How to Calculate Gas Mileage

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If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient car, truck, or SUV as your next new vehicle, the team at Corwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT® of Springfield can help point you in the right direction. One thing you need to know is that the gas mileage numbers you see on a new vehicle’s label are EPA-estimated figures. Your actual gas mileage will vary on roads around Republic. 

If you want to know how to calculate gas mileage, read our guide from our service team near Ozark. We’re happy to help in any way we can! 

What Is Good Gas Mileage on Nixa Roads?

Good gas mileage is a relative term. In general (but not always), cars get better gas mileage than SUVs, and SUVs get better gas mileage than pickup trucks. So, you might find a sedan that gets 23 mpg on the highway versus a pickup truck that gets 20 mpg on the highway. However, many sedans could get 30 mpg on highways around. 

While purchasing or leasing a new vehicle from Corwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT® of Springfield, keep the expected gas mileage in mind. But, then you have to factor in the condition of the vehicle and your driving habits when you learn how to calculate gas mileage. You can always improve your fuel efficiency! 

Next, we’ll go over our gas mileage calculator to show you how to calculate gas mileage the easy way.

Step-by-Step Gas Mileage Calculator

It’s easy to learn how to calculate gas mileage in your vehicle thanks to our quick process. Read what to do here:

  1. Fill your gas tank until it’s full.
  2. Reset your trip odometer or record the exact mileage after refilling. 
  3. Discover your gas tank’s fuel capacity by looking in your owner’s manual.
  4. Drive your car as you would normally. If you accelerate quickly or drive above the speed limit on roads, your gas mileage may differ from what you expect.
  5. Refill your tank when it’s ready. If you wait longer to head to the gas station, your gas mileage calculation will be more accurate because you have a larger sample size and you’ve driven your vehicle in a wider range of conditions.
  6. Record your mileage before you leave the gas station.
  7. Divide the number of miles traveled by the number of gallons of gas your vehicle took to refill or the miles driven divided by gallons of gas used. The gas mileage calculator is easy!
  8. Read this example: Your odometer reads 10,430 miles when you head to the gas station. You fill up your gas tank. When you head to the gas station next, your odometer says 10,790 miles. You fill up your gas tank with 15 gallons of gas. You divide 360 miles divided by 15 gallons of gas to achieve 24 mpg for that particular time frame. 
  9. This method is easier than a gas mileage calculator based on ¾, ½, or ¼ full. Always have the miles divided by the amount of gallons of gas, otherwise known as the miles per gallon.

Maximize Your Gas Mileage in Springfield!

Now that you’ve had a chance to use our gas mileage calculator, learn other ways to maximize your gas mileage. Consider a hybrid or electric vehicle if you want to save more on refueling costs. We’re happy to help in any way we can! Contact us or call 417-512-2639 to ask us any questions about gas mileage.

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