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2022 Chevy Malibu Fuel Efficiency & Gas Consumption

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The 2022 Chevy Malibu is considered a middle-of-the-road type of sedan. It's the car your neighbors drive, the one your boss drives, and the one you see most frequently in the carpool lane on major United States highways.

The 2022 Malibu is a mid-sized sedan that has a sleek exterior and standard features under the hood, which makes it an excellent choice for people who want something that looks luxurious but without the extra bells and whistles.

This year’s lineup offers two four-cylinder turbocharged engines for consumers to choose from, a hybrid powertrain, and excellent suspension that provides secure handling and a comfortable ride. We’re going to look at how the 2022 Chevy Malibu stacks up against other vehicles in the fuel efficiency department. This guide will help you determine if the 2022 Malibu’s gas mileage and fuel efficiency are up to the industry’s standards and whether or not they’ll suit your needs.

2022 Chevy Malibu Engine Options

Standard 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder engine

    • 4-cylinder dual overhead cam design with Direct-Injection and Variable Valve Timing (VVT)
    • 160 horsepower at 5700 rpm
    • 184 lb-feet of torque at 2500-3000 rpm
    • EPA-estimated 29 miles per gallon city
    • EPA-estimated 36 miles per gallon highway

Available 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine

    • 4-cylinder dual overhead cam design with Direct-Injection and Variable Valve Timing (VVT)
    • 250 horsepower at 5300 rpm
    • 260 lb-feet of torque at 2000-5000 rpm
    • EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon city
    • EPA-estimated 33 miles per gallon highway

Fuel Economy of the 2022 Chevy Malibu

According to Chevy’s specifications, the 2022 Malibu’s standard 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder engine can do 29 Miles Per Gallon (MPG) in the city, a further 36 on the highway. They will do about 32 combined city and highway miles. To travel roughly one hundred miles in the new Malibu, you'll need about 3.1 gallons of fuel. The Chevy Malibu doesn't have a supercharger and isn't considered to be a gas guzzler.

The Environmental Protection Agency says Malibu's 2.0-liter turbo engine is a strong competition against government ratings. The 1.5-liter turbocharged engine averaged 34 MPG on a 200-mile highway drive when tested.

The 2022 Chevy Malibu’s Hybrid version—which still carries a 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine—is expected to clock in with 44 Miles Per Gallon, as it did in 2021.

2022 Chevy Malibu Hybrid

Chevrolet’s 2022 Malibu Hybrid actually has several trim options to choose from, and a total of four other trims are available that still use traditional combustion engines.

As a mid-range trim, the 2022 Chevy Malibu Hybrid has several advanced features, including dual-zone climate control and a touch screen, an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple Car Play, and Android Auto wireless compatibility.

The advanced safety technology features are also offered on the 2022 Malibu Hybrid as an optional package and include distance indicators, forward collision warnings, and front pedestrian braking. Other safety features such as lane change warning, blind-spot monitor, lane assist with departure warning, and advanced low-speed automatic braking are also available on the hybrid model trims for the 2022 Chevy Malibu.

The 2022 Malibu Hybrid has played host to several new improvements from previous years. Chevy has done so to compete with the other hybrid cars coming from competitor manufacturers. The 2022 Chevy Malibu Hybrid stacks up against such competitors as the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Altima. The price for the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid will begin at around $30,000 for the standard models.

Tips to Get Better Chevy Malibu Gas Mileage

The latest Chevy Malibu has already been engineered to offer excellent fuel efficiency given how capable of a sedan it is, and there are several things you can do to conserve fuel even further:

    • Follow the speed limit. Fast and aggressive driving causes your car to work harder, which will have you burning more fuel per mile than you would if you took it easy.
    • Turn off the engine when you stop for long periods. The Malibu continues to use gas while it idles, so turn the engine off if you’re planning to be stationary for an extended period of time.
    • Get regular maintenance. Tune-ups that include fuel injector cleaning will help your sedan operate much more efficiently. Regular oil changes, tire rotations, air filter replacements, and related services can protect your sedan’s fuel economy.
    • Keep the tires inflated properly and replace them when the tread gets worn.
    • Use the appropriate type of gas and steer clear of after-market oil additives. Some of the marketing on these products claims that they can improve performance, but some formulas actually damage the engine.
    • Try not to drive back and forth over short distances if you can avoid it by planning out your trips a little bit better. Such trips burn more fuel per mile than longer cruises.
    • When on the highway, use your cruise control or simply make an effort to hold a steady speed. Slowing down and speeding up constantly will make your engine work harder, which uses more gas.
    • Be mindful of when you use the air conditioner and when you use the windows. The air conditioner puts more of a strain on the engine but opening the windows increases drag. Some experts recommend rolling the windows down to keep cool in the city, then rolling them up and using the air conditioner to lower the temperature on the highways.

Test Drive the New Chevy Malibu in Phoenix

The best way to truly understand what the 2022 Malibu will give you for every gallon of gas is to drive it for yourself. You may not turn heads while you’re driving through downtown Phoenix, but the amount of money you’ll be saving on using the new Malibu as your daily driver will be something to lust after. After you’ve taken it for a spin and you’re returning to the dealership lot, look at just how little the fuel gauge has moved.

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