2017 CRV LX AWD Gas Tank is Smaller than the Specs
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    My 2017 CRV LX AWD ran out gas, and stopped at an intersecton. Now it was a good chance to verify the gas tank size, since it couldn't pump even a drop from the tank to power the vehicle to move away from the intersection.

    The road assistance brought 5L gas to me. I went to the nearest gas station (~2km) to fill the tank immediately. The gas gun jumpped at 43.5L. So the actual size is 43.5L+5L=48.5L (12.8Gal). No hidden gallon at this number.

    As per the specs, the gas tank should be 53L (14Gal). But is there any one can fill 14Gal when the last drop has been running out?

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    My husband drove my 2017 CRV Touring last week until it ran out of gas literally right as he pulled into the gas station. And the tank filled up to 12.9 gallons. He commented that he thought it held 14 gallons. Not sure where that other gallon went? I wondered about this as well.

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    This is really surprising if true.

    I've only gotten down to 0 on the mileage remaining meter once, and it only took 12 gallons to fill at the at point. There's a big practical difference between being able to drive ~30 miles at the point I was at vs. ~60 miles.

    For the people who have run out of gas, is the reason that you were expecting to be able to go farther the stated size of the tank and your fuel economy? That's certainly how I figure out when I'm in the danger zone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevevt View Post
    This is really surprising if true.

    I've only gotten down to 0 on the mileage remaining meter once, and it only took 12 gallons to fill at the at point. There's a big practical difference between being able to drive ~30 miles at the point I was at vs. ~60 miles.

    For the people who have run out of gas, is the reason that you were expecting to be able to go farther the stated size of the tank and your fuel economy? That's certainly how I figure out when I'm in the danger zone.
    Yes, I thought I still had some gas in the tank and would go the gas station at end of the day. So 2017 CRV owners shouldn't expect 14Gal (53L). Keep in mind it is 48.5L (12.8Gal).

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevevt View Post

    For the people who have run out of gas, is the reason that you were expecting to be able to go farther the stated size of the tank and your fuel economy? That's certainly how I figure out when I'm in the danger zone.
    My husband was driving, and I wasn't there, but I know it was blinking low fuel. He said the mileage remaining went down from 30 to 10 quickly and then to 0. He thought he had enough to make it to the station off the highway for sure. He didn't realize it would go that low that quickly. I never let it get under 1/4 tank, so I have not had this experience. He does have a bad habit of driving until he gets to the last drop of gas. I was just surprised that it did not fill up closer to 14.

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    Why do people drive until it's empty? I always fill up no less than 1/4 tank left. I've heard and read that doing so, driving till empty, will hurt the engine by sucking up the "what ever" on the bottom of the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SR45 View Post
    Why do people drive until it's empty? I always fill up no less than 1/4 tank left. I've heard and read that doing so, driving till empty, will hurt the engine by sucking up the "what ever" on the bottom of the tank.
    It probably won't hurt the engine, but it can certainly stop up your fuel filter!
    2017 Honda CR-V EX-L in Modern Steel (my wife's ride). I'm soon to add a second V to my garage. Hoping to find a Sandstorm

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    Quote Originally Posted by SR45 View Post
    Why do people drive until it's empty? I always fill up no less than 1/4 tank left. I've heard and read that doing so, driving till empty, will hurt the engine by sucking up the "what ever" on the bottom of the tank.
    With my previous car, the least amount of gas I ever had left when I got gas was .9 gallons. Once, in 11 years. Generally, I had 2 to 3 gallons.

    With my CR-V, if I hadn't read this thread, that one .9 gallon instance would have been me running out of gas a few miles before I got to a gas station.

    Still hoping for more corroboration on the tank size, but it's not sounding good so far.

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    Maybe I am using the information that Honda uses to calculate the Range and current MPG incorrectly; but on my last fillup, I averaged 31 MPG and a full tank generated a Honda calculated mileage on the dash of 400 miles. If I do the math: 400 mile/31mpg= 12.9 gallons of fuel. So to me, the tank holds 12.9 gallons by calculated and matches the actual the above individuals are saying. So seems Honda agrees with us- 12.9 gallon capacity or am I missing something?

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    Anyone recall this Kramer test drives car on Seinfeld (to run out of gas)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuEdU_lrtZk

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