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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Focus MPG

Chart is based on 422 fuel economy reports for the Chevrolet Malibu and 1060 fuel economy reports for the Ford Focus.

Chevrolet Malibu MPG

Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2015 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2014 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2012 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2011 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2010 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2010 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2009 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2009 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2009 28.6 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2009 29.9 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2008 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2008 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2008 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2007 31.1 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2007 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 19.5 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2005 40.4 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2005 32.7 MPG Highway Percentage 79 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2005 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2004 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2004 27.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2004 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2003 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2002 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2001 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan 196-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 3 31 66 70 27.4  
2014 4dr Sedan 196-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 0 1 63 36 74 26.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 7 18 10 66 68 29.4  
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 22 18 58 67 28.1  
2010 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 61 13 18 70 22.6  
2010 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 14 16 33 38 73 25.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 4 39 28 29 56 22.1  
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 19 45 34 78 27.1  
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 3 12 9 76 65 28.6  
2009 4dr Sedan 164-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 0 10 10 80 100 29.9  
2008 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 3 78 15 60 22.6  
2008 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 20 30 30 20 75 22.1  
2008 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 11 17 19 53 65 26.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 16 29 5 50 82 31.1  
2007 4dr Hatch 217-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 4 13 30 54 117 22.3  
2006 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 28.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 5 25 38 33 60 25.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 144-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 30 30 30 65 28.0  
2006 4dr Hatch 240-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 12 20 18 51 75 19.5  
2006 4dr Hatch 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 11 41 46 72 25.6  
2005 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 0 13 0 88 84 40.4  
2005 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 7 5 9 79 63 32.7  
2005 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 17 36 39 73 26.7  
2004 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 12 23 63 67 31.0  
2004 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 12 18 15 55 68 27.7  
2004 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 6 31 25 38 78 25.3  
2003 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 3.1L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 9 16 19 56 96 24.5  
2002 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 3.1L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med light 2 1 35 62 71 25.4  
2001 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 3.1L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 13 45 10 32 63 25.4  

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Ford Focus MPG

Ford Focus Ford Focus 2015 39.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2015 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2014 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2013 34.7 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2013 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2013 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2013 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2013 35.2 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2012 31.9 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2012 40.0 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2012 34.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2012 32.3 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2012 31.2 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2011 28.7 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2010 33.6 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2010 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2010 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2009 34.2 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2009 34.4 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2009 32.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2009 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2008 36.2 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2008 30.9 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2008 36.8 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2008 33.2 MPG Highway Percentage 82 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2007 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2007 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 81 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2007 32.6 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2007 33.8 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2007 31.5 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2007 35.4 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2006 15.5 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2006 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 1 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2006 30.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2006 27.7 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2006 32.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2006 29.8 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2006 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 34.6 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2004 32.8 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2004 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2004 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2004 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2004 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 30.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 31.4 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 34.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2002 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2002 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 14 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2002 31.4 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2002 32.0 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2001 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2001 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2001 31.8 MPG Highway Percentage 9 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2001 31.8 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2001 32.6 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2000 28.6 MPG Highway Percentage 91 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2000 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2000 32.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2000 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 100 39.0  
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 1 5 29 65 65 29.4  
2014 4dr Hatch turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 50 50 55 25.8  
2013 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med light 1 2 22 74 71 34.7  
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 2 29 41 28 75 24.6  
2013 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 15 80 0 5 75 25.6  
2013 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 85 15 65 25.4  
2013 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 8 23 69 73 35.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 75 20 5 60 31.9  
2012 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 8 17 39 36 71 40.0  
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 13 17 70 82 34.0  
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 4 20 21 55 68 32.3  
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 6 20 14 60 68 31.2  
2011 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 45 8 10 38 78 28.7  
2010 4dr Sedan 143-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 65 0 25 120 33.6  
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 15 13 34 40 90 29.7  
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 1 33 26 39 64 30.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 4 7 15 74 69 34.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 9 24 13 55 72 34.4  
2009 2dr Coupe 143-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 3 58 40 70 32.9  
2009 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 19 24 25 32 60 27.0  
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 8 21 35 35 64 36.2  
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 4 15 36 45 72 30.9  
2008 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 4 21 26 49 69 36.8  
2008 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med light 0 0 18 82 68 33.2  
2007 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 1 55 0 45 106 25.4  
2007 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 5 5 9 81 74 28.9  
2007 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 22 4 74 60 32.6  
2007 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 5 95 70 33.8  
2007 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 31.5  
2007 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 8 18 7 67 64 35.4  
2006 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 15.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 80 19 1 70 22.3  
2006 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 8 38 50 64 30.8  
2006 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 12 16 26 47 83 27.7  
2006 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 15 30 15 40 65 32.2  
2006 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 15 10 71 70 29.8  
2006 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 15 15 30 40 70 25.0  
2005 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 20 30 40 110 26.9  
2005 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 5 0 0 95 73 30.0  
2005 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 14 28 51 63 29.4  
2005 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 9 11 27 54 60 34.6  
2005 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med light 8 24 24 44 77 26.4  
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 13 4 25 58 96 26.3  
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 23 25 33 20 65 21.9  
2005 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 2 37 57 72 27.9  
2004 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 0 5 90 65 32.8  
2004 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 5 35 0 60 75 26.5  
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 80 31.0  
2004 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 9 27 25 39 60 23.3  
2004 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 0 29.3  
2003 4dr Wagon 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 6 8 20 66 68 29.1  
2003 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 3 58 40 75 30.5  
2003 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 1 6 23 70 57 27.5  
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 7 11 25 57 98 31.4  
2003 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 30 10 10 50 102 26.5  
2003 2dr Hatch 145-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 5 10 75 70 31.0  
2003 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 1 14 25 60 65 28.8  
2003 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 30 60 75 29.0  
2003 2dr Hatch 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 40 60 65 34.0  
2002 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 40 10 0 50 120 29.4  
2002 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 8 36 42 14 86 22.5  
2002 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 14 17 23 48 70 31.4  
2002 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 13 3 83 65 32.0  
2001 4dr Wagon 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 0 20 80 120 21.2  
2001 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 50 0 0 50 75 30.0  
2001 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 1 67 23 9 66 31.8  
2001 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 8 15 78 75 31.8  
2001 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 7 33 33 27 75 32.6  
2000 4dr Wagon 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 8 2 0 91 68 28.6  
2000 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 70 0 30 60 27.3  
2000 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 10 10 10 70 80 32.0  
2000 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 50 0 50 90 28.9  

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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Focus MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
The EPA rates the Malibu turbo 21 mpg city, 30 highway, below the Fusion 2.0T's 22/33 and the Sonata 2.0T's 22/34. The V6s in the Accord and Altima also do better?so much for the inherent fuel economy advantage of a turbocharged four over a V6. The trip computer confirmed the EPA ratings, with a little over 30 in straight 75 mph highway driving and anywhere from 19 to 27 in the suburbs depending on the frequency of reds and the heaviness of my right foot. Go with the traffic flow, and you'll split the difference at about 23. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 196-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
We are seeing beteer fuel economy over our 2009 Malibu w/2.5L 4-cyl engine. Just turned 5,000 miles & have gotten just under 34 MPG on hwy & 28 MPG around town. I expect this to improve, especially the hwy MPG. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far the dash display average is fluctuating between 37 and 40 mpg with mixed interstate (65%)/suburban (35%), "light accelerator foot," speed limit driving; at least 40% better than my prior V6 Toyota Solara. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2012 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Wanted something fairly roomy, but cheap to run. It has filled the bill in that respect. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Good overall. Highway mpg can be 30-32 mpg. In city driving (stop and go) with short trips more like 18-19 mpg. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2010 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My fuel economy has been better than the EPA ratings. Having said that I don't drive the car hard. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2010 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
2.4 liter 4 gets 30+ on the highway. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very good, 21 in fixed driving, up to 33 on the highway. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I drive 50 miles each way to work and the highway mileage is excellent see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Outstanding highway fuel economy. City fuel economy could be better but my driving is limited to fairly short distances with mostly stop and go. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
30-32 mpg on I70 from Indy to KC at 70 mph, 24 around town. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
Chevrolet Malibu Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
too low for a 4 cylinder see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2011 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
V6 is 5 mpg less than 4 cyl. The 4 cylinder has sufficient power but the V6 is more responsive. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2008 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
gets mid teens in the city hilly driving see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2006 4dr Hatch 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
To get something close in horsepower, you need a 6 cylinder and the inherently lower fuel economy that comes with that vs. a 4 cyl. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2004 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Less than manufacturers claim see full Chevrolet Malibu review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Ford Focus

Ford Focus Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 Yes, the most impressive aspect of the Focus ST's engine is its fuel economy. A Mitsubishi Evo is rated 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway by the EPA. A MazdaSpeed3, 18/25. The Ford Focus ST easily exceeds them both, with guilt-free EPA ratings of 23/32. Not that the engine's performance isn't also impressive. With 252 horsepower and 270 foot-pounds of torque, the limiting factor at low speeds is the ability of the front tires to transfer this power and torque to the pavement. At higher speeds it's quick, but not blazingly so. At 3,300 pounds, the Focus ST is too heavy for that. The car's quietness and refinement aren't entirely without a downside. The turbo's boost comes on as a smooth surge, not with a punch to the lower back. Consequently, the Focus ST doesn't feel as quick as it is. see full Ford Focus review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Ford Focus

Ford Focus Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Have never managed to achieve the posted fuel economy average for this car (26), even with extremely careful driving,70% highway. Driving it hard nets only a few mpg worse than hypermile type driving. see full Ford Focus review
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Very good highway mileage; city mpg average at best see full Ford Focus review
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
Decent fuel economy. Hitting over 30mpg and occasionaly above 35. see full Ford Focus review
2012 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
It has more horsepower, torque and is quieter than my other car, but gets 4 mpg higher fuel economy in the same driving. see full Ford Focus review
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Three days of extensive driving only burned up 1/4 of a tank. see full Ford Focus review
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Good fuel economy, getting 30 MPG in town see full Ford Focus review
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Hard driving - stop and go on the highway gets me 30+ mpg. see full Ford Focus review
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
With mixed highway and city driving and a medium heavy foot, I still average about 31mpg. see full Ford Focus review
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The fuel economy is great on a fixed income, and allows us to be able to do a few more things and go a few more places. see full Ford Focus review
2009 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The rated 27 mpg is on the money. I have gotten as high as 37 on the highway. Nice feeling to pass the gas station more often without having to buy gas. see full Ford Focus review
Ford Focus Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
It's relatively easy in the other Focus models to average low to mid 30's for economy. This matches the EPA estimates. But the ST struggles to achieve anything close to EPA estimates in the real world. Mileage is more like a minivan than a small sedan. They should have included better engine management (like stop/start) or even separate fuel maps for economy and Sport modes. see full Ford Focus review
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Great fuel economy. Abt 30 mpg with hard highway driving and abt 26-27mpg with all suburban driving. see full Ford Focus review
2007 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
30+ mpg really is not nearly good enough. see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Poor in town and highway. Extremely disappointed. I would not mind the 20mpg if this was translated into 0-60 times of 6 seconds - but it is not. I have no idea where the fuel goes - it is certainly not converted into power. see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Economy is somewhat disappointing for a compact - I average 22 mpg around town. see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It was only rated at 24mpg by Consumer Reports - and with a smaller, less powerful engine than the 3 (which was rated at 25) see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Fuel economy at 30 mpg (average) was OK but not spectacular. I blame the 4 speed automatic for that and suspect I might have done better with the 5 speed manual. see full Ford Focus review
2004 2dr Hatch 145-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Lower than expected (23-24mpg avg), but performance makes up for it. see full Ford Focus review
2003 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
It is very heavy on fuel. Around 11.5l/100km in town and 7.0 to 8.0l/100km on the open road. see full Ford Focus review
2003 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Suburban fuel economy is acceptable, at nearly 30 mpg. But on the highway, with the engine spinning well over 3,000 rpm, fuel economy also struggles to crack 30. Many much larger, much more powerful cars achieve better highway fuel economy. Some owners have fitted the fifth gear from the related transmission in the Mazda6 to get more of an overdrive. see full Ford Focus review