Kia Telluride surprised experts with fuel consumption

Kia Telluride surprised experts with fuel consumption

February 20, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published data on the actual fuel consumption of Kia Telluride.

According to the EPA, the front-wheel-drive version of the Kia Telluride has a city fuel consumption of 20 miles per gallon of Regular gasoline. In more familiar values, this is 11.8 liters of fuel for every 100 kilometers. Outside the city, a large Korean is able to overcome 26 miles per gallon, that is, consumption is only 9 liters per 100 km!

As for the all-wheel drive version, its performance is slightly less good. In the city of Kia Telluride, AWD consumes 12.4 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers (19 miles per gallon), and 9.8 liters on the highway. Note that both versions are equipped with one power unit – this is an atmospheric V6 with a volume of 3.8 liters and a return of 295 hp, with which the 8-range automatic is docked.

Thus, in the United States for the pleasure of traveling 25 miles (40 kilometers) on a large all-wheel-drive crossover Kia will have to pay $ 2.71. A year, driving 15,000 miles (a little more than 24,000 km), the owner of Telluride will spend $ 1,650 for gasoline provided that 45% of the mileage falls on country trips.

In addition, the EPA has data on the model of Volkswagen Atlas – this crossover is not very different from the Telluride in size. With a 3.6-liter gasoline engine, the Atlas all-wheel drive outside the city consumes 10.2 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers, and in city conditions it is 13.8. Annual expenses are $ 1,800.

The information that publishes the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be trusted. In November 2012, experts of the organization revealed that Hyundai and Kia were doing subscriptions, deliberately understating passport fuel consumption. Koreans had to pay compensation to the owners of 900 thousand cars – this is $ 395 million.