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Low Fuel Light On A Dodge? (All Information)

On this blog we’ve written extensively about Dodges and their specific characters. One of the questions we have to answer too is how many miles a Dodge can drive when the gas light indicates it’s empty. It’s good to know that this differs for every Dodge and also mainly depends on the size of the reserve tank and the fuel economy. Let’s start with a quick answer:

On average, a Dodge has between 1.5 – 2.75 gallons (5.67 – 10.4 liters) in the reserve tank when the low fuel light illuminates. On average, that means a Dodge has 36 – 46 miles left before the reserve tank runs out of fuel entirely.

However, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Below we’ve outlined the reserve tank size of Dodges that were sold in recent years. Furthermore, we also calculated how many miles each car has left in the tank based on the engine and the fuel economy that engine gets. Read on!

Reserve Tank Size Of Dodges

  • Charger: 2 gallons (7.5 liters)
  • Challenger: 2 gallons (7.5 liters)
  • Caliber: 2 gallons (7.5 liters)
  • Dakota: 2.75 gallons (10.4 liters)
  • Dart: 3 gallons (11 liters)
  • Durango: 2 gallons (7.5 liters)
  • Grand Caravan: 1.85 gallons (7 liters)
  • Journey: 1.5 gallons (5.67 liters)

How Many Miles Are Left?

  • Charger: A 3.6L has 46 miles left when the low fuel light illuminates. The 5.7L Charger has 38 miles left and the 6.4L has 36 miles left.
  • Challenger: A 3.6L has 46 miles left when the low fuel light illuminates. The 5.7L Challenger has 38 miles left and the 6.4L has 36 miles left. The 6.2L supercharged engine has 32 miles left.
  • Caliber: The 1.8L Caliber has 52 miles left when the low fuel light illuminates. The 2.0L has 48 miles and the 2.4L has 44 miles left.
  • Dakota: the 2WD 3.7L has 46.75 miles left when the low fuel light illuminates. The 2WD 4.7L has 44 miles, the 4WD 3.7 and the 4.7L both have 41.25 miles left.
  • Dart: The 1.4L has 93 miles left when the low fuel light illuminates. The 2.0L has 81 miles and the 2.4L has 72 miles left.
  • Durango: The 3.6L has 42 miles left when the low fuel light illuminates. The 5.7L has 34 miles left and the 6.4L has 30 miles.
  • Grand Caravan: A Dodge Grand Caravan has 37 miles left when the low fuel light illuminates.
  • Journey: A Journey has 30 miles left when the low fuel light illuminates.

How To Check The ‘Distance To Empty’?

Besides these manual calculations it’s also good to know that Dodges keep track of how many gallons you’ve left in your tank themselves. Using this number, and your current fuel economy, the car calculates DTE or Distance To Empty.

If you want to know how many miles you’ve got left exactly then you can scroll through the instrument cluster of the car using the arrow buttons that are on the central instrument panel or on the steering wheel of your car. DTE will show up eventually and tell you how many miles you’ve got left. DTE resets automatically when you refill your car.

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