How many gallons of gas does a car hold?

I’d like to keep my car as full of gas as possible, but I’m also trying to put together a budget. On average, what’s the standard number of gallons of gas for a car to hold?

Some cars will hold more gas than others, so the answer depends on the kind of car you drive.
Small cars typically have tanks that hold about 12 gallons of gas, while larger cars can hold as much as 15 gallons or more. If you really want to know how much you’ll be spending on gas, it might be easier to [track your gas mileage]​​( for a few weeks and start budgeting from there.
Since you’re starting to budget, consider looking into other ways you can save money on car expenses. While regular maintenance can help you save on repairs in the long term, finding a new policy with Jerry could help you save hundreds this year.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 18, 2021

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