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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Pontiac G6 MPG

Chart is based on 422 fuel economy reports for the Chevrolet Malibu and 46 fuel economy reports for the Pontiac G6.

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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Pontiac G6 MPG

Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2009 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2008 23.4 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2008 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2008 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2007 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2007 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2007 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2007 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2007 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2006 19.9 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2006 24.1 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2006 31.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2006 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2006 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2006 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2006 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2006 31.4 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 2005 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 70 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
2009 4dr Sedan 219-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 32 0 68 70 24.0  
2008 4dr Sedan 219-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 23 24 32 21 80 23.4  
2008 4dr Sedan 164-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 2 23 13 62 78 26.1  
2008 2dr Coupe 219-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 15 35 35 15 60 18.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 25 25 40 55 26.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 224-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 13 18 18 53 68 22.8  
2007 4dr Sedan 224-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 2 4 95 73 23.0  
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. 217-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 6 13 9 71 62 24.5  
2007 2dr Coupe 224-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 19 15 29 37 69 20.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 3 56 36 66 19.9  
2006 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 18 15 20 47 95 24.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 16 19 9 55 67 31.7  
2006 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 32 0 9 59 68 30.2  
2006 2dr Hardtop conv. 227-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 60 30 10 75 17.8  
2006 2dr Coupe 240-horsepower 3.9L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 18 36 25 21 85 22.4  
2006 2dr Coupe 240-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 3 27 30 41 70 20.0  
2006 2dr Coupe 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 2 10 30 58 100 31.4  
2005 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 3 3 25 70 100 26.3  

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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Pontiac G6 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 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
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
too low for a 4 cylinder 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
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Pontiac G6

Pontiac G6 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 164-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I opted to get the 4 cylinder 6 speed automatic because of the higher EPA rating and I have a fairly long commute to and from work. see full Pontiac G6 review
2007 2dr Coupe 224-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Amazingly it gets 30+ on the highway. I usually drive in stop-and-go traffic but still get 20 mpg easily. see full Pontiac G6 review
2007 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Getting 25 city miles see full Pontiac G6 review
2006 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Even with a 6 cylinder, and my overzealous driving, I regularly got 28-29 MPG. This is a mix of highway and city driving in a very hilly area. see full Pontiac G6 review
Pontiac G6 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 219-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
The V6 I drove had MPG ratings slightly worse than the 4-cyl models I was looking at. see full Pontiac G6 review
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. 217-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Not good enough. see full Pontiac G6 review