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2013 Chevy Malibu Estimated 22/34 MPG


Perhaps a little disappointing for those who had their eyes on the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, GM is estimating that its entry-level 2.5-liter model will get an EPA rated 22-mpg city, 34-mpg highway.

While not confirmed by the EPA, the numbers fall well short of the base Nissan Altima, which is rated at a class leading 27-mpg city and 38-mpg highway. The new Bu is also behind the base Toyota Camry which is ranked at 25-mpg city and 35-mpg highway.

Importantly, however, the new Malibu should come out on top when paired up against the upcoming 2013 Ford Fusion, which in base trim is estimated to get 22/33 mpg. Ford will offer a 1.6-liter EcoBoost Fusion as well, which is expected to achieve 26/37 mpg, though at a price premium. And while that is right on par with the higher-mpg Malibu Eco model which is rated at 25/37 mpg, Ford will also offer a full hybrid capable of an estimated 44/47 mpg.

For more on GMs eAssist mild-hybrid tech and why it isnt competitive, click here.
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Kreachur 07-23-2012 06:26 PM

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I have to be honest I'm a little upset with the engine options.... i mean i'm all for the eco engines and such and i really do like this car's style but wouldn't buy it because it's just too slow.....i want the 3.6L back. i know it's not the fastest in the world but it gets reasonable mileage and you can have a little bit of fun when you're driving it

nutcrunch 07-23-2012 08:32 PM

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I'm really pleased with the Eco's 2.4. Feels much better than the 2.2 in our 06 Malibu and has all the power we need.

cp-the-nerd 07-23-2012 10:07 PM

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2.0T comes in the fall or winter with 259 horsepower/260 ft-lbs of torque. If its like the previous gen Ecotec turbo, it'll respond well to mods if not offer a stage two kit from the dealer. The Cobalt SS and Solstice GXP could be boosted to 295 hp/320 ft-lbs and retain the factory warranty.

Kreachur 07-24-2012 09:38 PM

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Really?? Now that's awesome! It's just the amount of spunk I like and everyone loves a turbo! Haha

rodhotter 05-03-2013 08:19 PM

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most factory turbo'd cars are mildly tuned, bigger less restrictive exhaust, more colder intake air and an ecu tune = waaah!!!! your mpg drops little unless your foot is in it.

chevyorange 05-11-2013 01:18 AM

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My Eco isn't the fastest car I own but through the wizardry of a six speed box it LEAPS to 30. I have to be careful as even with TC on it chirps the tires.

Sure it's not a sports car but my 2SA Eco, to me, is a luxury car that is shaping to get near or over 40MPG on the freeway as it breaks in.

It is a superb handling, quiet, comfy sedan. It's a very nice wheel to be behind.

Malibu 2lt 08-15-2013 08:57 AM

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I agree, my 2013 Malibu with the 2.5L-4,with 197 HP does well from stop light to stop light and should get in the low 30s on long trips and about 22-24 around town. The new Malibu has more zip than our 2011 Regal CXL with the 2.4L-4 and it got about 32 on the highway and about 22-23 around town.

joelw 08-15-2013 09:12 AM

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My 2013 3LT Turbo has plenty of get up and go. My 2009 LTZ was a six-cylinder, and I wanted the extra oomph. The Turbo provided plenty, and I'm loving it..

ddamienie 08-15-2013 09:46 AM

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It is just a common misconception that bigger is always better. The engines have become more refined with time, and the newer smaller engines are able to do more. If someone want buy the new malibu because it doesnt come with a v6 then they need to take the horse blinders off...

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