The distance a Toyota FJ Cruiser can travel on empty (with the fuel gauge indicating empty) can vary depending on several factors, including driving habits, terrain, vehicle condition, and fuel tank size.
The FJ Cruiser typically has a fuel tank capacity of around 19 gallons (72 liters) for most model years. When the fuel gauge indicates empty, there may still be some fuel remaining in the tank, as the empty indication is typically based on an estimated remaining range rather than an exact measurement.
As a rough estimate, when the fuel gauge indicates empty, you may have around 1 to 3 gallons (4 to 11 liters) of fuel remaining in the tank, depending on the vehicle’s design and calibration.
Assuming an average fuel consumption rate of around 15 miles per gallon (6.4 kilometers per liter), and with 1 to 3 gallons of fuel remaining, an FJ Cruiser could potentially travel an additional 15 to 45 miles (24 to 72 kilometers) on empty. Do not rely on this remaining fuel for extended driving, as running the tank dry can potentially damage the fuel system.
It’s always best to refuel your vehicle well before the fuel gauge indicates empty to avoid the risk of running out of fuel unexpectedly and to ensure the proper functioning of the fuel system.