View Full Version : Range after fillup only 255 MILES?!?

08-09-2007, 07:04 PM
I've been searching around these forums and people have reported getting 300-344 after fillup on their range meters. How come I only get 255? I've been really careful with my driving but it only seems to make only somewhat of a difference. On my last tank I got to 252 until my gas light went on. PLEASE HELP! :nails:

08-09-2007, 09:41 PM
I've been searching around these forums and people have reported getting 300-344 after fillup on their range meters. How come I only get 255? I've been really careful with my driving but it only seems to make only somewhat of a difference. On my last tank I got to 252 until my gas light went on. PLEASE HELP! :nails:

Hi -

In my car I have not yet allowed the gas light to go on - how many gallons does it take to fill after the 255 miles? 10? How large is the reserve?

I have had results similar to yours with my 2006 xB manual trans (purchased new in May 2007; has 650 miles on it as of today 8/9/07). On my two fillups so far, I have gotten between 25 and 26 mpg.

This is no huge surprise for me, as I live in the NYC suburbs. I have had disappointing MPG's in previous cars.

1994 Saturn SW2 auto trans: For the first 5-6 years I got 15 to 16 mpg in suburban driving. After the car was broken in, mpg jumped to about 20. Highway mileage was always good - over 30, as I keep my speed down.

2000 Sienna: Still get 12-13 around town; 25 on the road.

The big difference with my xB is that with MT I really notice the numerous red lights and stop signs, since I have to start from first gear a whole lot.

How are your mpg's on 100% highway driving? I would have it checked out if any less than 30.


08-10-2007, 01:52 AM

Go to the dealer and have it checked out.

I agree you are getting crappy mileage, there is something wrong with your car.

How many times are you going to post with the same concern.

08-11-2007, 04:53 AM
I've been searching around these forums and people have reported getting 300-344 after fillup on their range meters. How come I only get 255? I've been really careful with my driving but it only seems to make only somewhat of a difference. On my last tank I got to 252 until my gas light went on. PLEASE HELP! :nails:

That's exactly what I get. Sounds like you are driving mostly city with a lot of stop and go I don't think there's anything wrong with your car.

08-11-2007, 07:15 AM
According to the onboard calculator I get even less if it makes you feel any better. I'm at about 600 miles and I'm resetting it after each fill-up. The latest is saying 19.5 mpg. I do 100% city driving though. I've only been on the freeway like twice with this.

I suspect it will get better too as I put some more miles on it.

You're getting 21 based on those #'s and what people are reporting. 12 gallons at the light?

08-11-2007, 06:19 PM
yep mileage is not bad... I am averaging about 24mpg I have about 5300 miles and about 70% is highway

08-13-2007, 02:37 AM
just about. 11.4 gallons

08-23-2007, 02:36 AM
ive got about 980 miles on my 08xb calculation on the dash is at 28.0 and when i fill up i do it myself and i havent gotten below 28.5. got it with 61 miles on it so that is part of the 28.0. mostly rural driving small towns couple of lights etc.

08-23-2007, 12:07 PM
I get about 255 also. I thought that was normal......maybe I should get this checked out!! BTW I'm at 2010 miles.

08-23-2007, 02:27 PM
I too was only getting about 240 because I didnt want to let the car get to low. Well since we all know this is a learning computer, that is where my car reset to after filling up. I have about 4200 miles on my car now. Last week we went to a dealer show and the light came on while we were heading there. My husband didnt want to stop on the way back until we got back close to home about 24 miles. I was really concerned but we made it and than my guage reset to 273 miles to empty. I believe they have a 14 gal tank and we put 13.3 gal in at that time.

08-25-2007, 01:23 AM
I do mostly city driving and tend to get about 260 miles on a tank. I think my gas mileage is running 21-23mpg and I'm at 4800 miles.

08-29-2007, 05:54 PM
You're having the same semi-frustrating new buyer's experience I was having.
For the first 1800 miles I was only getting about 22 MPG in my Scion XA. Now I am @ 3300 miles and it has steadily climbed to about 30 MPG. Just give it like a month and you should see major improvement.

09-02-2007, 03:35 AM
Yeah i'm only getting about 27 miles per gallon and around 260 when the light comes on Don't stress man your car is fine. Remember those other guys may not be using the A/C you might be they may be driving more highway than you as well. Everyone will have different mpg always. No 2 people have the same driving habits. so it's ok. I'm thrilled because i went from an rx-8 getting 15-18 so i'm happy with my 25-27 range.

09-02-2007, 03:43 AM
well im a tc but we have the same engine so i get to about 310 when my light comes on.. do you guys have the same sized tank? and are you auto or manual? i wait til im empty to fill up.. thats usually at about 360-370 or 13.6 gallons air conditioning and spirited driving as well

09-02-2007, 08:14 PM
2006 1/2 xB - At 3 months of ownership and 960 miles, my most recent fill-up indicated 20 mpg. 90% stop and go local traffic and about 100,000 red lights - the only thing I hate about suburbs (Long Island).

09-02-2007, 11:53 PM
I would take it into the dealer and have them check the fuel trim and reset your computer. It's free if you complain enough and it is under warranty.

09-05-2007, 02:13 PM
When I first got mine, the range, at highest was 270's in the first two fill-ups. After a couple and now 3,000 miles on it, I've been able to get at least 315 miles from a tank averaging 26 mpg total.

I did notice though with each fill-up that the range would increase.

11-08-2007, 10:22 PM
damm i got 10thousand miles and still getting about 250 on a full tank think my cars broken use to get better milage on my 2000 gs 300 straight 6 auto and i would get better milage in that thing then my xb

11-08-2007, 11:07 PM
After I fillup my range always goes over 300. Usually 310 or 320 once it resets.

I usually get about 300-320 off my tank before I fill up, so its pretty accurate I guess, haha.

11-08-2007, 11:34 PM
what oil are you running ? thick oil drops mpg.

11-09-2007, 03:06 AM
It all depends on how Slow/Fast you drive and what type of Driving you do!!!!!! City or Highway!!!!!!

11-09-2007, 03:13 PM
I filled up this morning and this was my range... Not shabby!

11-10-2007, 04:20 PM
How the hell are you getting 338 miles??? The range may adjust as you drive. Do you reset your tripometer on fillup and get about the same results? That's a hugh difference. I filled up and my range was I think 280 or 260.. i think it said 280 though.

11-12-2007, 08:58 PM
still no where close to that im looking at 235 240 for miles i run 93 all the time bdont race stop light to stop light dont know what s wrong with my car

11-13-2007, 10:10 PM
My mileage is doing better then the original estimate of 338 at the moment. I'm at around 232 miles on the trip A and my range is still like 156 or something! Therefor, I should expect around 340-360 or so miles until I fill-up, very nice :clap: :clap:

11-17-2007, 10:31 PM
No way.. I dont believe it. All smoke and mirrors ;)

Anyone else want to elaborate on this? Is this possible?

11-19-2007, 04:18 AM
I just filled up again today, 338 again. I promise you!

11-19-2007, 10:25 AM
are you mainly driving freeways?

11-19-2007, 01:48 PM
If I had to guess, it would be like 70% freeway, 30% city roughly.

11-20-2007, 02:44 AM
I normally get about 300-315mi out of a 11 gallons of gasoline... mixed city & hwy.

11-22-2007, 06:05 PM
I got 345 coming over from Las Vegas, but I was using cruise control all the way home. If I didnt use Cruise control I'd get around 260-270.

11-25-2007, 04:23 PM
damm thats still alot more than me i do mostly hiway bout 85% and only getting tops 245 at 70 mph

11-25-2007, 04:27 PM
but what does you average MPG say?!?!?!?!?!

11-25-2007, 04:36 PM
my range was reading 305 for a full tank and then I had pulled my gauges for painting and reconnect and now it says 265 when I fill up! Gotta reset Computer I guess!!

12-01-2007, 06:22 AM
hey guys, sorry to go a little off topic, im curious bout the gas milage also, but what octane gas are u guys running? and what brand? im from cali, i know we got one of the crappiest gas here, but ive heard we can use 87 on our rides, but i feel id rather use 89, 91 is just too expensive here, so wanna know what u guys r using and what brand, thanx

12-01-2007, 06:35 AM
I use Chevron 87 regular exclusively. No pinging, good response. I have 3500 miles on my xB, and have been getting 26-28mpg average - real mileage based on miles driven and gallons at fill-up, not the trip computer (which said about 1.5 mpg more than I actually got). My last two tanks I ran down to the fuel light coming on (353 miles and 332 miles) and when I filled up each time the "miles 'til empty reset automatically to 341 miles each time. My best actual mileage to date was on a trip from Walnut Creek to L.A. (the 353 mile jaunt) which the trip computer said 30.9 mpg, but the real calculation revealed 29.8 mpg.

12-01-2007, 06:40 AM
so the trip computer pretty much adjusts itself to ur driving right? i was thinking of using chevron, see a lot of that here, ive used mobil b4 and i see more response with the shell gas but sometimes hard to find, and chevron ive tried and see some good response from my old wrx, i just dont see the performance response from 76 or mobil, i used to always use 91 on the wrx, are most of u other guys using 87 also? any better performace or gas milage using 89??

12-01-2007, 06:47 AM
You can spend the $$, but unless you have some engine mods, there is NO reason to use anything more than regular 87. Keep in mind, your WRX was a turbo charged hipo engine; this is a 4 cylinder Camry motor.

12-01-2007, 06:55 AM
o ok, gotcha, still thinking in the subie mind hehe, gotta get out of that, what mods u got on ur ride? u got a link to ur list Cionide?

12-02-2007, 03:23 PM
im going back to the dealer for my 3rd free oil change and going to complain about the milage im only getting 200 miles a fill up and i use 93 all the time what the hell

12-02-2007, 03:27 PM
got better milage from my lexus auto straight 6 and 80 on the hiway all the time and got way better milage then

12-02-2007, 03:27 PM
2slow4u, how many miles do u have on ur ride right now?

12-02-2007, 03:33 PM
got 11567 to be exact

12-02-2007, 03:34 PM
200 miles on a full tank? and urs is a 2008 xb?

12-02-2007, 03:41 PM
yes sir 08 xb bought it in june

12-02-2007, 08:10 PM
You say 200 miles on a "full tank". How many gallons exactly? What's the actual mpg?

12-03-2007, 06:55 AM
Okay, so I'll make everyone feel a little better. :P

Here's my real world data -

Date Mileage Fill MPG
9/1/2007 732 11.7
9/15/2007 958 11.5 19.65
9/29/2007 1123 8 20.63
10/22/2007 1268 8.2 17.68
11/15/2007 1483 10.9 19.72
11/30/2007 1708 10.45 21.53

I got a 2008 Scion XB in June. I put very little mileage on my cars, as you can see by the time passed between fill-ups. I own my own business, drive about 5 miles back and forth to work each day and that's about it. Almost all my driving is stop and go city traffic. I've been on the highway 6 times tops with the car.

You can see, the mileage isn't so hot, but it's getting better with each tank as the motor is getting some miles on it.Even though it's not what I hoped, I'm still happy it's much better than my full-size pickup I owned previously.

BTW - I also have a brother who has an 2008 xb and bought it aout 2 weeks prior to me. He works with me, puts a little more miles on his car, but again all city driving and he get's about 1 MPG more than I am right now, but he has double the mileage.

Hope this helps!


12-03-2007, 05:21 PM
my first tank I got 28.64 356 miles all stock. now with 18's I'm getting 27.8 mpg 351.3 miles/ 12.638

12-03-2007, 09:26 PM
a know something that i have noticed in my xb2 is that, even though we have a 14 gallon tank- we have a 2 gallon reserve.

as soon as the light goes on- and i fill up- i fill up till i hear the click- which is normally right around 12 gallons.

so on my i guess you can say 12 gallon tank- i get about 280-300

12-03-2007, 10:48 PM
wish i got those numbers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12-04-2007, 03:55 PM
Ok... has anyone here pulled a "Kramer" yet?

I have been super ____ed that I bought a car with a 14 gallon fuel tank, yet every time I have run the tank down to E with 0 miles left to empty, I can only get 11.5 gallons into the tank on fillup. After reading all of your posts, I have decided to ride around today at lunch and see if I can squeeze another 30-40 miles out of the tank. Right now, I am at 266 for the tank and it says 2 miles to empty.
Since I average 24.5 mpg, I should be able to get just over 340 miles per tank. I am just curious if anyone else has done this too.

Oh yeah, I have had the car 4 weeks to the day and have almost 2K miles on it.


I am not driving fast, I am just FlyinLow...

12-09-2007, 08:02 PM
a couple fill ups ago I got 210 miles on 12.5 gallons. I drove like crap though. When I actually drive like I should I get abotu 250 miles on 12 gallons.

Last time I filled up I drove almost 40 miles with the gas light came on and didn't run outa gas. Don't think there was much left in the tank at that point, and got 280 miles on it. I think I averaged 19mpg.

oh yea, and I'm at 9k miles right now