Miles per gallon calculator

Estimate your car’s real miles per gallon (MPG) in few clicks

Fill the tank, check the miles. Next time check the fuel used and mileage difference since last fill-up

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Vehicle Minimum Paid Maximum Paid
Mazda Protege, 2002 400 2100
Kia Sedona, 2003 325 2100
Chevrolet Impala, 2007 325 1100
Chevrolet Caprice, 2005 275 900
Jeep Compass, 2007 375 3250
GMC Van, 2001 350 1900
Chevrolet Impala, 2009 475 2100
BMW - 328, 2009 375 1900
Mazda MazdaSpeed Miata MX-5, 1994 250 1775
Nissan Maxima, 2006 725 2350
Audi A7, 2008 675 4300
Porsche Cayenne, 2005 950 12750
Ford - E350, 1988 450 1850
Nissan Maxima, 2003 425 2100
Dodge Caravan, 2007 250 1800
Mitsubishi Galant, 2003 650 1900
Chevrolet S-10, 1998 575 2500
Saturn Outlook, 2007 650 3100
Ford Focus ST, 2013 550 2700
BMW - 325, 2004 475 3250
Chevrolet Escape, 1985 350 1100
GMC 300, 1983 325 975
Ford - F-150, 2002 950 5750
Volkswagen Beetle, 1970 300 1200
Audi TT, 2002 750 3500
Dodge Neon, 2005 475 1100
Pontiac Torrent, 1990 725 2100
Nissan Altima, 2005 425 3200
Hyundai Accent, 2016 375 1900
Dodge - Ram 1500, 1998 875 3650
Chrysler Sebring, 2005 475 2200
Honda Odyssey, 2003 650 1900
Chevrolet 3500, 1990 375 1100
Ford Fusion, 2006 425 2599
Ford Bronco, 1995 475 3700
Avanti Motors Avanti, 1981 350 1900
Hyundai Sonata, 2004 425 2150
Chevrolet Malibu Limited, 2012 325 1750
Nissan Altima, 2009 475 3200
Ford - F-150, 2006 550 4800
Chevrolet - Express 3500, 1989 450 1775
Lexus - SC 430, 2002 750 4100
Buick Park Avenue, 1991 575 2300
Subaru Outback, 1996 450 1900
Dodge Dakota, 2001 750 7900
Ford Focus, 2003 450 2100
Volkswagen Jetta, 2015 575 6500
Chevrolet - Van, 2001 250 750
Acura TL, 2002 475 1850
Subaru Impreza, 2015 425 2900
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Average MPG by Most Popular US Cars

Fuel economy is one of the key factors to consider when buying a vehicle, in addition to the comfort, price, safety, and modern design of your new four-wheel companion. So, when you’ve made up your mind about how much money you are ready to spend on your purchase, it’s also worth looking into mileage per gallon (MPG), since this figure will directly impact your vehicle’s running cost.  

The miles per gallon calculator is a smart online tool that will enable you to estimate fuel consumption when planning your next trip or breaking down monthly costs. Likewise, knowing the gas mileage is essential to calculate the petrol volume you need to drive a specific distance. Otherwise, there is a great risk of getting stuck somewhere in the middle of the road with an empty tank. 

The table below outlines the average MPG rates for the most popular cars in the US in 2022.

Car Model

Highway MPG

City MPG

Honda Accord



Ford F-Series Pickup



Ram 1500



Honda Civic 



Toyota Camry



Nissan Altima



Toyota Corolla 



Chevrolet Silverado 



Chevrolet Malibu



Ford Fusion 



Hyundai Sonata



What Affects the Car’s MPG

An MPG calculator relies on distance, fuel volume, and fuel cost, and works as a real mileage estimator for specific situations. Obviously enough, the higher the MPG, the higher the fuel efficiency rate.

In the meantime, the average MPG rate varies by car make, model, year, and age, and depends on driving speed. Thus, driving on a highway at a consistent speed will reduce fuel usage, and stop-and-go city traffic will produce the opposite result. However, there are a number of other factors and aspects that impact fuel efficiency:

  • Driving style: Aggressive and speedy driving, as well as intermittent braking and acceleration, will noticeably increase fuel consumption (up to 30%) and reduce your gas mileage accordingly;
  • Driving distance: Short distance drives will eat up more gas since it takes energy and time for your vehicle’s engine to warm up. For a comparison, lengthy trips are more cost-effective; 
  • Car maintenance: Regular and diligent car maintenance is the key to avoiding and preventing many problems with your vehicle. The same is true for optimizing fuel consumption. By changing oils, filters, and brake pads and cleaning filters, injectors, and sensors in time, you’ll naturally maximize the MPG rate;
  • Tires condition: Low tire pressure and worn tires work to increase road friction and make the engine consume more fuel to accelerate and maintain speed. Keep an eye on your tires’ condition to maintain fuel efficiency; 
  • Oil quality: By reducing the engine friction and taking care of engine parts, proper oil matters for your gas mileage as well. Synthetic oils changed on a regular basis will help level up the MPG; 
  • Climate and weather conditions: In cold weather, you need to heat your vehicle before heading on a trip. This will take more fuel accordingly. Hence, those who live in regions with a harsh cold climate report reduced gas mileage for their vehicles; 
  • Engine damage: Worn out or damaged engine parts and elements might drastically reduce the engine performance and cause a significant fuel consumption increase. Maintain your engine in a good serviceable condition to keep your gas mileage high;
  • Added loads: A vehicle loaded with passengers and cargo or towing a trailer or caravan will consume more fuel than the same vehicle driven empty. 

How to Calculate Miles per Gallon

Miles per gallon, or MPG, rate is the indicator of your vehicle’s gas efficiency. Though the actual gas mileage is influenced by many factors, you can calculate an average figure on your own or by using an MPG cost calculator.   

Before doing any calculations, you need to have the following info at hand:

  • Driven mileage;
  • Consumed fuel in gallons.

You can either take an estimated distance and average gas consumption rate, or make actual measurements by recording how much fuel your vehicle consumes when driving a certain distance.

The general calculation formula is as follows:

Miles Traveled / Gallons Used = Miles per Gallon

Meanwhile, an average MPG calculator will save you the trouble of doing the math and help you plan your trips and calculate car-related expenses in a more efficient manner. Besides, you’ll be able to calculate not only in miles and gallons but also in liters and kilometers. 

Consider Selling Your Totaled Car to JunkCarsUS

If you notice that your vehicle eats up too much fuel and no tweaks help, it might be the right time to switch to a new model or even consider buying an electric car. And JunkCarsUS will readily buy your old vehicle, whatever its state. 

Whether you seek to sell your fire-damaged car or even a heavily damaged vehicle after a serious car crash or collision, feel free to contact us. And you can use our total loss value car calculator to get an initial price estimate. 


How do I figure miles per gallon?

There are two options in front of you. You can use the average miles per gallon calculator or you can calculate the gas mileage on your own by:

  1. Recording the mileage driven;
  2. Figuring out the fuel gallons used to cover the above distance;
  3. Diving the mileage by gallons to get an MPG rate for that trip.

How do I know my fuel tank volume?

Depending on your car size, it has a 12 to 16-gallon tank. To know for sure, you can refer to the owner manual for your vehicle or simply google your car make and model.

How to increase my car’s MPG rate?

Car manufacturers normally specify the average MPG rates for highways and city drives. Yet, those figures can change under the impact of multiple other factors. To improve your gas mileage and maintain it at an optimal level, watch your driving style and ensure your vehicle is in a serviceable condition and is duly maintained.

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