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Learn How To Calculate Driving Distance in Your Lexus with Low Fuel

How Far Can You Drive Your Lexus on Empty? 

What do you do when the low fuel light comes on in your 2020 Lexus RX? Do you start to panic and search for the closest gas station in your area? Do not panic – we have got you covered at Earnhardt Lexus. We can help you drive with a little peace of mind with this guide that answers the question – how far can you drive your Lexus on empty – and teaches you how to calculate your estimated driving distance with the low fuel light on.  


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How To Calculate Driving Distance with a Low Fuel Light On 

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Not sure how far you can drive when the low fuel light comes on? Learn how to calculate the driving distance in your Lexus with some quick and easy math that will give you an approximate driving range. Do not wait too long to fill up at your local gas station – driving your 2020 Lexus ES on empty can have a negative impact on the fuel pump and you run the risk of getting stranded. Get an estimate on how far you can drive with your low fuel light on with these quick steps. 

  1. The low fuel light in your Lexus ES generally indicates that you have 10-15 percent of your total fuel capacity left. To be safe – we recommend you use the lower end of that calculation. 
  2. Check in your Lexus ES owner’s manual to determine how much your fuel tank can hold and calculate 10 percent of that number. For example – the Lexus ES has a 15.9-gallon fuel tank – which means you have 1.59 gallons of fuel in reserve when the low fuel light comes on with 10 percent left. 
  3. To determine how far you can drive with the low fuel light on, you can multiply the average fuel-economy rating for your Lexus ES by the estimated amount of fuel you have left. If we use the Lexus ES as the example, you would multiply 1.59 gallons by 26 mpg combined – for an estimated driving distance of 41.3 miles.  

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Have you always wanted to know – how far can you drive your Lexus on empty? Find out how to calculate the estimated driving distance with the low fuel light on with this quick guide. Visit the Earnhardt Lexus inventory today to find a fuel-efficient Lexus luxury car or crossover in Phoenix!