When equipped with a 1.5-liter turbo engine, the 2018 Chevy Malibu offers an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg, 36 mpg and 30 mpg in the city, on the highway and in combined driving conditions. Similarly, the Premier trim delivers 22 mpg, 32 mpg and 26 mpg in the city. On the highways and in combined driving conditions. With a fuel tank capacity of 15.8 gallons, the L, LS and LT trims offer a driving range of 427/569/498 in city/highway/combined driving conditions. 

2018 Chevrolet Malibu MPG Figures

The Premier trim is not very fuel efficient and can travel 348/505/411 miles in city/highway/combined driving conditions. Some of the rivals like the Honda Accord are more fuel efficient, offering 30/38/33 mpg in city/highway/combined driving conditions. However, with a fuel tank of 14.8 gallons, the Honda Accord can travel 444/562/503 in city/highway/combined driving conditions. Even the 2022 Malibu mpg figures are better than the 2018 model, courtesy of well-tuned CVT.

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2018 Chevrolet Malibu MPG and Range

Trim NameMPG CityMPG HighwayMPG CombinedFuel Tank CapacityRange in Miles
L 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
LS Fleet 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
+2 More
27 mpg36 mpg30 mpg15.8 gal.426.6/568.8 mi.

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2018 Chevrolet Malibu vs. Competitor's MPG and Range

Car NameMPG CityMPG HighwayMPG CombinedFuel Tank CapacityRange in Miles
2018 Chevrolet Malibu22 - 27 mpg32 - 36 mpg26 - 30 mpg15.8 gal.347.60/505.60 - 426.60 / 568.80 mi.
2018 Kia Optima hybrid Sedan39 mpg46 mpg42 mpg15.9 gal.620.10 / 731.40 mi.
2018 Mazda 623 - 26 mpg31 - 35 mpg26 - 29 mpg16.4 gal.377.20 / 508.40 - 426.40 / 574.00 mi.
2018 Honda Accord15 - 30 mpg32 - 38 mpg26 - 33 mpg14.8 gal.325.6/473.6 - 444.0/562.4 mi.
2018 Honda Civic28 - 32 mpg40 - 42 mpg32 - 36 mpg12.4 gal.330.0/435.6 - 396.8/520.8 mi.
2018 Ford Focus24 - 30 mpg34 - 40 mpg28 - 34 mpg12.4 gal.297.6/421.6 - 520.0/650.0 mi.
2018 Honda Civic Si28 mpg38 mpg32 mpg12.4 gal.333.5/449.5 - 347.2/471.2 mi.
2018 Acura TLX20 - 23 mpg29 - 33 mpg23 - 27 mpg17.2 gal.344.0/498.8 - 395.6/567.6 mi.
2018 Volkswagen Passat19 - 25 mpg28 - 36 mpg22 - 29 mpg18.5 gal.351.50 / 518.00 - 462.50 / 666.00 mi.
2018 Ford Fusion17 - 21 mpg26 - 32 mpg20 - 25 mpg16.5 - 17.5 gal.306.0/468.0 - 360.0/522.0 mi.
2018 Hyundai Sonata23 - 28 mpg32 - 37 mpg26 - 31 mpg18.5 gal.425.50 / 592.00 - 518.00 / 684.50 mi.
2018 Kia Optima22 - 28 mpg31 - 37 mpg25 - 31 mpg18.5 gal.407.00 / 573.50 - 518.00 / 684.50 mi.
2018 Mazda 325 - 28 mpg34 - 38 mpg29 - 31 mpg13.2 gal.330.00 / 448.80 - 369.60 / 501.60 mi.
2018 Chevrolet Cruze27 - 29 mpg39 - 40 mpg32 - 33 mpg13.7 gal.369.9/548.0 - 458.2/568.8 mi.
2018 Chevrolet Impala18 - 22 mpg28 - 30 mpg22 - 25 mpg18.5 gal.329.4/414.8 - 407.0/555.0 mi.
2018 Nissan Maxima21 mpg30 mpg25 mpg18 gal.378.00 / 540.00 mi.
2018 Nissan Sentra26 - 29 mpg32 - 37 mpg28 - 32 mpg13.2 gal.-
2018 Subaru Impreza23 - 28 mpg31 - 38 mpg26 - 32 mpg13.2 gal.303.60 / 409.20 - 369.60 / 501.60 mi.
2018 Subaru WRX18 - 21 mpg24 - 27 mpg21 - 23 mpg15.9 gal.286.20 / 381.60 - 333.90 / 429.30 mi.
2018 Toyota Camry22 - 29 mpg32 - 41 mpg26 - 34 mpg14.5 - 16 gal.352.00 / 512.00 - 448.00 / 624.00 mi.
2018 Acura ILX25 mpg35 mpg29 mpg13.2 gal.304.0/432.0 - 330.0/462.0 mi.
2018 Toyota Corolla27 - 30 mpg35 - 40 mpg30 - 34 mpg13.2 gal.356.40 / 462.00 - 396.00 / 528.00 mi.
2018 Volkswagen Jetta24 - 28 mpg33 - 40 mpg28 - 33 mpg14.5 gal.348.00 / 478.50 - 406.00 / 580.00 mi.
2018 Ford Fusion hybrid Sedan43 mpg41 mpg42 mpg14 gal.390.0/572.0 - 602.0/574.0 mi.
2018 Audi A421 - 27 mpg30 - 37 mpg24 - 31 mpg15.3 gal.343.2/462.0 - 413.10 / 566.10 mi.
2018 Hyundai Elantra22 - 32 mpg30 - 40 mpg25 - 35 mpg14 gal.308.00 / 420.00 - 448.0/560.0 mi.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu MPG and Range

Trim NameMPG CityMPG HighwayMPG CombinedFuel Tank CapacityRange in Miles
L 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
LS Fleet 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
+2 More
27 mpg36 mpg30 mpg13 gal.-

2017 Chevrolet Malibu vs. Competitor's MPG and Range

Car NameMPG CityMPG HighwayMPG CombinedFuel Tank CapacityRange in Miles
2017 Kia Optima hybrid Sedan39 mpg46 mpg42 mpg15.9 gal.620.10 / 731.40 mi.
2017 Mazda 325 - 28 mpg34 - 37 mpg29 - 32 mpg13.2 gal.330.00 / 448.80 - 369.60 / 488.40 mi.
2017 Chevrolet Cruze28 - 30 mpg39 - 40 mpg32 - 34 mpg13.7 gal.363.00 / 484.00 - 411.00 / 548.00 mi.
2017 Chevrolet Impala 17 (2016) - 22 mpg25 - 30 mpg20 - 25 mpg18.5 gal.314.50 / 462.50 - 407.00 / 555.00 mi.
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer23 - 27 mpg30 - 34 mpg26 - 30 mpg14.5 - 15.5 gal.333.50 / 435.00 - 418.50 / 527.00 mi.
2017 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid Sedan49 mpg43 mpg46 mpg13 gal.637.00 / 559.00 mi.
2017 Nissan Sentra26 - 29 mpg32 - 37 mpg28 - 32 mpg13.2 gal.343.20 / 422.40 - 382.80 / 488.40 mi.
2017 Subaru Impreza23 - 28 mpg31 - 38 mpg26 - 32 mpg13.2 gal.-
2017 Subaru WRX18 - 20 mpg24 - 27 mpg21 - 23 mpg15.9 gal.286.20 / 381.60 - 318.00 / 429.30 mi.
2017 Toyota Camry21 - 24 mpg30 - 33 mpg24 - 27 mpg17 gal.357.00 / 510.00 - 408.00 / 561.00 mi.
2017 Toyota Corolla27 - 30 mpg35 - 40 mpg30 - 34 mpg13.2 gal.356.40 / 462.00 - 396.00 / 528.00 mi.
2017 Volkswagen Jetta25 - 28 mpg35 - 40 mpg29 - 33 mpg14.5 gal.362.50 / 507.50 - 406.00 / 580.00 mi.
2017 Ford Fusion17 - 21 mpg26 - 32 mpg20 - 25 mpg16.5 - 18 gal.297.50 / 455.00 - 350.00 / 507.50 mi.
2017 Hyundai Elantra22 - 32 mpg30 - 40 mpg25 - 35 mpg14 gal.308.00 / 420.00 - 448.00 / 560.00 mi.
2017 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan38 - 39 mpg43 - 45 mpg40 - 42 mpg15.9 gal.604.20 / 683.70 - 620.10 / 715.50 mi.
2017 Kia Optima22 - 28 mpg31 - 37 mpg25 - 31 mpg18.5 gal.407.00 / 573.50 - 518.00 / 684.50 mi.
2017 Buick Regal Sedan19 - 21 mpg27 - 30 mpg22 - 24 mpg18 gal.-
2017 Chevrolet Cruze diesel Sedan30 - 31 mpg47 - 52 mpg37 mpg13.7 gal.411.00 / 712.40 - 424.70 / 643.90 mi.
2017 Nissan Altima22 - 27 mpg32 - 39 mpg26 - 31 mpg18 gal.396.00 / 576.00 - 486.00 / 702.00 mi.
2017 Chevrolet Malibu22 - 27 mpg32 - 36 mpg26 - 30 mpg13 - 15.8 gal.347.60 / 521.40 - 351.00 / 468.00 mi.
2017 Honda Accord21 - 27 mpg32 - 36 mpg25 - 30 mpg17.2 gal.-
2017 Honda Civic28 - 32 mpg40 - 42 mpg32 - 36 mpg12.4 gal.-
2017 Ford Focus25 - 30 mpg34 - 40 mpg28 - 34 mpg12.4 gal.310.00 / 421.60 - 372.00 / 496.00 mi.
2017 Honda Civic Si28 mpg38 mpg32 mpg12.4 gal.347.20 / 471.20 mi.
2017 Volkswagen Passat20 - 23 mpg28 - 34 mpg23 - 27 mpg18.5 gal.-
2017 Ford Fusion hybrid Sedan43 mpg41 mpg42 mpg14 gal.602.00 / 574.00 mi.
2017 Hyundai Sonata21 - 28 mpg31 - 36 mpg26 - 31 mpg18.5 gal.388.50 / 555.00 - 518.00 / 666.00 mi.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu MPG and Range

Trim NameMPG CityMPG HighwayMPG CombinedFuel Tank CapacityRange in Miles
Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
LT w/2LT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
LT w/1LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
LS Fleet 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
L 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
+2 More
27 mpg37 mpg31 mpg13 gal.351.00 / 481.00 mi.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs. Competitor's MPG and Range

Car NameMPG CityMPG HighwayMPG CombinedFuel Tank CapacityRange in Miles
2016 Nissan Altima22 - 27 mpg32 - 39 mpg26 - 31 mpg18 gal.396.0/576.0 - 486.00 / 702.00 mi.
2016 Nissan Maxima22 mpg30 mpg25 mpg18 gal.396.00 / 540.00 mi.
2016 Honda Accord21 - 27 mpg34 - 37 mpg26 - 31 mpg17.2 gal.361.20 / 584.80 - 464.40 / 636.40 mi.
2016 Honda Civic25 - 31 mpg40 - 42 mpg31 - 35 mpg12.4 gal.-
2016 Volkswagen Passat20 - 25 mpg28 - 38 mpg23 - 29 mpg18.5 gal.370.00 / 518.00 - 462.50 / 703.00 mi.
2016 Ford Fusion22 mpg31 - 34 mpg25 - 26 mpg16.5 - 17.5 gal.363.00 / 544.50 - 385.00 / 542.50 mi.
2016 Hyundai Azera19 - 20 mpg28 - 29 mpg22 - 23 mpg18.5 gal.-
2016 Kia Optima22 - 28 mpg32 - 39 mpg25 - 32 mpg18.5 gal.407.00 / 592.00 - 518.00 / 721.50 mi.
2016 Mazda 625 - 26 mpg37 - 38 mpg29 - 31 mpg16.4 gal.410.00 / 606.80 - 426.40 / 623.20 mi.
2016 Chevrolet Malibu22 - 27 mpg33 - 37 mpg26 - 31 mpg13 - 15.8 gal.347.60 / 521.40 - 351.00/481.00 mi.
2016 Chrysler 20018 - 23 mpg29 - 36 mpg22 - 28 mpg15.8 gal.284.40 / 458.20 - 363.40 / 568.80 mi.
2016 Subaru Legacy20 - 26 mpg29 - 36 mpg23 - 30 mpg18.5 gal.370.00 / 536.50 - 481.00 / 666.00 mi.
2016 Toyota Camry21 - 25 mpg31 - 35 mpg25 - 28 mpg17 gal.357.00 / 527.00 - 425.00 / 595.00 mi.
2016 Volkswagen CC17 - 22 mpg25 - 32 mpg20 - 25 mpg18.5 gal.314.50 / 462.50 - 407.00 / 573.50 mi.
2016 Hyundai Sonata23 - 28 mpg31 - 38 mpg25 - 32 mpg18.5 gal.425.50 / 592.00 - 518.00 / 703.00 mi.
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