Jay Mack

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Hey there - I have a 2017 awd gx Kluger - even when range is less than 10kms I can only ever fill up with 60 litres of fuel which gives a range of around 420kms - is this normal as the fuel capacity is listed at 72 litres ? Many thanks for any ideas / thoughts ! J

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Can't say I've kept track of the litres going in but based on the fuel usage reading in getting 10.4 litres per 100km.
I use 91Ron fuel. Funnily enough I found i get better mileage from caltex fuel as opposed to BP.
Between 30 anr 50 extra kms per tank.

I've got the 2wd model. I do mostly highway kms, maybe 20% city. But my route has quite a few steep climbs. If it was flat I'd expect between 8-9 litres per 100.

I think the awd should only be half a litre off the 2wd.

Unless you're doing all city kms your fuel economy seems a bit off to me.




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We had an Avalon 2004 from new and the fuel light would come on and the trip computer would count down and when it said zero km left in tank I could still do 170km,

I worked it out that when the fuel light came on there was still 17 litres left in the tank it was a 70 litre tank so light came on when 53 litres used.

I complained to Toyota about this as to me it was useless having a low fuel light when you still have 17 litres in the tank  and they advertised the Avalon as having a huge 70 litre tank to cruise all over Australia. Their reply was it was acceptable and they didn't want people to run out of fuel, what rubbish. Anyway I just used the light as a guide that I still had 17 litres in the tank.

I think the most I ever put in it was 64 Litres, I assume the Kluger is the same as the day I complained a gent with a Prado said his was the same.

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This is how it has been with Toyota (and many other manufacturers) for 20+ years

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Most cars will warn of low fuel long before there is no fuel.   There is a reason for this plus it also saves people from having to walk long distances... 🙂

The fuel gauge is only an indicator not a precise instrument.

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