By Brandon on Feb 23 2012
Category: Moving Guides

Rental Truck Fuel Calculator

Rental trucks are a great way to complete a DIY move, both local and long distance. Although a great option for DIY moving, the fact remains that rental trucks have never been synonymous with fuel economy. Ten years ago that may not have mattered, but today fuel prices seem to rise almost daily.

So how do you know how much money you should expect to pay for gas? Luckily for you, we have created a nifty rental truck fuel calculator to help. Unlike other rental truck fuel calculators, we take into account the size of the truck, fuel type (regular or diesel) and the varying conditions of truck rentals on the road today. One fuel calculator we tested didn't take into consideration anything aside from the total miles driven which, needless to say, was not a very accurate resource.

Truck Fuel Calculator

Average MPG for Moving Truck Rentals

The miles per gallon (MPG) will vary from truck rental to truck rental, and our fuel calculator will account for many of those variables for you. On average you should expect your rental truck to fall within the MPG ranges below.

Truck Size MPG Range
10-12' 8-12
14-16' 7-11
17' 6.5-10
20-22' 5-9
24-26' 4.5-6.5

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