How long can I drive my Toyota with the fuel light on?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Yaris on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 5:23 pm
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How far will my Toyota go on empty?

Pretty much every driver knows the stress of a fuel gauge hitting “empty.” But how much further can you actually drive with a gas gauge at “E?” How far will my Toyota go on empty?

Model Average Distance (Miles)
Toyota Camry 43.16
Toyota Corolla 45.47
Toyota RAV4 35.69
Toyota Avalon 35.28
Toyota Yaris 38.71
Toyota 4RUNNER 35.94
Toyota Tundra 45.06
Toyota Tacoma 39.01
Toyota Highlander 40.12
Toyota Prius 57.48
Toyota Sienna 39.70
Toyota Camry Hybrid 77.44

Toyota Lineup Average Distance on Empty

car gas gaugeHow far you can go on an “empty” tank varies depending on your vehicle. “Tank on Empty” compiles data submitted by drivers to determine the average miles a car will travel once the gas gauge hits empty.

The range a vehicle can travel on empty depends on multiple factors. The obvious one is the vehicle’s fuel-economy ratings, but the size of your car’s gas tank also makes a difference.

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For the Toyota lineup, hybrid models like the Prius and Camry Hybrid lead the way. Efficient cars like the Camry and Corolla are also near the top of the list. Vehicles with larger gas tanks, such as the Tundra and Highlander, also turn in respectable ratings. Non-hybrid models average between 35-45 miles for a range on empty.

These numbers are just averages. Actual mileage will vary depending on many factors. It is advised to fill up your gas tanks a soon as you can once the gauge hits empty.

Colonial Toyota offers many efficient Toyota models. Our inventory can be viewed here on our website. Schedule a test drive to get behind the wheel of one of our cars.

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One Response to “How long can I drive my Toyota with the fuel light on?”

  1. Musowi says:

    Distance to cover for Toyota Ractis with 1.390 cc

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