How much usable fuel does the Kia Soul have? Yes, it comes with a 14.26 gallon capacity tank, but how much of that 14.26 is actually usable? Surely when one runs out of gas, there's still SOME fuel in the tank.
I'm always waiting till I'm on fumes before I fill up because I don't go anywhere and am always next to a gas station. The most I've ever put in is 12.5 gallons and I always fill it till overflow, despite being told by every human being that I shouldn't do so. My excuse is that my car is always garaged and even when out, it is seldom in the sun for more than a few minutes to maybe a half hour.How much usable fuel does the Kia Soul have? Yes, it comes with a 14.26 gallon capacity tank, but how much of that 14.26 is actually usable? Surely when one runs out of gas, there's still SOME fuel in the tank.
from what I understand the fuel pump draws from the bottom of the tank all the time so this is never a problem, but your right about the rest :sneakiness:It's never a good idea to run your tank really low because it increases the risk of picking up water from the bottom of the tank or other contamination. Also, fuel pumps use the fuel itself for cooling, so intermittently sucking air can cause possible overheating.
Plus the driver will get overheated if the car suddenly stops in the middle of nowhere.
Well, you still had a little cushion! Eh?I almost always fill up when getting down to the 1/4-1/3 tank. Did have the 'gas' icon go on and took 12.5 gallons to fill 'er up.
they increased it by 6L on the 2014 models, remember this is a small car you only have so much space for a fuel tank, so a large gas tank on a large vehicle is much more easy to install.Last month, I ran mine (2013 Soul Base automatic) down to "20 Miles" on the Range indicator and the low fuel light was flashing. Pulled in to the station, found a level spot, and it clicked off at 11.5 gal. Would not take any more. This is probably my only gripe about the car. Love it, but wish it carried maybe 14-15 usable gal.
My last vehicle was a 2005 Chevy Venture minivan with a 25-gal tank. I got 26MPG driving to Wisconsin, so 500 miles was easy with still almost 1/4 tank showing.
This is exactly right. Fuel is drawn from the bottom of the tank anyway so sucking up debris is really a non-issue. However, the pump depends on gasoline to help keep it cool. The people I know that are always running out of gas - some of whom I'm related to, of course - are also constantly burning up fuel pumps and needing my help for repairs.from what I understand the fuel pump draws from the bottom of the tank all the time so this is never a problem, but your right about the rest :sneakiness: