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Chevrolet Malibu MPG

 

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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr Sedan 196-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 29.38
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With the 202-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu has been averaging 29.38 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Chevrolet Malibus in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 65.5 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (18 percent), in heavy traffic (7 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2012 Chevrolet Malibu in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

2012 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 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

2012 Chevrolet Malibu Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
2012 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
 

2012 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.