Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mid Hudson Valley, NY (USA)
Re: 2017 Sienna | Gas Tank Question
It's worse than just the inconvenience of running out of gas.... In the final throws of 'running out', your fuel system will be running overly lean and misfires will occur. A single "running out of gas" incident can cost you your catalytic converters as they will quickly overheat and melt down internally. Yes, running out of gas can cost you about $3k in repairs!
For that reason, manufacturers have gone almost universally to gauges and lights that will prompt you to refuel with 3-4 gallons remaining. Maybe even more...
Current: '15 Sienna Limited Premium (FWD), '14 Subaru Outback, '13 Honda CRV AWD.
Past: '08 Sienna LE (FWD), '02 Subaru Outback, '02 Honda Odyssey EX