2018 Chevrolet Malibu MPG and Fuel Economy
On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu.
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu has 2 model options: Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L and Automatic 9-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L.
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Midsize Cars car class.
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Automatic 9-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Midsize Cars car class.
🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Get?
Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is 28 miles per gallon.
The table below breaks down the MPG for each model option:
|Model Option||Combined MPG||City MPG||Highway MPG|
|Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L||30||27||36|
|Automatic 9-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L||26||22||32|
💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu?
The average fuel costs for all models of the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is $2,475.
The average fuel costs have been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.
Comparing a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $875 more on fuel.
The table below shows the fuel costs and 5-year save/spend for each model option:
|Model Option||Fuel Cost||5-Year Save/Spend|
|Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L||$2,100||save $1,000|
|Automatic 9-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L||$2,850||spend $2,750 more|
🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Consume?
Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu will consume in one year is 11 barrels.
The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.
|Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L||10|
|Automatic 9-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L||11|
💨 How Many Grams of CO2 Does a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Emit?
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu will emit an average of about 4,770,000 grams of CO2 per year.
🌳 To help you understand the impact of this, a normal tree will absorb around 21,000 grams of CO2 per year. This means that roughly 163 trees would be needed to offset emissions from the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu.
The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 2 2018 Chevrolet Malibu model options.
Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L
The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L:
|Save/Spend vs Average Car||Save 1,000|
|Fuel Type 1||Regular|
|Barrels of Petroleum||10|
|Grams of CO2||4,380,000|
|Trees Needed to Offset||209|
|Vehicle Class||Midsize Cars|
Automatic 9-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L
The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Automatic 9-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L:
|Save/Spend vs Average Car||Spend $2,750|
|Fuel Type 1||Premium|
|Barrels of Petroleum||11|
|Grams of CO2||5,160,000|
|Trees Needed to Offset||246|
|Vehicle Class||Midsize Cars|
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