# Fuel reserve

When my low-fuel light came on, it says 45 miles remaining. Then 40 a minute later.

I filled up, and it took 19.117 gallons.

Capacity is 22.5, so that means 3.38 gallons left.

So the 40 miles remaining would be true if the car got 11.8 MPG, which is possible if you were towing uphill.

That is pretty good that they didn’t pad it a crazy amount. My Odyssey and Sequoia would go 50-60 miles after they each said 0 miles left, which I found annoying. I don’t need to be tricked by the car — I just need the actual true information. Seems like Audi did that.

When my low-fuel light came on, it says 45 miles remaining. Then 40 a minute later.

I filled up, and it took 19.117 gallons.

Capacity is 22.5, so that means 3.38 gallons left.

So the 40 miles remaining would be true if the car got 11.8 MPG, which is possible if you were towing uphill.

That is pretty good that they didn’t pad it a crazy amount. My Odyssey and Sequoia would go 50-60 miles after they each said 0 miles left, which I found annoying. I don’t need to be tricked by the car — I just need the actual true information. Seems like Audi did that.

Today I fueled when it said 10 miles left, and it took 20.214 gallons. So 2.286 gallons left.

Assuming 17 mpg, it would use 0.588 gallons to get to 0. 2.286 — 0.588 = 1.7 gallons left at 0.

So 30 seems possible. Plus if you were that low, you would be driving carefully. So yes, 30. I would pref that 0 mean 0, but they have to account for towing with a loaded car. If they just padded it to help the driver, then I object.

I was on a road trip a couple weeks back and I drove past a sign that said last gas for 112km, checked my gauge and the fuel tank said 110km remaining. Knowing it had a reserve I figured I would press on.

Past the sign was a big mountain climb of several hundred metres over 5km or so. I drove up the hill and at the top my fuel now read 60km.

I slowed down a bit after that, and fortunately it was mostly downhill after that. I was able to coast at speed without consuming fuel for most of the remaining trip.

The range meter hit 0 about 14km away from our destination. That second warning of «find gas NOW» is loud, I don’t recommend triggering it.

We made it fine, and filling the tank it took 77l of fuel. Its 85l total, so I was probably good for another 80km at most.

Next time I’ll fill it sooner.

I was on a road trip a couple weeks back and I drove past a sign that said last gas for 112km, checked my gauge and the fuel tank said 110km remaining. Knowing it had a reserve I figured I would press on.

Past the sign was a big mountain climb of several hundred metres over 5km or so. I drove up the hill and at the top my fuel now read 60km.

I slowed down a bit after that, and fortunately it was mostly downhill after that. I was able to coast at speed without consuming fuel for most of the remaining trip.

The range meter hit 0 about 14km away from our destination. That second warning of «find gas NOW» is loud, I don’t recommend triggering it.

We made it fine, and filling the tank it took 77l of fuel. Its 85l total, so I was probably good for another 80km at most.