How long can a Kia Soul run on empty?

I’m trying to make a huge road trip without wasting any money on extra gas. I know that most cars aren’t actually empty when they say empty, but I don’t know how much gas they still have. For how long can you usually drive in a Kia Soul when it’s on empty?

Joshua Levy · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Most cars keep somewhere around a gallon of fuel in their reserves, just in case you don’t notice the needle dipping too low. But some cars are more efficient than others. In the case of the
Kia Soul
, you can typically drive about 43 more miles when it says you’re out of gas.
But keep in mind that driving while low on gas is bad for your car. As is the case with any kind of pump, it’s meant to maintain a flow of material. When you drive without the gas you need, you’re actually forcing the fuel pump to overheat and training your engine to react to low gas input.
As a result, you could unintentionally cause your engine to start working ineffecieintly. To make sure your car stays in peak condition for as long as possible, it’s typically best to keep your tank at least partially full. But if you’re strapped for cash and don’t want to put down any extra money on gas, try offsetting the cost by saving on car insurance with
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