We’ve all felt that sinking feeling when the fuel warning light comes on and you’re miles away from the nearest service station. If you’ve ever wondered how far you can get away with driving on empty, this new chart from Your Mechanic has the answers.

The table below lists a number of popular car makes & models, the amount of fuel left in the tank when the light comes on, and the estimated number of miles you can drive on that amount. The figures of course are only estimates – as fuel efficiency depends on a number of factors including the weather, your driving style, the condition of your tyres, the amount of weight in the car and so on. Running completely out of fuel can cause damage to certain cars and can be dangerous, as you could end up stranded on a busy road – so use the information below for research purposes only!

How Far Can You Drive Your Vehicle on Empty?
Make Model Fuel remaining when low fuel warning light is triggered Miles remaining when low fuel warning light is illuminated
Ford F-150 1/16th of a tank 35-80
Chevrolet Silverado Not available 25
Ram 1500 3 gallons 63-87
Toyota Camry 2.6 gallons 65-91
Toyota Corolla 2 gallons 60-84
Nissan Altima 3 gallons 81-114
Honda Accord 2.6 gallons 70-93
Honda CR-V 2.3 gallons 62-78
Honda Civic 1.9 gallons 59-80
Ford Fusion 1/16th of a tank 35-80
Ford Escape 1/16th of a tank 35-80
Toyota RAV4 2.4 gallons 57-74
Chevrolet Equinox Not available 50
Nissan Rogue 3 gallons 78-99
Hyundai Elantra Not available 30
Ford Explorer 1/16th of a tank 35-80
Chevrolet Cruze 2 gallons 56-84
Ford Focus 1/16th of a tank 35-80
GMC Sierra Denali 4 gallons 64-92
Hyundai Sonata Not available 40
Jeep Cherokee 3 gallons 66-93
Nissan Sentra 2 gallons 60-80
Jeep Wrangler 2.8 gallons 47-58
Chrysler 200 3 gallons 69-108
Chevrolet Malibu 2 gallons 50-72
Jeep Grand Cherokee 3 gallons 66-90
Toyota Tacoma 3 gallons 63-75
Subaru Forester 2.6 gallons 62-83
Kia Optima Not available 30
Toyota Highlander 2.9 gallons 58-72
Kia Soul Not available 30
Toyota Sienna 3 gallons 54-75
Subaru Outback 2.6 gallons 65-85
Nissan Versa 2.6 gallons 65-85
Volkswagen Jetta 1.85 gallons 57-85
Honda Odyssey 3 gallons 57-84
Honda Pilot 2.5 gallons 45-62
Ford Mustang 1/16th of a tank 35-80
Ford Edge 1/16th of a tank 35-80
Chevrolet Traverse 2.5 gallons 42-60
Toyota Tundra 4 gallons 60-72
Jeep Patriot 2 gallons 46-60
Toyota Prius 1.6 gallons 76-81
Hyundai Santa Fe Not available 40
Kia Sorento Not available 40
Chevrolet Impala 2 gallons 44-62
Ford Transit 1/16th of a tank 35-80
Mazda 3 2.3 gallons 69-94
Mazda CX-5 2.6 gallons 67-91
GMC Terrain Not available 50

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