Telluride will delight. Its 3.8L Lambda V6 engine pumps out 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also paired with an 8-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, which works to seamlessly distribute the force produced by the engine.
This powertrain enables the Kia SUV to earn an EPA-estimated 20 city/26 highway MPG.1 This proves particularly impressive when considering the size and class of the automobile.
The powertrain of the Telluride is also configured with selectable Drive Modes. You’ll be able to choose from Comfort, Sport, Smart, and Eco. Using these, you can optimize for different desired performances. For example, select Eco if you want to optimize fuel economy further.
As a utility ride, the Kia Telluride also comes with an accommodating interior. Inside, you’ll find 178.1 cubic feet of passenger volume and 21 cubic feet of cargo volume—enough space to seat eight with room left over for storage. Not to mention, the 5,000 pounds of maximum towing capacity when properly equipped!
While the Telluride does offer this space, you will want to ensure you remove any gear, bags, luggage, or equipment you have stored in the cabin once you reach your destination. You will want to do so because these items can add weight to the ride, which in turn makes it work harder and can lead to less than optimal MPG.
Removing unnecessary items from the cabin can help you ensure that you’ll have optimal fuel economy, keeping you away from those pesky pumps.
There are some other ways in which you can maximize your Telluride’s performance in terms of the MPG you are able to earn. For instance, utilizing the standard Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control-Curve can help preserve fuel and promote a smooth and even-keeled driving experience.
Additionally, these practices can help you optimize your fuel economy:
Planning your trips
Avoiding rush-hour traffic
Shifting gears efficiently when utilizing the semi-manual Sportmatic™ Sports Shifter
Impressed with the Kia Telluride MPG? Want to learn more about its performance? You’ll definitely want to get behind the wheel for a test drive. Schedule an appointment with our team at Feldman Kia of Novi and we’ll have you out on those Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, MI, streets in no time!
1 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.