How far can a Jeep Cherokee go on empty?

I’m always forgetful when it comes to filling the gas tank on my Jeep Cherokee. While I haven’t actually run out of gas so far, I want to make sure I’m covered if the gas light comes on. How far can I drive my Cherokee when it’s on empty?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
On average, the Jeep Cherokee can go right around 45 miles on empty, but several factors will determine how far you can actually drive after the gas light comes on.
The Jeep Cherokee has many model years, so the distance may vary between a brand-new model versus an older model based solely on the accuracy of the gauge. Another thing to consider is where you drive. If you’re on empty on the interstate, you can generally go further than you would if you were driving in the city.
Finally, the engine you have will dictate how far you can go on empty. Some of the older Jeep Cherokee engines are less efficient than new ones today, so you won’t be able to go as far when the gas tank is empty.
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