Is the 2022 Kia Telluride Good on Gas?

Gizmo Highlights:

Does the 2022 Kia Telluride get good gas mileage?

The fuel economy of this Telluride model is:

  • Standard compared to all other cars.
  • Standard compared to other non-hybrid cars.
  • Substandard compared to other non-luxury cars.
  • Good compared to other mid-size SUVs.
  • Good compared to other 6-cylinder cars.

The 2022 Telluride has a standard fuel economy, with a combined gas mileage of 23 MPG (20 MPG city – 26 MPG highway). In comparison, the average car in 2022 has a gas mileage of 23.95 MPG (not including fully electric vehicles).

The 2022 Telluride is 4% less fuel-efficient than the average vehicle and is in the 48th percentile of fuel economy for all cars.

  • LX FWD SUV – 20/26 MPG (23 MPG Combined)
  • EX FWD SUV – 20/26 MPG (23 MPG Combined)
  • SX FWD SUV – 20/26 MPG (23 MPG Combined)
  • S FWD SUV – 20/26 MPG (23 MPG Combined)
  • LX AWD SUV – 19/24 MPG (21 MPG Combined)
  • S AWD SUV – 19/24 MPG (21 MPG Combined)
  • EX AWD SUV – 19/24 MPG (21 MPG Combined)
  • SX AWD SUV – 19/24 MPG (21 MPG Combined)

The 50th percentile or median gas mileage for all cars in 2022 is 23 MPG. You can generally gauge how good a car’s fuel economy is by looking at which percentile of gas mileage it falls under.

If your gas mileage is above the median, you are better than the majority. If your gas mileage falls below the 50 percentile, then most people have a better gas mileage than you.

Consider the 0-35th percentiles as bad, the 40th-60th percentiles as acceptable, and the 65th-100th percentiles as good.

Cost of Fuel

The 2022 Kia Telluride takes regular unleaded, the price of which will vary depending on where you live.

At $3.5 per gallon of regular unleaded, driving this SUV will cost you:

  • 1-mile trip: $0.15
  • 5-mile trip: $0.76
  • 15-mile trip: $2.28
  • 10000 miles per year: $1521.74
  • 12500 miles per year: $1902.17
  • 15000 miles per year: $2282.61

When driving 15000 miles per year, the average and median cost of fuel for all cars is $2676.92 and $2550 respectively (in 2022).

The 2022 Telluride is 14.7% less costly to drive than the average vehicle in 2022. It is in the 31st percentile of fuel costs for all cars, meaning it’s less expensive to drive than most vehicles.

Range

The 2022 Kia Telluride can go 432.4 miles on a full tank of gas.

Compared to other cars, the range of the Telluride fares okay. The average range for all vehicles, in 2022, is 417 miles. Its range falls into the 63rd percentile, above the median of 414 MPG.

By Vehicle Category

The 2022 Kia Telluride is classified as a mid-size SUV. The average and median fuel economy for this segment is 21.1 MPG and 21 MPG, respectively. This puts it in the 68th percentile of the gas mileage for mid-size SUVs.

The 2022 Telluride is a non-luxury vehicle. Non-luxury cars are, on average, 20.8% more fuel-efficient than their luxury counterparts.

The average gas mileage for non-luxury cars is 26.52 MPG.

The average SUV has a gas mileage of 23.41 MPG. The 2022 Telluride is 1.75% less fuel-efficient than the average SUV.

By PowerTrain

The 2022 Kia Telluride is a gas car. This means that the car is powered by a gasoline engine, which takes gasoline as a fuel source.

The average combined gas mileage for a gas car is 22.75 MPG. At 23 MPG, the 2022 Telluride is 1.1% more fuel-efficient than the average gas vehicle. It is in the 52nd percentile of gas mileage for the segment, putting it above the median of 22 MPG.

The 2022 Kia Telluride is fitted with a 6-cylinder engine. The average and median fuel economy for a 6-cylinder car is 21.34 MPG and 21 MPG respectively.

Horsepower-Gas Mileage Multiple

The 2022 Kia Telluride has a gas mileage-horsepower multiple of 6693 MPG.HP. The average mid-size SUV has an MPG-HP multiple of 7368. The higher the number, the better.

The gas mileage-horsepower multiple is an easy-to-understand indicator of how efficiently the powertrain moves the vehicle, relative to its power.

Heavier vehicles and cars with undersized engines will typically have lower scores. Sports cars and hybrids typically score higher. It’s best to compare scores with cars that are in the same vehicle category.

Vs. Other Kia Cars

2022 Kia cars have an average fuel economy of 29.77 MPG. The median (50th percentile) is 28 MPG. With a gas mileage of 23 MPG, the Telluride is one of the brand’s less fuel-efficient vehicles in 2022.

There are 22 2022 Kia models and trims (by per engine spec) sold in the United States. The Telluride ranks 18 by fuel economy, tied with the 2022 Sportage SX Turbo.

Carbon Emissions

The 2022 Telluride emits 12776 pounds of carbon per year.

The average 2022 automobile, driving 15000 miles, burns roughly 13149 pounds of carbon per year.

Gizmo Score

We score the fuel economy of the 2022 Kia Telluride based on how well it fares when compared to other vehicles of its year. An average or standard score is 50.

Many factors are considered, such as the vehicle’s category, power, weight, and engine size (relative to other vehicles). For example, if a full-size pickup truck and a small sedan both do 25 MPG, the full-size pickup truck will typically have the higher score. This is because 25 MPG is considered excellent gas mileage for a pickup truck, but bad gas mileage for a small sedan.

All factors are not weighed equally, however. Most points go towards the fuel economy relative to all vehicles.

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