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2.7L Engine, How many miles per tank

Hey all, I am just wondering, how many gallons of fuel does the Intrepid hold? I think im getting low around 11 Gallons, which is around 205 to 250 miles. How much fuel is there in the standard fuel tank, and how many miles should I be getting under normal driving circumstances on a single tank. Surely I should be getting more than 205 miles (my last fill up).
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our cars have a 17 gallon fuel tank
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Consistently over 300mi.and up to 400mi on a trip.
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I routinely get 390 to 425 miles to a tank on my 80 mile round trip daily commute in which I average 26-28 mpg. I generally fill up somewhere between 1/4 tank and 'E' depending on where it happens to be on the day I have to fill up to avoid running out the next day. Typical fillup is 13.x to 14.8 gallons for me. I haven't checked the calculations to see if those numbers work out - just ballpark numbers I know I routinely see.

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In the fall, I ran my tank all the way done, the DTE had been on 0 for ~15 miles, and the needle was buried (and I mean buried) on E, when I filled it up, it took 16.8 gallons, and both the EVIC and my math worked out to get ~385 miles to that tank.
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The last time I drove to Florida I filled up only after the low fuel chime went off after having been on "E" for awhile each time and I was getting an average of 400+ miles per tank depending on traffic conditions.
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I have gotten as low as ~250 per tank. That equals about 16 mpg. I drive 20 miles a day to school and back and am lucky if I can go 40 mph.
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My 3.5 has been getting something like 280 per tank (that's when the needle hits below the first red line), which is about 14 gallons. After some intense calculations, I get 20 miles per gallon.
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It really, really depends on how you drive with the 2.7. It is a small engine in a heavy car. When I drive the trep, I can get close to 400 miles pure highway, or about 350 mixed on a tank. I can get roughly 30-ish mpg mixed. When my leadfoot wife drives, it will get about 280-300 mixed on a tank, she will average about 25-ish mpgs. I get better mileage because I also drive a 95 Ford F150 and I have conditioned myself to drive efficiently, because that thing gets around 12 mpg mixed with good driving. If I drive like an ass, I get 9 mpgs. Never good. Also, winter blend gas sucks anyway, you always lose a few mpgs on winter blend.
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The last time I drove to Florida I filled up only after the low fuel chime went off after having been on "E" for awhile each time and I was getting an average of 400+ miles per tank depending on traffic conditions.
I just realized my error... the above statement was true for my previous Intrepid which was a 2.7L.
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