Home / Auto News / News article: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu 2.5L Estimated Fuel Figures at 22/34 MPG - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Jul 22 2012, 1:01 PM

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 GM’s eAssist mild-hybrid tech and why it isn’t competitive, click here.

  • Tzu

      After seeing how tight the rear seat legroom is in person, and the small trunk, I don’t know why Chevy is pleased with rushing to put out this car. Granted, it’s all new for the moment but this will be an old car in no time. I think the ’08- current Malibu is far more attractive than the 2013 model. The Cruze is a nicer looking car, cheaper car, and has the same interior space as the new Malibu, plus gets better gas mileage. It’s a no brainer to skip the Malibu for something better. It’s sad, because I was hoping for alot more from Chevy in this model than they delivered. Maybe this is GM’s version of the Ford 500?  Here today, gone tomorrow and then forgotten. After botching this Malibu, they had better nail the upcoming “new” Silverado design. The new Fusion will blow GM’s attempt in the mid-size segment out of the ballpark.

  • G_rit

    Another self absorbed expert! Probably a Ford employee.

  • Agabel42

    Just got a new LT2 with the 2.5 engine. This is the first four cylinder car I’ve ever owned,  and I’m very impressed!  Very strong performance, good gas milege and good handling. It performs like many 6 cylinder cars I’ve owned. No, I do not work for GM. I just like to keep Americans working and keep the profits at home!!

  • Probodyb

    Gm parts are made in Korea…sorry to burst your patriotic bubble…I too thought the same until my 08 cobalts suspension was replaced at the dealer 3 times. I now own The 2013 Malibu ls.