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Posted by Tweecer on April 18, 2006, 9:56 pm
The tank is 11.9 gallons - I have gotten 50 MPG going 60 70 MPH - tank range
is over 500 miles with two gallons left in the tank.

Posted by KB on April 19, 2006, 5:23 am
Tweecer wrote:

I just filled my tank with 52 litres of fuel (13.7 gallons) - perhaps
the metric tanks have a larger capacity! ;-)
Driving all day NON-STOP at 113km/h (70.214 mph) my car travelled 920 km
(571 miles) before the fuel indicator started flashing and could have
travelled up to at least 1000km (621 miles) before the tank was empty.

Travelling at 100km/h (62mph) or below however produces MUCH better fuel
economy with a tank range in excess of 1100 kilometres (683 miles)

Posted by Marilyn & Bob on April 19, 2006, 6:08 pm
 It's not a "metric tank", but outside of North America, the Prius does not
have a bladder in the tank, so it can take more gas.  Check your manual for
the specifications.

Posted by KB on April 20, 2006, 6:15 am
 Marilyn & Bob wrote:

You didn't seem to get the joke. Of course there is no such thing as a
metric tank, but the rest of the world just can't resist having a laugh
at the fact that you're still using the imperial unit system......

The bladder seems to make a hell of a difference to the capacity. I can
put in nearly 14 gallons, but with a bladder most people seem to have
trouble getting as much as 10.
It's a bit inaccurate for Toyota to claim the vehicle has a 45 litre
(11.9 gal) tank worldwide. This seems to be an average between the
non-bladder and bladder tank capacities.

Posted by Tweecer on April 21, 2006, 3:14 pm
 America can't resist laughing at the rest of the backward world -

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