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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Subaru Legacy MPG

Chart is based on 422 fuel economy reports for the Chevrolet Malibu and 400 fuel economy reports for the Subaru Legacy.

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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Subaru Legacy MPG

Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2015 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 77 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2013 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2013 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2012 32.0 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2012 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2011 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2011 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2011 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2011 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2010 23.9 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2010 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2010 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2010 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2009 39.4 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2009 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2009 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2009 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2009 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008.5 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008 23.4 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 81 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2007 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2007 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2007 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2007 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2007 29.5 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2006 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2006 28.4 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2006 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2006 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2006 29.9 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2006 33.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 28.6 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2004 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2003 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2003 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 7 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2003 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2003 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2002 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2002 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2002 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2001 47.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 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 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 0 23 0 77 66 31.0  
2013 4dr Sedan 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light hvy 0 17 24 59 65 24.8  
2013 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med hvy 1 47 12 41 62 28.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med light 0 7 6 88 70 32.0  
2012 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 15 50 35 63 25.0  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills lead light 5 13 40 43 95 22.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 75 15 70 21.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 8 13 36 43 68 27.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 0 90 0 10 65 25.0  
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 6 13 29 52 69 23.9  
2010 4dr Sedan 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 6 15 74 75 26.5  
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 7 16 10 67 67 28.5  
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 5 60 20 15 100 21.4  
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 5 10 85 120 39.4  
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills med none 8 15 33 45 70 24.9  
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 23 17 57 71 23.7  
2009 4dr Sedan 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 2 18 58 22 70 20.4  
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 2 32 19 46 61 25.5  
2008.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 20 70 0 10 120 18.4  
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 50 20 30 100 20.4  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 10 13 18 60 65 27.1  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 2 18 47 34 106 23.3  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 5 7 31 57 72 23.4  
2008 4dr Sedan 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 4 7 8 81 61 26.9  
2008 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat lead none 5 15 15 65 75 27.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 7 16 37 40 68 24.9  
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 0 10 2 88 97 24.6  
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 16 16 5 62 75 21.3  
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med light 48 1 24 26 73 24.6  
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 20 20 20 40 65 26.4  
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 2 8 4 85 72 29.5  
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 8 10 20 63 73 21.1  
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 3 7 10 80 103 28.4  
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 13 24 62 71 27.6  
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills lead light 3 18 32 48 64 22.4  
2006 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 3 3 3 90 87 29.9  
2006 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 10 20 70 50 33.0  
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 23 18 14 44 70 21.8  
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 7 35 16 42 72 21.8  
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills v.lt none 8 9 19 65 57 27.1  
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 38 0 58 88 28.6  
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 17 25 15 43 79 20.3  
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 7 9 21 63 75 22.2  
2005 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 10 50 20 20 100 25.6  
2005 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 9 26 20 45 72 26.1  
2004 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 15 30 55 60 29.0  
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 18 23 58 102 19.8  
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat lead light 0 30 63 7 60 20.6  
2003 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 10 18 73 58 28.5  
2003 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 5 25 8 63 65 21.1  
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills lead light 5 40 25 30 90 25.5  
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 10 50 20 20 55 17.0  
2002 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 0 80 0 20 90 19.6  
2001 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat v.lt hvy 0 0 60 40 70 47.8  

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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Subaru Legacy MPG

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Chevrolet Malibu and Subaru Legacy's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of their real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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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
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Subaru Legacy

Subaru Legacy Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The downside of the H6 is not great gas mileage, but for what you are getting, it is not bad. On the highway with cruise control have managed to get about 30 mpg. In a mix of city and highway it gets 23 mpg. In city only it gets 18 mpg. Again, for AWD not bad, but not great. Want better gas mileage, get the H4 engine. see full Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
With the CVT transmission, rpms stay low and there is no shifting saving on fuel. see full Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Great mileage for an AWD car see full Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
I average 43mpg in a little over half highway driving. I get 55mpg on the highway and about 35mpg in city driving. This is very impressive considering this car's performance. see full Subaru Legacy review
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Better than expected especially for a heavy AWD wagon. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
31 hwy, 22 city see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Good fuel management. 20-23 Mpg city / 25-29 highway. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
My driving styles provides better than stated fuel econcomy. see full Subaru Legacy review
Subaru Legacy Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
A bit thirstier than I had hoped - but the AWD probably has a lot to do with that. see full Subaru Legacy review
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The fuel economy with a 4 cylinder 170 hp engine is pretty disappointing at 22-23 mpg. The AWD system is responsible for some of the loss but I also drive an AWD Acura TL SH-AWD with a 6 cylinder 305 hp engine that is only marginally worse at 18-19 mpg. see full Subaru Legacy review
2008 4dr Sedan 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I do not dislike the fuel econ, its AWD and I knew that going into the purchase, after you walk away from a totaled vehicle, safety becomes the prioroty over fuel econ. Have been able to get 32mpg out of both vehicles with smart driving see full Subaru Legacy review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
heavier concumption due to awd and power see full Subaru Legacy review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Room for improvement without driving below the speed limit. see full Subaru Legacy review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
With a 250 hp engine and AWD, I noticed fuel economy in the high teens to low 20s. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
In town gas mileage is about 20MPG. Highway can be as high as 28MPG but that is rare. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
poor gas mileage for its size. getting about 18 mpg average in mixed driving. the car also requires 91+ octane. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
AWD system is a plus, overall, but fuel economy suffers. see full Subaru Legacy review
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Only get around 23mpg on average see full Subaru Legacy review