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Hi, first time poster, so please bear with me. I could not find this anywhere in the forum before posting this.

I bought my 2019 Kia Rio LX in Rockwall, TX August 2019 after having a 2010 Forte, which I liked quite a bit and a short stint with a Ford Focus, which I did not care for. Anyway, the only thing I have disliked about the Rio is the small fuel tank, which always fills up only to about 10 gallons total. I have great fuel mileage, but fueling up so often is still a pain. I just read last week that my fuel tank is actually supposed to be 11.9 gallons and confirmed this with my dealership. I told them I would keep an eye on it before bringing it in.

Yesterday, I got my fuel range on the computer display down to 25 miles remaining and went to fill it up. 9.25 gallons filled it to the top and I still squeezed the pump handle 2-3 more times for good measure. There are 1.5 - 2.0 gallons unaccounted for. I fuel up every week, so this is not an infrequent event.

Has anybody experienced this or something similar? I am afraid to let my gauge go below zero, but want to eliminate the computer in my troubleshooting endeavor.

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I’ve gotten 10 gallons in our 2018 so far. I kept driving for awhile after the low fuel light came on. I can’t remember how many miles that got me.


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I’ve gotten 10 gallons in our 2018 so far. I kept driving for awhile after the low fuel light came on. I can’t remember how many miles that got me.


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Thanks for your reply, JasonK94Z!

According to MotorTrend, your 2018 should also have the 11.9 fuel tank capacity. I guess I'll have the dealership check it out whenever I have them check my creaky windshield (a minor annoyance and makes noises near the dash when I hit bumps). Both can wait until my next oil change. I'd be interested in hearing more stories. I saw a headline about a recent Toyota recall because of a similar, yet more drastic issue where their cutoff was at 8 gallons although their fuel tank was over 12 gallons and it got me thinking.

I get about 33 mpg, so I assume I could go about that far after my fuel range hits zero, but I'm not likely to test that theory, lol.
 
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