I spend too much time in gas stations! My Ford Fusion Hybrid has a 13.5 gallon tank but seems to only use about 11 gallons of it. If I go past 0 miles to empty I may pump in 11 gallons of gas; normally just going to about empty I will pump in around 10 gallons. I spoke to a mechanic at my local Ford dealer and he said that you will never be able to use all of the gas in the tank. I can see having a buffer so that you don’t run out of gas immediately when miles to empty goes to zero but a 2.5 gallon buffer seem awfully large.
My previous car was a 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid which had the same size gas tank but I would typically pump in at least 12 gallons when it was near empty. That car didn’t get as good a gas mileage as my Fusion and yet I would typically be able to go around 500 miles on a tank with the Camry. On my Fusion I’m lucky to get 450 miles in warm weather or 400 miles in cold weather.
Another annoying characteristic is that when I first full up the tank the miles to empty will be well over 500 miles; I go ten miles and it down to low 400’s. Do others see these problems with their fusion hybrids?