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According to the EPA our Telluride is supposed to get an MPG rating of 20/26/23 (FWD) and 19/24/21 (AWD). How does this compare to real world numbers you guys are seeing? My biggest concern is how it might change over time. Especially during the break in process.

An average real world rating I found was 21 mpg's which when compared to those EPA numbers, raise some questions. That average rating comes from over 4,000 tracked miles. If we can compare our numbers and what's influencing them negatively/positively. I think it'll help to us gain some unique insight.

My expectations have been high due to the newly reworked 3.8-liter V6, specifically to deliver some of the best gas mileage from a big displacement 6 cylinder engine, the 8-speed transmission and slightly lighter curb weight.

How the Telluride compares:

The FWD city/hwy/comb


AWD city/hwy/comb

  • Telluride: 19/24/21
  • Pilot: 19/26/22
  • Highlander: 20/27/23
  • Traverse's 17/25/20
  • Atlas's 17/23/19
 

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According to the EPA our Telluride is supposed to get an MPG rating of 20/26/23 (FWD) and 19/24/21 (AWD). How does this compare to real world numbers you guys are seeing? My biggest concern is how it might change over time. Especially during the break in process.

An average real world rating I found was 21 mpg's which when compared to those EPA numbers, raise some questions. That average rating comes from over 4,000 tracked miles. If we can compare our numbers and what's influencing them negatively/positively. I think it'll help to us gain some unique insight.

My expectations have been high due to the newly reworked 3.8-liter V6, specifically to deliver some of the best gas mileage from a big displacement 6 cylinder engine, the 8-speed transmission and slightly lighter curb weight.

How the Telluride compares:

The FWD city/hwy/comb


AWD city/hwy/comb

  • Telluride: 19/24/21
  • Pilot: 19/26/22
  • Highlander: 20/27/23
  • Traverse's 17/25/20
  • Atlas's 17/23/19
2020 SX AWD, In April of 2019, made a trip to Orlando Fla from Baltimore MD, We experienced
30.9 MPG going to Fla, and 29.9 MPG coming back to MD. Also i will note that I used cruise
control, set at the speed limits as posted. I filled the tank with MARATHON brand 87 octane, made certain the tire pressures were set to the door frame label spec, mode selected to ECO.
I have found that using lesser priced brands of gas, that i get 1.5 to 2 MPG less, also when my
odometer indicates that the vehicle has travelled 3000 miles since the last oil change the mpg drops off some.
Also I am driving in SMART mode around and about, to see what the accumulated mileage will be,
so far,for this type driving I am pleased with the results, anywhere between 24 & 26 mpg.

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