F-150 Range Hits Zero Miles and Keeps on Truckin’

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If your F-150 range hits zero miles to empty, it doesn’t mean your trip is over.

Range anxiety is real. For most of us, letting the gas tank in our F-150s dip below a quarter tank is simply unheard of. And that’s probably because we still believe what our forefathers told us about that evil sediment lurking in the bottom of our gas tanks, just waiting to ruin our engines if we dare let our needle sink too close to empty. Now, while science has proven this to be false time and time again, we refuse to believe it.

F-150 Range

It’s also common knowledge that your Ford F-150 range, like most modern vehicles, isn’t exactly accurate. Automakers purposely sandbag the number of miles you have left before your gas tank goes dry. Probably because there are monsters out there who dare push the limits and risk destroying their precious engines.

Those of us who still believe that the world is flat will never know exactly how far our trucks will go once they hit “0 miles to empty.” So we need somebody brave enough to find out for us and report back. And thankfully, popular YouTuber AutoVlog did just that and filmed the results for us.

One would think that a full size truck could only go a few miles once you’re running on fumes, but that certainly isn’t the case here. Driving his 2015 F-150 XLT with the 5.0 liter V8, this brave soul logs nearly 50 miles of highway driving before his truck gives up. Pretty amazing stuff.

Even more amazing is the fact that his Coyote motor didn’t explode immediately after it dipped below a quarter tank. We’ll just chalk that up to luck this time.

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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