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Chevrolet Malibu MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
13 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 12 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 16 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 17 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 22 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 32 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 34 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 45 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 51 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 35 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 34 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 29 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 15 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 17 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 17 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
49 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
50 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
51 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2016 2016 4dr Sedan turbocharged 163hp 1.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 33.74
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With the turbocharged 163hp 1.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu has been averaging 33.74 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibus in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 78 miles per hour (36 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2016 Chevrolet Malibu in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
2015 2015 4dr Sedan 196-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27.42
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan 196-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.18
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan 196-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 29.38
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 196-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.28
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 252-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 22.58
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 196-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.53
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 164-hp 2.4L I4 Hybrid 4-sp automatic FWD 29.9
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 252-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 22.11
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 196-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27.12
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 169-hp 2.4L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 28.62
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 252-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 22.6
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 196-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 22.1
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 169-hp 2.4L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 26.17
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2007 2007 4dr Hatch 201-hp 3.5L V6 4-sp shiftable automatic FWD 22.33
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 252-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 31.11
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2006 2006 4dr Hatch 164-hp 2.4L I4 Hybrid 4-sp automatic FWD 16.29
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2006 2006 4dr Hatch 201-hp 3.5L V6 4-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.62
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 164-hp 2.4L I4 Hybrid 4-sp automatic FWD 28.07
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 201-hp 3.5L V6 4-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.5
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 252-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28
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2005 2005 4dr Hatch 201-hp 3.5L V6 4-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.83
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 201-hp 3.5L V6 4-sp shiftable automatic FWD 40.39
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 252-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 32.73
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2004 2004 4dr Hatch 201-hp 3.5L V6 4-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.33
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 201-hp 3.5L V6 4-sp shiftable automatic FWD 30.99
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 252-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.17
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 201-hp 3.5L V6 4-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24.53
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 201-hp 3.5L V6 4-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.36
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2001 2001 4dr Sedan 201-hp 3.5L V6 4-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.38
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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 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
2.4 liter 4 gets 30+ on the highway. 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
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
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
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
 

Chevrolet Malibu Gas Mileage (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's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.