Nissan Gas Gauge is Misleading

For more than 12 years, I’ve been staring at this gas gauge that looks like it’s divided into quarters but is actually bigger towards F and smaller towards E. The discrepancy is easier to see with the gauge rotated.

Photo of a gas gauge with the needle almost to full
Nissan gas gauge

It’s just weird and confusing. I’d like to know why they did it this way. The only plausible reason I can think of is that this car has a large reserve of 3 gallons once the needle drops to E and the gas light comes on. So taking the reserve into account, the last ‘quarter’ on the gauge kind of makes sense.

LPT: See the arrow next to the gas pump icon? That tells you which side of the car the gas cap is. Useful in rentals!

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