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Just got back from our almost 2000 mile road trip, avg'd 35 mpg running about 80 mph over most of the trip :)

I noticed a couple times when the low fuel warning light came on (along w/ the warning "ding") I had 40 miles to go on my range marker. Got down to 15 miles one time, filled up and I only got 12.5 gallons on the fill. Got down to 20 miles on another warning, only got 12 gallons on the fill. So I guess VW figures 4 to 5 gallons in the reserve is adequate, and I guess that's better than actually running out when it says 5 miles left lol.

But also nice to know I actuyally have a 550+ mile range vs. the 420 miles that it states on the dash :)
 

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I"m confused. what do you mean by 4-5 gal reserve? you realize its a 13.2 gal tank?
lmao, I feel so stupid, been driving my Jeep JL w/ 17 gallon tank as my primary vehicle daily, so glad you posted this, and as I hit my head against the wall it's all becoming much clearer. I guess VW didn't factor in owner stupidity. Sure glad I didn't push the VW further down the road to the next station, as I may really have been pushing it lol.
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Yea that's funny. Higher mph cars can get away with small tanks. I bet the range on the jeep would be so low with a 13 gal tank. This is surprisingly 0.5 gal smaller size than the jetta we traded in for the taos.

In all fairness, the manual says "not available at time of printing" for tank capacity. My wife tried to look it up

I understand your large reserve comment though! My duramax fuel light comes on with 17 of 24 gal consumed. It drives my wife nuts when I keep driving it further. I figure it's for when you are towing max loads and getting much less mpg or large distance between stations. I can drive to work for days with the fuel light on and still only put in 20 gal.
 

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Yea that's funny. Higher mph cars can get away with small tanks. I bet the range on the jeep would be so low with a 13 gal tank. This is surprisingly 0.5 gal smaller size than the jetta we traded in for the taos.

In all fairness, the manual says "not available at time of printing" for tank capacity. My wife tried to look it up

I understand your large reserve comment though! My duramax fuel light comes on with 17 of 24 gal consumed. It drives my wife nuts when I keep driving it further. I figure it's for when you are towing max loads and getting much less mpg or large distance between stations. I can drive to work for days with the fuel light on and still only put in 20 gal.
Yeah I'm sure glad I didn't just go rogue and keep going thinking I knew how much gas we had in reserve, that would have been tragic :(
 

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Thanks for asking regarding the CEL, it's been off ever since we left the dealer back in Sept. about 3500 miles now. We have an appt to get the valve/pump replaced next month but I'm not getting it done if the CEL stays off. I assume a new part would also be prone to sticking, so if ours is currently in a free-flowing state why mess w/ a good thing :)
 

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Interestingly, the 4Motion supposedly has a bigger 14.5 gal tank. Presumably because it's such a gas guzzler!
13552-2022TaosTechnicalSpecsFinal.pdf (vw.com)

A 2000 mile road trip is pretty good. No issues? Is your CEL staying off? :)
Oh, and also no other issues, the drive has been great and getting used to a few things that were new to us has worked out just fine. Enjoying the Taos more than we were a few months ago, and it's been an overall quiet, comfortable, and efficient vehicle for us, and that was our primary goal w/ this new car.
 

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Oh, and also no other issues, the drive has been great and getting used to a few things that were new to us has worked out just fine. Enjoying the Taos more than we were a few months ago, and it's been an overall quiet, comfortable, and efficient vehicle for us, and that was our primary goal w/ this new car.
Glad it's running well. And 35mpg overall (on regular) is nice too!
 
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