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Hi guys,
I have the Corolla Cross L trim with FWD only. I put over 680 miles on it since mid November.
I noticed that, when the Low Fuel/Empty light comes on and I go to fill it up, I can only put in 9.5 gallons in it. I don't overfill the tank - if it clicks, I stop fueling. The analog gauge shows Full. The range estimate (DTE) showed between 280 and 310 miles after each fill up, not more. The mileages vary between 29mpg to 32mpg.
The advertised tank size is 12.4 gallons. If I can put in only 9.5 gallons at each fill up, does that mean there's 3 gallons of reserve fuel. Seems a bit excessive. It is almost 25% of the tank capacity. On my previous cars I would have about 1 gallon of reserve fuel - 20 to 30 mile of driving range.
The ones of you who own this car, have you noticed this issue? How much do you put in the tank when you fill up?
 

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I'm not that worried, just annoyed. The specs say 12.4 gallons. I can understand 1 to 1.5 gallons of reserve fuel, but 3 gallons!? Does that mean I can drive another 100 miles after the Fuel Empty light comes on?
And come on, what sort of Sports Utility Vehicle shows you just 300 miles of range with a full tank of gas. It is barely enough for the Corolla sedan. They should have made the tank a bit bigger. 15 gallons would have been more SUV like.
For 300 miles range might as well buy an all electric vehicle.
 
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