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2020 Kia Telluride: Class-Competitive Mileage for the Ride

2020 Kia Telluride

Kia’s new 2020 Telluride is the automaker’s biggest SUV, and not surprisingly, it has some of the lineup’s smallest numbers when it comes to fuel economy — though it is rated a couple of mpg better than some competitors. The new three-row SUV is EPA rated at 20/26/23 city/highway/combined mpg with front-wheel drive.

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The Telluride’s sole engine is a 291-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s offered with front- or all-wheel drive and in LX, EX, S and SX trim levels. With AWD, it’s EPA-rated at 19/24/21 mpg.

That’s competitive with several other three-row SUVS. In base AWD trim, the Honda Pilot is rated at 18/26/21 mpg, and an AWD V-6 version of the Chevrolet Traverse is rated at 17/25/20 mpg. See how those models compare here.

The 2020 Kia Telluride goes on sale later this year. It’ll start at $32,735 for a base LX, front-wheel-drive model, and $34,735 with all-wheel drive; all prices include destination. We look forward to bringing you our driving impressions of the Telluride once we get in one.

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