How to Calculate Gas Mileage

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The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, rates new vehicles based on their fuel efficiency. While there are a lot of factors that go into these ratings, as you’ll see stated in disclaimers, the actual mileage can vary. If you’re looking for an easy way to calculate your actual gas mileage on Philadelphia roads, keep reading this guide from Land Rover West Chester below! Our team is standing by if you have any questions along the way.



What is Good Gas Mileage?

There’s no set standard for what’s considered “good” gas mileage. However, if you’re shopping around for an SUV, you will experience gas mileage that’s good, but lower than the gas mileage you’d experience in a compact car. This is also true when comparing compact gas-powered cars with gas-electric hybrids; the latter is almost always more efficient.

While buying or leasing a new vehicle, it’s essential to think about what you’d expect your gas mileage to be, then research new or pre-owned vehicles that offer the mileage needed to enhance your Exton drives.

Gas Mileage Calculator: How to Use It

Learning how to calculate gas mileage in your Land Rover vehicle is pretty straightforward. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Fill your gas tank and either reset your trip odometer or record the exact mileage after refilling. You also want to know how much gas your tank holds, which you can do by checking your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
  2. Drive your car as you would normally. Remember, if you accelerate more briskly or slowly or drive differently, your “normal” calculated gas mileage can be different than what you record.
  3. Refill your tank and record your mileage. Waiting longer to refill will make your calculations more accurate since it’s based on a more balanced mix of driving conditions.
  4. Calculate your gas mileage by diving the number of miles traveled by the number of gallons of gas your car took to refill. So, that’s miles driven divided by gallons of gas used.
  5. Didn’t check how many gallons it took to fill up your car? You can go by where your tank was when it was refilled (i.e. ¼, ½, or ¾) and divide out your total tank capacity to get the number of gallons refilled. Then, divide miles driven by that number. This makes the ratings less accurate since the gas gauge is not always 100% accurate. Digital gas gauges let you see exactly how many gallons of gas are in the tank, making it easier than an analog gauge.

Get More Gas Mileage & Service Tips in West Chester!

Want additional service tips to keep your vehicle performing at its best or car buying tips to help you find the new or pre-owned vehicle that’s better suited for your Chester Springs drives? We have you covered at Land Rover West Chester. Contact our team if you have any questions!


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